If the early 20th will be remembered for the plethora of newspapers that then spread across the land, the early 21st will surely be remembered for the prevalence of blogs that have spread across the internet. Unlike their print predecessors of course, blogs are inherently world wide, and need not limit themselves to a particular geography. Nevertheless some of the very best of them do just that. Why? Because the global begins and ends at home, and nobody better covers the local than those who live there.