Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Introducing our class blogs

After a two-week “soft launch,” here they are—this semester’s crop of group blogs, all oriented around local themes. The 17 students in my Writing for Online Publication course have set up several group blogs that deal with virtually all things Austin: enjoying its music, savoring its food, and accomplishing that and more on a tight wallet. The blogs are:

Austin Dischord, which had some nice coverage of the SXSW scene over the weekend and is dedicated to offering fresh perspectives on local music. As they say: “How do you keep up with a city that has one of the most vibrant musical landscapes in the world? You blog the living daylights out of it, that’s how! Austin Dischord is committed to keeping you up to date on all the music happenings in our fair city.

Digesting Austin, which takes as its goal to “help the city’s twenty-somethings find the best meals and culinary experiences in town. But this is more than just a restaurant review blog. Digesting Austin offers information and profiles on restaurants and their owners, investigates different food influences, searches for the city’s best  happy hours,  advises on supermarket deals, and offers recipe ideas for the time poor.”

and

Keeping Austin Cheap, which is geared to helping you navigate this city on mere dollars a day. “We want to provide a go-to guide for everything from food to fun to functional. We will help you get more for less while experiencing the best.” (see the authors)

So, check ‘em out!


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