As much as I love cheerleading new ventures on Silicon Florist, there are times when I have to talk about less than happy news. Because they affect you, they affect the Portland tech scene, and they deserve to be covered.
And so it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to report that Portland-focused blog OurPDX has been shuttered. I say “a bit” because there is a silver lining to this cloud. You see, there is the promise that the shutters may be reopened once they retool. Read More
When it comes to blogging about Portland, there are well known individuals like Bojack and Dave knows Portland. And well know topic blogs like Food Carts Portland, Portland Food and Drink, and Bike Portland. And, of course, there are some great news sources in town that cover all the Portland happenings.
But the great ensemble blogs—the blogs that focus on the unique views of the writers and their insights about Portland—are few and far between. And that’s why I’m happy to report that one of those great group blogs—OurPDX—is coming out of the mothballs, rising from the ashes, and beginning anew. Read More
[HTML2]There’s no doubt that Portland loves its blogging. Blogs here, blogs there, blogs blogs everywhere. But when it comes to blogging about Portland itself? No blog does a better job than OurPDX, the network of Portland bloggers who cover all things Portland.
And now—with their 1000th post—OurPDX is celebrating its first birthday. Even better? This Friday, you get to celebrate with the entire… um. Group? Herd? Gaggle? Bloat? Band…? Well, whatever a collective of bloggers is called, you’ll get to celebrate with them at Beer and Blog, this week—or you can always listen in to their extended birthday celebration during Strange Love Live. Read More
Yes, let’s that right. It’s time for the latest round of monthly navel gazing. Where we look back at we what read and the popular stories get more popular.
What did September 2010 bring? A scuffle and a free beer or two. Let’s take a look at the most popular posts on Silicon Florist last month, as determined by Web and RSS traffic. Read More
In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area. The hope was that the site would be a welcome—albeit disruptive—alternative to more traditional local news sources.
Now, barely a year old, the site is boasting some very impressive numbers. And it looks as if it still holds a great deal of potential to impact the local news scene. Read More
How is it June already? On second thought, don’t answer that. I don’t really want to know. What’s done is done. Let’s just move on.
But wait. Before we do that. I do remember that there was all kinds of exciting stuff happening in May. And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010. Read More
Well, it’s Thursday again. But unfortunately, due to scheduling and health, memePDX didn’t make it into the can this week. These things happen. The world is an imperfect place. Screws fall out all of the time.
But there, there, little camper. We’ve still got something for you. You see, we still did show prep. So we’ve got the stories. And that’s why I’m going to give you what Cami Kaos (@camikaos) and I (@turoczy) would have covered this week if we’d had a show. Read More
You may remember that, in early September, we heard rumblings of Portland-based television station KATU getting into the hyperlocal blogging game. Now, as Oregon Media Central reports, the KATU community sites are live and accessible to the public.
And while this traditional media foray into typically grassroots reporting and blogging represents an “it’s about time” moment—and a move that validates what many local bloggers have been doing for years—it’s worth taking a look at what the KATU blogs are going to be covering. Read More
Anyone who has spent any time around Silicon Florist realizes that I tend to be a little longwinded. And that’s putting it lightly. Brevity? Not my strong suit. And for many, reading through my lengthy posts isn’t the preferred way of getting their tech news.
So, I’ve been thinking about ways to get you more of the news you want with less effort on your part. And a different form of media seemed to be the best way to do it. So I begged started talking to the Strange Love Live folks and after a series of tantrums and crying fits on my part discussions, they finally agreed to help.
The result? memePDX. Read More
Last year, we mounted a heartfelt yet unsuccessful attempt to woo BlogHer, the premier event for women bloggers, to Portland. While we lost due to an all-too-common Portland drawback—no hotel capable of housing all attendees—there are no hard feelings.
Really. And just to prove it, there are a whole bunch of attendees from Oregon headed to Chicago, this week. Read More