Montreal Bloggers

There are three sorts of Bloggers in Montreal: people who write about the city; people who focus on issues, like ecology or allergies; and writers who live in the city but talk about other things.

This column focuses on several independent writers who are conducting a series of experiments with their blogs.

Beverly Akerman alternates political commentary with reviews of books and television shows. My all-time favourite column is also one of her most recent, in which she compares the political careers of André Boisclair and Philippe Couillard. You’ve got to read it at: http://beverlyakerman.blogspot.ca/2013/03/column-on-philippe-couillard-proves-don.html.

Billy Shield has created a graphic novel called Paradox Island to comment on all the inconsistencies he notices. He’s a busy television journalist so he doesn’t update it, but the issues he’s done so far are worth reading at http://islandparadox.blogspot.ca/.

Heather Grace Stewart is a poet who writes about family life, politics and her muse at http://heathergracestewart.com/.

Julie Barlow and Jean Benoît Nadeau, the authors of the Story of French and the Story of Spanish, are adding lots of humour to their blog, which is otherwise a serious compendium of their work. Check out http://nadeaubarlow.com/en/home/ for a fun read.

Marijke: nurse turned writer has created an attention-grabbing health news site at http://medhealthwriter.blogspot.ca/. Most posts provide healthy lifestyle hints, but others ask compelling questions about society.

Mary Soderstrom has been writing about ecology, society and community in a series of essays she calls Recreating Eden. Her blog is up at http://marysoderstrom.blogspot.ca/.

Robert Frank is creating a Montreal-area news service with community articles by various journals around town at http://www.newscoverage.org/.

About

Tracey Arial

Unapologetically Canadian Tracey Arial promotes creative entrepreneurship as an author, cooperative business leader, gardener, family historian and podcaster.

  • Hey Tracey,
    Our blog is a CONSTANT ongoing experiment! (But aren’t they all?). Thanks for mentioning us.

  • Thank you for including my blog to your list. When I started my blog 6 (!) years ago, I had no idea where it would take me.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts this month (and later).

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