Top 10 Blogs in Madison

Something about Madison brings out the thoughtful aspects of human nature. Maybe that’s why so many in our community maintain a personal blog about their daily experience and happenings around town. To honor these local bloggers, we’ve compiled a list our favorite 10 Madison bloggers.

Follow the links below and discover a unique window into the community we share.

Ranking Logic: I was completely subjective, but did consider posting frequency and website aesthetics. Feel free to dispute the list (or even suggest additional entries) in the comment section below.

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#10 David’s Commonplace Book

This is a blogger’s blog – text heavy and idea rich. David’s wide ranging topics always find something to catch my interest. “The last shall be first…”

Dave's Commonplace Book

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#9 Corporal’s Corner

Wayne Engle retired from the Madison Courier, but he still has plenty of talent left for writing. On his blog you’ll find commentaries, stories, and reviews of various sorts.

Corporal's Corner

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#8 Cool Pics Photography

Like all great photographers, Bernie Kasper is a genius. That’s what I discovered after playing around with my own digital camera. From senior pictures to capturing nature’s beauty, this man does it right. Don’t miss more of his work on Flickr.

Bernie Kasper Photos

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#7 Visit Madison Blog

We love their pictures and posts about local events happening in Madison. Even over the slow winter months they’ve been posting new material. Just please make Spring come a little sooner!

Visit Madison Blog

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#6 Miss Madison’s Blog

The team behind the Oh Boy! Oberto keep their fans up to speed throughout the year. We love the videos and pictures of exotic race sites. Most of all we want Steve David to win in July.

oberto racing blog

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#5 City of Madison Tumblr

What, did the Mayor just start a blog? Not exactly, but his office posts several articles each week with helpful information about city government and community events. Keep up the good work!

City of Madison Tumblr

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#4 inMadisonIN

This website is your guide to all the best concerts, shops, and festivals in Madison. Plus their posts on Facebook keep everyone up to speed on community happenings. Rock on gentlemen!

inMadisonIN

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#3 Hanover Student Bloggers

Who knew college kids could write with such humor and wisdom!? These articulate women & men share a window into their college experience with short weekly posts. It makes me feel old, but I’m impressed with these future leaders.

Hanover College Student Blogs

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#2 You Think Too Much

Robyn Ryle never fails to post interesting and thoughtful articles. We especially love her Madison Monday series– everything she writes will make you think (and sometimes too much!)

You Think Too Much!

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#1 Madison Came Running

Bob Cline was blogging before there was such a thing as blogs. His website continues to be the best place to keep up with the people & happenings of downtown Madison, Indiana.

Madison Came Running

Comments

  1. I worked in Madison in 2011, which is how we found it. I quickly learned “up the hill” and “down the hill”. I just wanted to make sure that “old” meant what I thought it did. Since then, I’ve been following so many Madison-related Facebook pages that I’ve created a list devoted entirely to Madison. There’s a wealth of talent and creativity in this area that really appeals to my artist/professor husband and me.

  2. I keep telling myself to get my blog started. This may be the push I’ve needed! Thanks.

    • Tony Kummer says:

      Definitely. Get started and send us the link so we can add you to our list.

  3. kenneth Surrett says:

    it is good to see that old Madison web site did not make the top ten.

    • Tony Kummer says:

      I think of Old Madison as mostly a community forum, just in a different category than blog. You could probably argue it either way.

      • Does “Old Madison” refer to downtown? My husband and I are moving there soon and I’m interested in all things Madison. I’d love to have the link if you could send it to me. Thanks for these blogs – I can’t wait to check them all out!

      • Tony Kummer says:

        So glad to hear it. Be sure to check out the Visitor’s Center as soon as you get settled, or just need a break. (http://www.visitmadison.org/)

        Old Madison is a good website about downtown Madison (http://www.oldmadison.com/) but some they also have a forum on their website that some people find offensive because commentators often discuss city politics.

        In general, we say “Downtown” to refer to the historic district along the river. “Hilltop” is the newer portion of town once called North Madison, as you might guess it sits on the cliffs above the Downtown.

      • kenneth surrett says:

        I find the old Madison forum. To be offensive and rude. [edited]

  4. I have a friend who once told me, “I think, you think, too much!” Glad to see that a Madison blogger also had the same — uh, thought — and used it as their blog name! I’m honored to make the Top Ten!

  5. http://www.lucyjanetotes.com is another great one. a local engineer took her skills and applied them to a sewing/diy and blogging business and created a fantastic site. she is currently working on my web-site for shop and helped me look into the blogging world (just haven’t taken the plunge)