Someone left a comment asking how you find bloggers in your own area: What started me on my search was an article in the Kansas City Star that talked about a few area blogs, and gave the URLs. Among these was a core group that meets in various bars once a month or so to get to know one another face to face.
Once you've found one local blog, you simply check out their links to other blogs, and they often have locals listed.
I've stumbled onto a few bloggers from the nearby metro area simply from following links to read MEME entries (like Wordless Wednesday, over at Blogspot) and seeing them mention a local spot; I'll think, "Hey, she lives around here!" The ones I've found in that manner are mostly young mothers, and I enjoy getting to "know" them on the Internet.
I've also found that if you go to Google, type in "blogspot" and the name of your city, you'll find local bloggers.
By the way, I have
nothing against anybody being left-wing, atheists, blah blah blah...
unless they are angry, ranting ones! That's really what turned me off
in my reading yesterday. "Live and let live" works for me. I'm sure
they feel the same about angry, ranting Christians.
So there you have it!