IheartPGH was quoted in the Trib PM about PittGirls return to the Pittsburgh scene. We were just one of many local bloggers who are happy to read more from JanePitt.
Reports of her demise have been greatly exaggerated.
PittGirl, the anonymous author of the popular Burgh Blog, fully returned to the fray of blogging this week, posting guest entries about the Pittsburgh Steelers on the Web site HaveAGoodSandwich.org.
But, she stressed, the one-week guest-blogging gig is no return from the dead. Since PittGirl ended The Burgh Blog two months ago over concerns about her anonymity, she said she has written for OMGPittsburgh.com and posted comments on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
“I’m enjoying my little ‘guest-blogger’ stint and have other sites offering me to guest-blog for them,” said PittGirl, aka Jane Pitt, in an e-mail exchange with the Tribune-Review. “This way, I get an occasional outlet that doesn’t endanger my job, and it allows me to bring traffic to other worthy ‘Burgh sites that might not have the audience they deserve.”
Her return was greeted warmly.
“I think it’s great,” said Lindsay Patross, 29, the blogger behind IheartPGH.com. “I’m happy to have her back, to see what she has to say about the Steelers going to the Super Bowl.”
“I never thought she’d come back. I’m so surprised,” said Matt Hogue, 24, of Elliott, the author of Pittsburgh Hoagie. “I guess she just couldn’t stay away. She must have been missing the attention. But we welcome her back if she wants to come back.”
MacYapper blogger John McIntire joked that PittGirl’s continued appearances after a pseudo-retirement leaves her among interesting company.
“It’s like Sinatra or The Who — if you say you’re leaving, get off the stage,” said McIntire, 51, of the North Side. “I’m just jealous because she’s the blessed blogger. … She’s like the Myron Cope of bloggers. Everybody loves her.”
And what are PittGirl’s thoughts on Sunday’s big game?
“Prediction: Steelers will win, not due to Benny (Roethlisberger)’s stellar play or (Hines) Ward hauling in pass after pass, but more due to some amazing turnover/gadget play. Something unexpected,” she wrote. “Final score 20-13.”