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Sep 14, 2012

Blog Notes: Hispanic Heritage Edition

This week my focus is on Hispanic blogs. And that’s no coincidence. Hispanic Heritage Month is underway. Clearly, the Hispanic contribution to American society is immense.  Just look, well, anywhere! You’ll find it in politics and fashion and travel and food and entertainment, and, well, just about everywhere. And obviously there are a ton of great blogs out there documenting this. So with that in mind, let’s brush up on our Espanol and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best Hispanic blogs I’ve seen lately.

VOXXI is first and foremost a news blog, and an Hispanic blog second. The Hispanic community reaches far across our culture. Not surprisingly, this blog also covers a lot of ground. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories where Hispanic culture intersects with politics, entertainment or business. Stories about Marco Rubio might work, too, as they have a certified “Rubiologist” on staff. Check out the full review here.

The Other Side of the Tortilla is technically a food blog. It’s got the pictures and the recipes to back that thesis up. But, it’s also the story of a married couple. It’s also the story of discovering even that which could be quite close to you. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around food, travel of photography. If you had a recipe for tortilla soup or something similar, that might work. But, I wouldn’t necessarily bank on it. Check out the full review here.

Dos Lives is an entertainment blog located in New York City. The name comes from the straddling of two (or “dos”) lives. This is a blog about the Latino experience, but it’s probably true of any cultural group in America. There is a desire to become a part of the larger society while still keeping true to one’s roots. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories about entertainment, music or film. Check out the full review here.

Curves and Chaos is a blog dedicated to life, travel, beauty and fashion. And speaking of fashion, it’s not the type of blog to cater to women who resemble a Barbie doll or some other unrealistic shape or size. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with travel and fashion. And If I were to pitch clothing, I’d make sure it was the kind of stuff that real people would wear. Check out the full review here.

The Domestic Buzz is written by a mother and wife in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Not surprisingly, the blog deals a lot with matters of raising children and marriage. But, it’s a lot more than that, too. It deals with politics and the environment and education. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that affect families, both inside the house and out. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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