Did you know that you can find others with similar interests as you on Blogger? Did you know that you can find others who live in your area? I didn't. I found this info on a totally unrelated site, not on Blogspot.
Go to your Profile and click on one of your interests. Let's say it's Photography; then those who have Photography in their interests will show up. This also works for the geographical area that you listed.
You have probably realized that this is another of my "filler" entries. I do this when I haven't blogged in awhile and have nothing ready to write about. It's to let everyone know that I am still breathing. LOL.