It's like Sex and the Suburbs and 30 Rock all rolled into one…
All Over Albany continues with great summer stay-cation interviews… My buddy Erik Dollman and Sandor Silverman. You should be reading these. Of course, chances are because you read this modest and humble little blog, you also read All Over Albany. So find a friend who doesn’t read AOA and get them to read it. (And while you’re at it, have them read mine.)
Here at ATE we support local blogs. The Albany Creative Community is found, for the most part, online. The Times Union is a great depot for these folk, but it is rather exclusive. You’ve got to be on their radar. (And I am not yet on Mike Huber’s DRADIS board.) It’s the people like Albany Jane Daniel Nester and the folks at All Over Albany that broaden the blogosphere of Albany. They had something to say, and they’re saying it. Readership might not be what the TU can offer however. It’s official, it’s hyper-linked and it’s a community onto itself.
Community is the appeal of Albany. We laugh, we joke and we kavitch, but the idea of Smallbany brings us a warm feeling in our insides (and one not caused by the heat index today). More and more that community has an online aspect. How else would we, the interesting elite of Albany, get interviewed by one of the most beloved blogs in town?It’s a fleeting idea, but maybe there needs to be a depot for us independent bloggers from the 518.
In other news, Joss Wheddon really has this thing with making me sob like a little girl. Just finished the final season of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and the cookie speech never fails to bring tears to my eyes.