Friday, February 13, 2004
Where Do Red Line Bloggers Live? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
farkleberries has just been added to the chicagobloggers.com directory on the Red Line! The "ring's" (more precisely, the network's) listings are organized geographically by "L" stop and Metra train station; ours is located at Granville on the Red Line.

Let's examine the distribution of blogs along the Red Line, from North to South - I suspect the frequency of blogs along a given train route will generally correspond with the presence of higher education institutions; e.g., many bloggers are highly eduacted young adults, or people who associate with them.

On Chicagobloggers.com there seems to be a preponderance of blogs on the North Side, Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods, with another peak in frequency at Sheridan, Belmont and Fullerton. No surprise; these stops roughly correspond to areas near Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University. Interestingly, few blogs hail from the Loop, and the South Side is virtually unrepresented in blogdom save for 6 at the Garfield stop, where some University of Chicago-vicinity blogs (like Crescat Sententia) reside.

But why? I can understand that some Loop residents may choose to list their blogs on a route other that the Red Line; but do Southsiders just not blog?