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A Brief Review of the Blogs in Córdoba

The following is a translation of a post originally written in Spanish by Franco A. Giménez: at Weblog Sobre Weblogs. Giménez has been blogging from Córdoba – Argentina's second-largest city 700 kilometers west of Buenos Aires – since 2002.

It seems as if many years have gone by since that first Beer and Blogs meetup in Córdoba on September 4th, 2003, where we able to gather just five people, of which only three had blogs. It was just a few months later that Córdoba Weblogs was founded with the objective of bringing together Cordobeses that have online diaries.

Thanks to the publicity by Jose Luis Orihuela, the project kept gaining followers, and each month there were more bloggers from Córdoba joining the directory.

As time went on, there were many more Beers & Blogs, a group formed to redesign and program a new directory, and t-shirts were also made. Due to a lack of time with the people who were responsible for maintaining the blog, the project lost steam. Now, the idea is to get it going again and integrate Cordosfera and its creator with our team.

In these three years, we've seen a lot of blogs and bloggers pass through. Today, Córdoba Weblogs lists nearly 90 blogs, some of which are no longer online and surely others are still yet to be added. In this coming and going of blogs, we have a few local gems to emphasize: Franco Piccato is a well-known journalist in Córdoba who this year launched Rompecabeza, a blog about digital journalism. In Un periodista dice, Sergio Carreras tries to present his articles in a form more suited for the internet than the printing press, according to his own description. En Español is the name of an interesting project by Matías Bellone, which translates articles of interest for geeks into Spanish (hence the blog title).

Something that has been noted by the majority of those who have been blogging for a long time is that they've lost enthusiasm and the act of creating content has turned into a mere digest of others’ news. Luckily, new people appear and we always have good blogs from Córdoba to read.

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