It was frustrating to me, for years, because it can be hard to connect with strangers out in the real world, but on the internet, it's easier to filter down to common interests.
Now, so many years later, it's bizarre to me that I'm connecting with so many locals online. Because of past experience, I generally don't look for local blogs or local twitter accounts and I'm really out of the habit of trying to find locals.
The ones I have found have been largely by accident, and, once found, leading me to others. Or locals who have found me because I'm local to them. Maybe they aren't jaded by past experience?
When this tweet popped up the other night, I just knew that couldn't be true*.
I may not follow a lot of local blogs, but I know there are a lot of local bloggers out there. Some more well known than others. So I did some research and came up with a list of local food & fitness blogs.
If you know or write a food or fitness blog based in the Sacramento area, please let me know so I can add it to the list.
Girls on the Grid - "The Grid" is the nickname given to the midtown area, the streets of which form a grid pattern. Girls on the Grid cover everything from food to culture, art, fashion, makeup, work, ettiquete and probably local fitness scoops.
Munchie Musings - Ms. Munchie covers food & more in the Sacramento (and sometimes Dallas) area. She also has a handy dandy list of Sacramento food bloggers right here.
Cow Town Eats - Publishes the Daily Dining News, including news, deals and reviews of local eateries.
At Burger Junkies, it's all burgers all the time, featuring reviews of specific burgers and burger-centric local eateries.
Undercover Caterer - More food, more local. Recipes, reviews and excellend food photos.
Sacto Food & Insurance - Food & insurance? Well there's a combination I don't think anyone else has thought of. Sam's just getting started, and I can't wait to see how this blog grows.
Now that you're hungry, how about some fitness?
Bodytribe Fitness - The first & foremost (at least for me). I have mad love (and considerable jealousy) for these guys (and, no, I've never been). I would love to work out here, but finances and time make it impossible. For now. Their blog is fantastic, though, and I've been following it for awhile now.
Norcal Running - Not exactly Sacramento specific, the running ezine is northern California-centric, and contains lots of good local info.
Your Fit Pastor - Now, if you're not new to the Verbosery, you've probably got a good idea that this is not a blog I follow. But! I found it while researching for this blog, and it definitely seems like a fun, informative, inspirational, local fitness blog.
anywherefit - Crossfit is something else I'd really like to try. Fear and ignorance are my biggest hurdle here, but it's definitely on the to-do list. Crossfit anywhere? Hell, yeah.
Finally, if you're looking for blogs from people on a journey towards fitness (and not, necessarily, blogs about fit people doing fit things), here are a couple of those:
Fit Mommy - The tweeter who started this whole search!
Paula Wanna Cracker - Another local blogger I've been following for awhile now. I love her honesty, determination and spunk. And, I'm not gonna lie. I love it when she posts about "bad" Mexican food! YUM!
Wow. Ok. That's all I've got. Who am I missing?
These are what I was able to find or what was recommended to me by other locals. Do you have more? Let me know and I'll update the list.
*To clarify, I found out that Jamie was, specifically, referring to the nobody signed up for the Sacramento FitBloggin' Meetup. Personally I'm not a fan of Meetup.com, but what are ya gonna do? Go sign up!