DC Blogs to Check Out – For Mark Story’s #BlogMonday

via Lara King (Guess where the map is from)
via Lara King (Guess where the map is from)

Thisshouldbeillegal.com was lucky enough to be mentioned as a blog of note by Georgetown University Public Relations professor and social media evangelist Mark Story in his rapidly growing #BlogMonday effort via his blog The Intersection of Online and Offline. Mark mentioned we were doing a good job using this blog for “local grassroots efforts.” Thanks, Mark. Disclosure: Mark was DCRA’s Communications Manager Mike Rupert’s (ME, the Author) professor.

So in honor of #blogmonday, even though yes we know its random on a Wednesday, we decided to share a few other DC hyperlocal blogs that we watch on a regular basis.

Bread for the City’s Beyond Bread

BFC’s Greg Bloom writes this blog that focuses not just on the important, essential activities of this non-profit, but shares link love and ideas with bloggers across the District. We met with him a few weeks ago and he has some real powerful ideas on how government, non-profits, private sector and residents can work together to improve the District. They just held several blogger meet-ups over the past few weeks as well. Follow them on Twitter too.

Miriam’s Kitchen

While this isn’t really a blog, this non-profit has definitely embraced social media and is doing great things to spread word of the issues, challenges and opportunities to help the District’s homeless. Non-profits in DC should definitely check out their site. Check them out on Twitter and Facebook. Their main site is linked in the title above. Ahh, we’ll put it here too.


For coders, journos and/or those just interested in local DC development, this blog run by Jacqueline Dupree is an essential read. She has taken social media, mash-ups and straight journalism to new levels. She won the Knight-Batten Citizen Media Award last fall. Check it out. We honestly don’t understand how she does this alone. Also, follow her on Twitter and Facebook.