I have a quick question. One of the great things about blogging is that you can, on occasion, get a very personal, ground level look at a difficult situation. I am thinking here of the power of soldier and civilian blogs in Iraq (some of which I have linked at the right) and the blogging coverage of the tsunami disasters. I have not yet found, however, blogs written specifically to document life on the front lines in some of America's own struggles. I am particularly interested in finding and linking blogs that document life in poor communities. If there are none, how do we encourage this kind of reporting?
If you know of any of these blogs, just do me a favor and leave a link in the comments. There will be more on this subject in the future. It would help our cause to find intimate information about life in poor America--probably even more than it helps us to know about Iraq from that level.