The Tulsa blogging community got a cover story in Urban Tulsa Weekly in October. The article, by reporter Kathryn Benson, featured brief profiles of several Tulsa bloggers, including Michael Bates of Batesline and Jeff Shaw of Bounded Rationality. Even AT got a few kind words.
Unfortunately for T-town readers, the local blogging community isn't exactly thriving. Dan Paden, one of the bloggers featured in the UTW article, has stopped blogging, at least for now. His blog, No Blog of Significance, has been taken down. Although we almost always disagreed with Paden's politics, he was an energetic and passionate writer.
Over at the Tulsa Bloggers site, failed politico and local radio blabber Chris Medlock's Medblogged seems to have died as well. Tulsa Chiggers is still going, apparently, but it's not very active; its last post was some weeks back.
Other blogs featured in the UTW piece aren't burning through the electrons either. Indie Tulsa, Emily Priddy's blog that features interesting local businesses, published its last post in October, an eternity in blog years. Even Natasha Bell's culture blog, tashadoestulsa, is irregular in its postings. She's been active recently, but was (justifiably) distracted by baby duties in the last few months. (At least, that's our guess.)
Meanwhile, Tulsa Today keeps publishing nonsense, so there's not much to recommend this blog except its regularity.
The good news: The blogosphere remains wide open and Tulsa writers are always popping up with new blogs on a variety of topics. We try to keep up, but there are many Tulsa-area sites out there worthy of a look.