Newcastle Blogs

Monday, Apr 7, 2014



Trevor Dickinson works on The Lucky Country mural, 22 April 2011. Photo – Siobhan Curran.


At Saturday’s Newcastle Writers Festival session ‘Rough & Tumblr: Blogging Newcastle‘ I’d hoped to reference some Newcastle blogs that I subscribe to but we ran out of time. So here’s a list.




All The Streets in Newcastle

Ben Howland’s Tumblr


Brett McDonald’s Tumblr

Coal River Working Party

Dylan Smyth’s Tumblr

East End Footprints

Found In Newcastle

Hamilton North

Hidden Hamilton


Little Eco Footprints

Little Housein a Tsunami

Newcastle Appearances

Newcastle Now & Then


Pink Patent Mary Janes


Swamp Life

The New Industrial

The View From King Street

This Untidy, Smoky City

West End Adventures


The act of blogging is a fickle thing. People get busy. Inspiration takes a holiday. Passwords get forgotten. So some of these accounts have had little or no  activity for some time, but I hold out hope that they will return. Others post with such regularity I think I might have fears for their well-being if they suddenly ceased posting.


If I’m missing out on a Newcastle-based blog, please do let me know in the comments. Sharing is caring!


Thanks to Keri Glastonbury for inviting me to take part in the NWF panel, and to my fellow panellists Michael Newton of Showbag and Mark MacLean of Hamilton North for sharing your story about why you blog Newcastle. Newcastle rocks.


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