A placeblog is an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time.
It can be done by one person, a defined group of people, or in a way thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s open to community contribution. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a newspaper, though it may contain random acts of journalism
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about the lived experience of a place.
Placeblogs are sometimes called “hyperlocal sites” because some of them focus on news events and items that cover a particular neighborhood in great detail — and in particular, places that might be too physically small or sparsely populated to attract much traditional media coverage. Because of this, many people have associated them with the term “citizen journalism,” or journalism done by non-journalists.
I don’t think this site is a placeblog. I write about Vancouver regularly, but it’s only a subset of what I usually cover. I suppose this category page on Vancouver is kind of a placeblog, but I’m not sure it’s kosher to submit a chunk of your blog to this site.
Kitsilano.ca, on the other hand, is definitely a placeblog.