Corvallis Paper interview

I talked with Mary Ann Albright from the Corvallis Gazette-Times yesterday morning. She called and asked for the interview because of the PC Magazine thing, and she wrote a very nice article from our conversation: Blog days are here.

I'm especially glad she mentioned a project I put together called ORblogs. (If you read this site regularly, you probably already know what it's about.) I think localized blogging is something that's going to be important to communities, and it'd be great to see this idea gaining ground. I really would like to see more people in Corvallis blogging, if only for my own selfish need for information. But I think there are lots of people like me who read the local paper, watch local news, and still want to hear more. (Especially since Corvallis doesn't have its own local radio and television stations.) If everyone in town had a weblog, I could learn a lot about different parts of the community.

It was also good to meet Gazette-Times photographer, Ryan Gardner. (Who also runs VisualPeople.com with his wife.) Now I know what it's like to be on the other side of the camera. It was something like this—

Ryan Gardner

Speaking of local blogging... If you're in Corvallis, you should definitely tune into the Bigha weblog. They're a local company that makes outdoor gear, and they've been at the center of the green laser stuff you've been hearing in the news. They're using their company weblog to respond to the press. It's great to hear unmediated voices like this!