Nashville Is Talking, News 2's blog of local blogs, is aptly run by Brittney Gilbert. But each weekend Brittney takes a break and asks a local blogger to run the show until Monday. This weekend fellow Salemtown blogger and good neighbor John H. of Salem's Lots is spinning the syntax.
I've kept up with the NiT guest bloggers over the months and I can think of only one or two that have thrown themselves into the effort with as much energy as John H. has so far this weekend. John's post count so far is over 35, which is twice as many as some NiT guest bloggers post in an entire weekend; if he were to stop now, he would have more than earned the $100 News 2 pays weekend bloggers.
But the quality of John's posts is just as impressive as the quantity of them. Some NiT guest bloggers do little more than bore their audience with the self-referential details of their weekend social calendar and football recaps; John H. is consistently writing on the interesting details of area blogs other than his own or prominent news stories, and he's making a yeoman's effort to make the uninteresting interesting. In the end, that fits the definition of journalism, even if it's mere "citizen journalism."
Check John's work out this weekend if the opportunity affords.