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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Join the conversations, add to our stable of Saratogian bloggers

It’s a weird word, blog — the merging of "web" and "log," which at first conjured up virtual reams of narcissistic chatter: "Blah, blah, blah, blog."

Now I recognize blogs as places to think out loud, share information and, best of all, spark conversation — all of which you can find at

My boss made me place my blog first on the page, forcing me to post more often. I hope you’ll check it out and comment. But you might be just as, if not more, interested in reading Mareesa Nicosia’s business news, Patrick Donges’s political beat, Nicole Russo on horse racing, Andrew Bernstein on competitive bicycling, Stan Hudy on sports, Steve Shoemaker’s Web musings, or Betsy DeMars and Lauren Rose’s "Media Moms," on balancing motherhood and career.

I'd like to tell Betsy and Lauren it gets easier. It just gets different. Click on their site to offer words or warning ... or encouragement. is also a place for blogs by readers.

Couch potatoes who follow "Lost" and like TV and movies should check out Entertainment Daily. Read the critiques and critique the critic. Rather be outside? Read the Zen Bird Feeder and look at those lovely photos.

Want to get away? See Best Travel Deals for get-away ideas on a budget. Politics tickle your fancy? See what Saratoga Springs resident Tom Lewis is saying in "Right of Center."

Surely there’s a "Left of Center" out there who’d like to join our cast of bloggers. Hello?

If you have a blog or are you a fan of one that ought to be on, send me a comment with a link. Let’s keep the conversations going and growing.



Blogger Red Door Home said...

I wanted to let you know about my blog -

It is a lifestyle blog featuring DIY projects, budget decorating ideas, home decor, simple sewing and more.

I would love for you to check out my blog and to include it on your blog list. Thanks so much.

April 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM 
Blogger Woodswalker said...

Thanks for the invitation to local bloggers, Barbara. I keep a blog about natural wonders of Saratoga County, with lots of photographs. Come visit Saratoga Woods and Waterways at

Thanks for ALL the blogs you publish or link to.

Jackie Donnelly, Saratoga Springs

April 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM 
Anonymous PlanetAlbany said...
Please tell my old acquaintance Paul Post he's been doing a helluva job covering the horses. -- Bob Conner

April 10, 2010 at 9:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about adding the isaratoga blog? It is the best source for local news.

April 13, 2010 at 10:15 AM 

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