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My Reddits

Before I was a blogger, I was a talented moderator on a homeschooling list. This year, I have kind of taken that back up again via Reddit.

This is my current list of Reddits (yes, I sort of randomly added some spaces to the List to make it matchup some with the image on my laptop):
  1. r/ClothingStartups

  2. r/GigWorks
  3. r/CitizenPlanners

  4. r/aberdeenwa
  5. r/UrbanForestry

  6. r/Seward
  7. r/HousingWorks

  8. r/pocketputer
  9. r/frenchwardrobe

  10. r/Walkable
  11. r/CoastalWA

  12. r/HealthWorks
  13. r/Knits

  14. r/SolanoRail
  15. r/NorthToAlaska
  16. r/NorthToAlsaska
  17. r/Relo
  18. r/TheCrescent

I created Urban Forestry just days ago and until today it had one member, me. I announced it on r/UrbanPlanning today and it was up to 27 members as I began this post, which makes it larger than about three-quarters of the Reddits I own.

I am not even done with putting this post together and that figure is already out of date. It's continuing to pick up members owing to the size of r/UrbanPlanning and it being a topic of genuine interest to planners.

Some of my reddits match or go with specific blogs. In addition to an r/SolanoRail, there is blog called Solano Rail.

Other times they are more loosely related and listed in the sidebar of some blog or a few blogs that are somewhat related. So my activity on Reddit is interrelated with my blogging to some degree and tends to cover similar topics: Health, housing issues, place making, etc.

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