While the city really heated up over the weekend thanks to some meteorological phenomenon I wouldn’t be able to understand without the diligent tutelage of CTV’s Josh Classen, the Edmonton blogosphere likewise continues its heatwave of fantastic content.
Remember: if you know of a post that should be included in the Edmonton Blog Watch, please use this handy submission form. I’m looking for stuff that is interesting, well-written and coherent — and, of course, written by someone from or in Edmonton, or just about Edmonton. Those are my only criteria.
Here’s some terrific content from the bloggers in Edmonton from last week. I usually don’t do these in any particular order, but last week saw some great milestones, so I’ll start with those:
- Congratulations to Emil Tiedemann — his blog I Heart Edmonton celebrated its third birthday last week. Sadly, Emil has decided to focus his energies elsewhere, as he says in his farewell post.
- Similar congrats to Jeremy Die and Gregg Beever, whose Edmonton-based webcomic Inglorious Hipsters celebrated a year on the scene with a postcast featuring myself, Jay Runham, Mark Jowett and Erin Bourne.
- Brittney Le Blanc and Karen Unland launched Capital Ideas last week, part of the Edmonton Experiment.
- Techmommy Jennifer Banks shares her thoughts on the loss of locally-run businesses in her neighbourhood.
- Mack Male wrote an interesting post about how the suburbs are marketed as a comparison to living downtown. His thoughts and experiences are definitely worth the read.
- Alex Abboud talks about how many employers in the city don’t have offices downtown due to the nature of their industries, and that means a slower build up of the core.
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