I still want to revive CartoBlog if there is anyone out there that would like to contribute.
Seems to me that to make it work, it needs to have a tighter focus than "cartography." I know I'm always tempted to put all sorts of other stuff on my blog
, but I have to keep reminding myself (by reading the header for example) what the blog is supposed to be about. I think Strange Maps
would be my model of a successful map blog: tight focus, consistent tone, and almost always interesting. Mine by comparison is self-indulgent; I enjoy it, but I do it as much for myself as for the public.
I could see blogs about:
- The new maps we've done; not just the draft ones we mostly talk about here (i.e. open season for horn-tooting of ourselves and others)
- Cartographic problems/questions, like my cartographic perspectives idea: pick something really specific like bathymetry or one-way streets, and write a little summary of one person's point of view, looking for comments.
- "Not dead yet", a blog about the world of cartography that is still doing just fine thank you.
- Great Maps: talk about maps we really like, one per entry.article
Three of these ideas are very image-heavy.