A placeblog is simply a blog that focuses on a specific place over time. It is not about the individual, but instead where the individual lives. The shared knowledge of the community keeps people informed and encourages accountability.
A placeblog is a blog about the lived experience of a place. What do we mean by “lived experience”? The “lived experience” can be the local political news of a place, the social news of a place, the arts news of a place, etc. So, placeblogs are often about political issues, community news, restaurant reviews, music scenes, architecture, visual arts, etc. Any aspect of life in a place that makes it different from other places, or information that tells you something about the lifestyle of the place. http://www.placeblogger.com/content/what-is-placeblog (dead link)
Lisa Williams and the crew of Placeblogger says:
A placeblog is an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time. It can be done by one person, a defined group of people, or in a way that’s open to community contribution. It’s not a newspaper, though it may contain random acts of journalism. It’s about the lived experience of a place http://www.blogher.com/what-placeblogging
Recently Right to the city has just had a symposium session on placeblogging.
I did a large walking project (Vade mecum see pics here/a>) at PICA in 2006 and curated/made a sound art walking project (strange strolls) in 2005.
Some other sites
http://placing.wordpress.com/ PLACING is a critical and cultural exploration of place, writing place and place writing. The project will result in writings and publications addressing the intersection of cultural and urban life. The objective of the project is to draw out emerging and changing ideas about urban environments with a particular emphasis on the role artists, designers, planners, architects and other urbanists can play as changemakers. PLACEBLOG is a writing and research space produced as part of the placing project.
http://www.placeblogging.com/ This site was created by Tim Lindgren as a resting place for his dissertation and related research material after finishing his degree at Boston College in April 2009 — contains an archive of the ecotone (2003-2005) blog project