Author Archives: Cynthia Closkey

About Cynthia Closkey

Cynthia Closkey is one of the co-founders of Pittsburgh Bloggers, and she currently manages the website. She is president of Big Big Design, a web design and online communications firm.

Pittsburgh BlogFest returns!

The lovely folks at PodCamp Pittsburgh have been good enough to organize a BlogFest for us! Details: Where: August Henry’s (946 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA – across from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center) When: Friday, June 26, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

The future of Pittsburgh Bloggers is us!

Last week at Podcamp Pittsburgh, we had a group discussion about this site, Pittsburgh Bloggers, and the loosely connected community it represents, and how we can connect better and make this site more useful for everyone. It was a great … Continue reading

Q&A: How should small businesses and others reach out to local bloggers?

This question came to the Pittsburgh Bloggers inbox: Hi there! I am a local jewelry artist and I am looking for some help. I know that I need to get more information about what I do out there through social … Continue reading

Pittsburgh Blogfest 21: Festier than ever

Come meet your fellow bloggers and social media types in a friendly, unstructured setting. Blogfest is an informal and friendly gathering of local bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and anyone who enjoys life on the Internet. It’s more happy hour than meeting: … Continue reading

New on Pittsburgh Bloggers: Blogger Opportunities

People often contact me to ask how to get the word out to the Pittsburgh blogging community about some event, offer, or happening. So I’ve added a new feature: Blogger Opportunities.  We don’t want this to turn into a general-purpose … Continue reading

Pittsburgh Bloggers on Twitter

Pittsburgh Bloggers has a new Twitter account: Follow us on Twitter for announcements of new & updated blog listings, events, and blogger-centric opportunities.

Fashion Blogger opportunity: Maniac Magazine sneak peak, February 2

via April Hubal, Publisher of Maniac Magazine Maniac Magazine is having a special event exclusively for Pittsburgh bloggers.  Are you blogging about fashion or entertainment?  Do you pride yourself in giving your readers first hand news?  If so – you are the blogger … Continue reading

Generating Preview….

We’re experimenting with a new feature here on Pittsburgh Bloggers: preview screenshots of the blogs.  We’re using a feature of for this, a function that one is permitted to use even when not hosted on It works nicely, … Continue reading

Improved blog submission form — now with faster listings

If you’ve submitted your blog to be included in Pittsburgh Bloggers and have been patiently waiting for it to appear, I’m really sorry for the wait. The form we had set up for new listings made the process very clunky … Continue reading

Welcome to the new and improved (and still improving)

At last, at last, we have relaunched the Pittsburgh Bloggers website. In this new site, we’re focusing primarily on being an easily searchable blog directory — a way to discover Pittsburgh-area blogs easily. Note that the listings we brought over … Continue reading