* Local blogs are defined as blogs (or things that are sort of like blogs in that they publish stuff on the Internet in date order) that cover a specific area and nothing else. If that area were to vanish the blog would have no purpose. Someone who blogs about their local area and fishing and carpentry, they don't get in. It's all or nothing.
If you want a stupidly long list of Birmingham-based blogs check this bastard out. Then you're understand why I'm keeping a strict criteria.