Lucky you. We did all the heavy lifting by hand-picking some of the most well-established and popular local bloggers from The Triangle who you should be following right now… So go ahead and browse through our pretty impressive collection, add them to your daily reading list, and enjoy. Follow their blogs and social media to get an inside look at what’s going on in the Raleigh – Durham area 24/7/365.
You’ll also appreciate their unique raw perspectives that often cut through all the noise, plus catch some exclusive behind the scenes access, rumors and gossip, breaking news, or some good ol’ in-depth coverage of whatever the “IT THING” is happening right now that is hot and worth talking about non-stop. You probably won’t find “IT” anywhere else unless you are a true social media ninja, so you’re welcome!
We hope you find this list of local bloggers useful and discover a new blog or two to enjoy in addition to 919 Blog. Please note: they are listed in no particular order! We just numbered the list to keep things nice and organized.
1Triangle Explorer [Triangle Area]
I started my blog, The Triangle Explorer, as a creative outlet to share my pictures and thoughts about local culture and events with a focus on the local arts, entertainment, and dining scene.
As you can probably tell, I have a particular interest in local breweries, coffee shops, and food trucks, but I really love to explore all aspects of the local scene. As the child of small business owners I feel a strong connection to locally owned businesses and work hard to support them any way I can.
2Raleigh Whats Up [Raleigh, NC]
I have watched Raleigh evolve at an amazing speed to become a very hip, trendy, fun and quite delicious city to live in. I started a blog, RaleighWhatsUp to help people in Raleigh and surrounding areas, know where to shop, eat, drink, listen + explore locally. I love supporting small businesses in Raleigh (they are generally the nicest people you’ll meet!). If I’m not traveling, you will usually find me somewhere nearby, spending time at my favorite spots or checking out what’s new!
3Triangle Sports Network [Triangle Area]
The TriangleSportsNet.com blog is written by Peter Koutroumpis. The sports focused blog has been in existence since 2013.
The Triangle Sports Network features originally reported sports news stories from the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill – North Carolina) area.
The objective of TriangleSportsNet.com is to bring specialized reporting and content of NHL hockey (Carolina Hurricanes), NCAA women’s college basketball (Duke, North Carolina, NC State), NCAA and MLL lacrosse (Duke, North Carolina, High Point, Charlotte Hounds), PGA, Web.com and LPGA Tour golf(Rex Hospital Open, SAS Championship, U.S. Opens at Pinehurst), and NASL soccer (North Carolina FC – formerly Carolina RailHawks) while also providing readers general college and pro sports coverage as it takes place throughout the area.
4Offline [Triangle Area]
The Get-Offline.com events & experiences blog is written by various freelancers as well as in-house writers of the Offline Media company, a local start-up. The company has been in existence since 2013. We recommend you grab Offline’s app from the app store for the best experience. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
We’re Offline, a small, but kickass team of enthusiastic thinkers—engineers, designers, writers, marketing whizzes and everything in between—and we’re on a mission to reinvent the way we discover the world around us.
5Triangle on the Cheap [Triangle Area]
Triangle on the Cheap is brought to you by Jody Mace, a North Carolina writer, who has published the popular Charlotte on the Cheap for seven years. You don’t have to spend a lot to take advantage of all that Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and nearby towns, have to offer, from free museums to arts events, nightlife and family fun. Check back frequently, as new deals will be added frequently. Whether you’re planning a visit or you call the Triangle area home, Triangle on the Cheap is the place to start.
6Cary Citizen [Cary, NC]
The CaryCitizen.com community blog is published by Hal Goodtree, Lindsey Chester and a team of contributors. The Cary focused blog has been in existence since 2009. We also recommend following them on Twitter.
All Cary, all the time. News, food, events, business and more, 5 days a week since 2009.
7Triangle Arts and Entertainment [Triangle Area]
The TriangleArtsAndEntertainment.org community blog is written by Rob Morrow and a team of contributors. The Triangle area arts & entertainment focused blog has been in existence since 2008.
As an arts advocate, Triangle Arts and Entertainment magazine is devoted to bringing news and information about the visual and performing arts to everyone. We obtain this goal by our distribution network throughout the school, university, and public libraries; free newsstands; senior centers; and partnering with select hotels, bookstores, and coffee shops. Thereby touching on three distinct markets; Students – the future of the arts; “i-generation” – fervent early adapters discovering their own sense of art and style; and Seniors – long time supporters of the arts.
8The Durham Voice [Durham, NC]
The DurhamVoice.org community blog is published by Jock Lauterer and a team of contributors. The Durham focused blog has been in existence since 2009.
The journalism programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Central University have partnered with Durham civic and church leaders, volunteers and residents to launch the Northeast Central Durham Community VOICE, a community news publication serving Northeast Central Durham (NECD).
Stories are posted online at durhamvoice.org with neighborhood news, information, photos, videos and features provided by NCCU and UNC journalism students and local teens mentored by students and faculty.
9Clarion Content [Durham, NC]
The ClarionContentMedia.com community blog is written by Aaron Mandel and a team of contributors. The Durham focused blog has been in existence since 2013. We also recommend following them on Twitter.
Clarion Content is a Durham, N.C. based online media outlet focusing on the art, music, food, politics, fashion, and culture that keep our streets moving. Our aim is to provide quality feature, review, fiction, news, and style content. We work with local galleries, boutiques, restaurants, night life spots, public figures, and musicians to bring mediums together in a way not seen before, co-promoting and supporting each other while creating new content for our on-line magazine.
10Wake Forest Gazette [Wake Forest, NC]
The WakeForestGazette.com community blog is written by Carol Pelosi. The Wake Forest focused blog has been in existence since 2003.
The Wake Forest Gazette began in May 2003 as an email weekly newspaper to a small number of people but grew quickly with the help of Rusty and Tim Forrest, who built the first website and sold ads. The editor/publisher is Carol Pelosi, who moved to Wake Forest in 1970 with her husband and three children. She worked at The Wake Weekly from 1974 to 1985 as a reporter, columnist and editorial writer, left and worked as a purchasing agent for PSI, now Fujitsu for 15 years, and returned to The Wake Weekly at the beginning of 2000, leaving in 2003.
BONUS! Five More Local Blogs…
So, there are a couple of other cool local blogs worth mentioning here and throwing into the mix. They don’t post as often, but still worth following and checking out… Raleigh Nightlife, ITB Insider, 919 Raleigh, DT Raleigh, and Triangle Around Town.
Y’all be on the lookout for a follow-up post that we are working on, which will be sort of a continuation of this one. We will reveal our favorite local food+drink focused blogs in The Triangle area which should also be on your reading list.
Now, who are some of your favorite local bloggers in Raleigh – Durham and why? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/919Blog and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.
This post was created by the 919 Blog editorial team for exclusive digital publication on 919Blog.com and The Triangle Blog Network