Category Archives: blogging

Looking for things to do in Huntsville; start here!

We’re deviating only slightly from our Birmingham only stance today, so I figured we’d take a look at a new site in Huntsville, AL (thanks to Nicki for the tip!).

Color Me Huntsville screenshot

Screenshot of Color Me Huntsville

Color Me Huntsville is a blog that looks at arts and entertainment happenings in the Rocket City and looks to be an expansion of a column that C.A. Marks has recently started writing for

They’re just going to keep on sprouting up… cool, huh?

Blogging in the ‘Ham: A great resource for “Mom” screenshot

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Searching around the web to see what we haven’t seen about Birmingham always brings some interesting results. The most recent discovery was that of a blog started to help make life easier for area moms. started last October as what has become a resource for area families to spend more time together. I’d try to do a better job describing it, but I will leave that to the original Birmingham Mom herself.

Grassroots group wants dome downtown

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Screenshot of Birmingham

A new website has appeared on the scene here in Birmingham. The site is called Birmingham Grassroots. Based on what they’ve written on their homepage, the site will focus on Birmingham’s political scene with the hope of representing the voice of the region. They are currently championing the placement of a dome stadium in our city center.

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How much do you know about Alabama?

That’s the question that the Hartselle Enquirer put to their readers in the form of this 20-question quiz about Sweet Home Alabama

Thanks to Bessemer Opinions for shining some light on this really cool knowledge tester.

How about letting us know how well you do?

From the Stationmaster: the boss gets profiled in The News

Yeah, it’s not from the stationmaster, but we knew he’d never post this story about himself on the site, so I’m going to do it for him.

If you happen to pick up today’s Birmingham News and check out the second part of the local section’s front page article about local bloggers, you’ll find a profile on our own André Natta and the site that you’re looking at right now…

So after you give him some grief – or some love – you’ll also want to know that this week’s and next week’s express newsletters will hit inboxes on Thursday instead of today due to the holidays. Don’t forget to sign up on our front page to receive it!

Blogging in the ‘Ham: Doc’s Political Parlor

Doc’s Political Parlor screenshot

Screenshot from Doc’s Political Parlor.

It wouldn’t be a series about blogging without focusing on what some would consider a statewide pastime and hobby here in Alabama – politics. One of the largest segments of blogs maintained in Birmingham are political in nature and none seem to garner more attention than Doc’s Political Parlor (& Home of Lawn Mower Repair). Every day the folks over there are a great one-stop source of information either revolving around the state house in Montgomery, local town and city halls and even occasionally a couple of mentions from the national media.

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Blogging in the ‘Ham: Dopplegänger Flutter

Doppleganger Flutter screenshot

Screenshot of Dopplegänger Flutter’s last post from 12.10.2007.

The world recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the blogosphere (at least as we know it). Some shined a brighter light on the phenomenon more than others. NPR is doing a week-long series that began this morning. There are even rumors that The Birmingham News may run a story about two area bloggers that run websites in town (hint: you’re reading one of them right now) in the near future.

We’ve decided that we wanted to shine a light on some of the bloggers that are active in Birmingham, AL. All of them have their reasons for writing (and we hope that they may share some words on their behalf either on their site or in the comments section here); we just want to help make more people aware of them. And because it’s the holidays, I’m the one that gets to write the entries…

The first one I’d like to shine a light on is actually one that will be disappearing from the scene in the coming days (and one that I don’t know as well as I wish I did).

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