Finding local blogs - if you're in America
For now we'll have to settle for tools more suited to sailors: Jonathon Dube suggests, "if you want to search outside of the U.S., you can use the Blogdigger Local Advanced Search form [http://local.blogdigger.com/adv.jsp] and enter your latitude/longitude coordinates."
So how do you easily find those coordinates? My tip is Multimap: once you've found a place it lists the latitude and longitude below the map.
PS: Other location-based blog search engines recommended by Poynter include FeedMap (http://www.csthota.com/blogmap): "The only blogs included in here are ones that individuals have entered. Anyone can geo-code their blog and enter it, and once they do so they get a "BlogMap" to put on their site."
- And Videoblogger Map, "a map of videobloggers around the world (http://www.videoblogging.info/map/index.php). Click on the dots to go to individual blogs. There aren't very many on here, but it's a nice approach and could be handy as more are added."