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Oncee told me about it on Symphony Sunday, but I wanted to wait to tell you guys about 304 Blogs on West Virginia Day.  It’s a one-stop-shopping site for all the top blogs in our loverly Mountain State. And in a stroke of sheer dumb luck, it’s sort of topical that I write about it today because West Virgina’s bloggers got some nice press attention this week (it would’ve been nice if some of us Gazzbloggers had been invited, especially those of us who have written about the way our state is perceived in the media, but at least some of us bloggers are getting some press). The fact that West Virginia has a vibrant, vital blogging community is a big step towards proving some of the more hackneyed stereotypes wrong.

So you need to bookmark 304 Blogs right now.  That way you can keep up with the “A Better West Virginia” project which has rallied bloggers from around the state to use our blogs to combat the negative stereotypes that surround West Virginia.   One of my favorite entries thus far is Rebecca Burch’s post on how West Virginia is a hotbed for Avant-Garde artists.  In the spirit of Rebecca’s post, here’s my video recap of the recent “Pandora’s Toy Box” Exhibit, put on by MarshHouseArt, just to prove that yes, West Virginia can exude surreal coolness as good as any place.