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It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to do a Cleveland blogs round-up. However, there have been a more than a few recent posts and new-to-me blogs that needed to be shared:
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#1 GeekCLE is your guide to geek culture in Cleveland – from info on local arcades and comic book shops to forums discussing the X-Men and tabletop gaming. Check out their list of Free Upcoming GeekCLE Events, including a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party at Mahall’s.
#2 Reading about the Doctor Who Watch Party led me to the blog that’s hosting the event – Every Bar in Lakewood. Every Bar in Lakewood is exactly what it sounds like — one guy’s journey to visit every bar in Lakewood. I’m late to the game on this blog as his most recent review is Bar #49 – Johnny Malloy’s; however, I’ve been catching up on his other posts where you’ll also find info on Lakewood events.
#3 Last Friday, I spoke on a PRSA Student Day panel about pitching bloggers and the media. I really enjoyed speaking on the subject and learned a lot from the other panelists @SaraShookman and @KateKelly216. However, the best part was meeting local PR students and talking to them about their blogs. One of those was Kate who runs Fresh & Bright Daily, a blog about the things that inspire her. I found some inspiration myself from her post on Ohio University’s End Slavery Week.
#4 I know the next post on my list isn’t exactly a blog; however, the site is a fantastic source of intelligent commentary on Cleveland. Belt Magazine is the next step from the team behind Rust Belt Chic. Each week they publish long-form features, commentary and essays, such as Possibility City by Policy Matters Ohio’s Amy Hanauer. If you like what you read, help support Belt.
#5 A fancy steak dinner may be fine every once in a while, but I could have a hamburger or hot dog any day of the week. The Cleveland Hamburglar is a great place to start when looking for your next hole-in-the-wall burger joint. If you’re going to be in the Westpark area, check out this recent review: Smedley’s Serves the All American Classic Burger.
#6 As Call Me Trouble prepares for her wedding, she has started a Wedding Wednesday series. With a new question every few weeks, she’s asking a group of couples to share their insights on marriage. In her first post, you’ll find the group’s Most Surprising Wedding Moments. Mine has to do with playing video games on my wedding night. Surprised? Probably not.
#7 Speaking of weddings, if you’re in the midst of planning one, The Dawg’s Dish has some recommendations of Local Wedding Vendors. Lots of great tips in there from when she got married over the summer.
#8 If you could spend five days living in a movie, which movie would you choose? I Need a Playdate asked herself that question in her most recent post One Movie, Five Days, Repeat. I loved her answer; it’s one of my favorite movies.
#9 Beth at Craveable Cleveland has recently been making a lot of trips between both sides of the city. Although the drive’s not so fun, she shares her thoughts on what she loves about the Eastside, Westside.
#10 I came across this last blog while writing for PR Newswire’s Blogs We Love series. Although the Cleveland-based ThoughtsFurPaws covers pet issues beyond Northeast Ohio, I’ve found it helpful as Scott and I think about adopting a second cat. Anyone ready to adopt a pet should read her post about PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend this Friday-Sunday.