These yinzers have been around the block—the blocks of Pittsburgh, that is. These Pittsburghese bloggers write about whatever suits your fancy, including the terrible drivers in Pittsburgh, the roads in the ‘Burgh, and food to try in our Steel City. So, pay attention, you jagoff! These ‘Burgh blogs will teach you lessons about life, and everything you need to know about this great city.
–Ya Jagoff! This blogs has had some great posts in the past about Mike Lange (an awesome feature they do, called “Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff”), Pittsburgh traffic news, and even comical memes to boot. Their images are some of the best. My recent favorite was about how they made Pittsburgh versions of the Coke bottles with names on them.
–Minimum Wage Memoirs: This ruthless blog reminds of some of my tales from when I was taking the retail route through life (sometimes I wish I were back there). These memoirs tackle some of the most irritating tropes you’ll find in retail, and tell the story behind some of the most horrific sights the writer has seen in stores around the ‘Burgh. She also laments the fact that she works in customer service, but always comes back to the fact that we should all be good to each other, and even if it is “just retail,” you’re still working as a team, and the lessons you are learn in customer service cannot be taught anywhere else in life.
–The Pioneer Woman: Even though I would never classify myself as a pioneer woman, or even a country girl, I love this woman’s recipes. The recipes she posted a while back for iced coffee sounded like the best coffee I might ever taste.
–Yinz Can’t Park: I know I’ve mentioned this blog in the past, but they are worth mentioning again. They have some of the best Pittsburgh memes I have found on the internet, and each and every one of the cars featured in the images of ridiculous parking jobs is emblazoned with a license plate that reads “Jagoff.” That alone got me hooked in the first place.
–The Red-Headed Traveler: This blogger writes about cooking, eating, and traveling, but I think her best posts are the ones about Pittsburgh restaurants. Have you ever wondered whether Meat and Potatoes was good (maybe not, because everyone says it is), and whether Church Brew Works has a good breakfast menu? If so, this will be your new favorite blog.
–Pittsburgh Runner: Blogging about running is this writer’s specialty. She seems to run just about every marathon in this town, and tells you exactly what to expect in the process.
–The Nonsensical Roads of Pittsburgh: This blog is about just what it sounds like, drawing attention to the major roads and terrible road-related decisions made in Pittsburgh. Recently this person shone a light on the fact that Allstate named us (Pittsburghers) as some of the worst drivers out there on the road.
–Books by J.J. Hensley: Blogging is just one of J.J. Hensley’s specialties. This post, specifically, made me want to keep coming back: The Dark Side of Distance Running: Drinking Problems, and this title alone is satirical and clever enough to keep me reading into the future.
–Pittsburgh Space Weather: This unique blog talks about upcoming meteor showers, constellation viewings, and posts moon pictures seen from our very own towns and suburbs. For the astronomers (or wannabe astronomers like some of my friends and I) out there, this one is a spec of gold in the dust mines, if you will.
–Melissa Firman: Even though this Pittsburgh woman talks about Philly sometimes (yuck!), she has some fantastic features about books, like a mini review on The Bell Jar and some of Annie Dillard’s (an amazing Pittsburgh author) materials. She also had a recent blog about the NFL’s stance on domestic violence, which I found to be pretty interesting, and which held a new perspective on this subject.
Many of these blogs were found through the Pittsburgh Bloggers group on Facebook, which is worth mentioning here, also. Us ‘Burgh bloggers have to stick together, right yinz? For any niche, hobby, or food-related blogs, check out the ones above. I can almost guarantee you won’t be disappointed.