The latest Los Angeles Times blog to fade away is L.A. Land, which never seemed to quite recover its mojo from last year's departure of originator Peter Viles. When real estate reporter Peter Hong left the paper last month on a buyout, the blog became less necessary. Now what's left of the real estate news and observations has been folded into Money and Company, the main blog produced by the paper's business writers. Some commenters said they'll miss it, others were ready to let it go. Best of the lot:
You know, part of LA Land's problem was that the Times mixed residential real estate pieces with "houses of the stars" pieces and commercial real estate pieces, such that the blog really didn't have any focus. You are apparently attempting to correct this by further blurring the focus of LA Land by combining residential real estate, houses of the stars, and commercial real estate with business news, economic regulatory news, wall street news, and general economic trends. Don't you think this is really losing what little focus you had?
Back in April, based on these stats, L.A. Land was doing way better than most Times blogs. Also folded in are California Consumer and Up to Speed.