Olympians, new ventures and Smallville | Edmonton Blog Watch
Culling the list of blog posts from last week was pretty tough. I try to keep the Blog Watch to only six posts, so as not to overwhelm you guys. I can’t stand blogs that publish lists that are obscenely long (i.e., “68 things you might have missed!”). Posts like that are about as useful to me as a printout of hyperlinks: not at all.
Anyhow, I completely cheated this week. In my typically in-no-particular-order list, I gave Alex Abboud first spot with not one, but three posts. Because, as I note below, he’s been crushing it with his writing lately.
If you want for me to fawn over you like I do Alex and the other bloggers below, you should submit your blog for consideration — I check this document every week to see if anyone’s added anything. So add your posts (or posts you come across that you dig)!
Sorry about all the preamble. Here’s the list of must-reads from last week:
- Alex Abboud has been crushing it lately, with what I’m calling Abboudinomics. Check out this post on Canada’s Indie Music Hot spots. Then, go and read the first two parts of his series on sports tourism.
- Tanis Miller, the Redneck Mommy, shared a very personal story about her adopted son Jumby and her thoughts and feelings about his early years before she became his mum.
- James Leask vindicates my closeted love of the TV show Smallville (and the forthcoming 11th season comic books) with this post about how that show opened up the Superman universe to a completely different audience.
- Robin Brownlee is one of my favourite OilersNation writers. When he gives readers a glimpse into his life and career, it’s always so fascinating and often heart-warming, including this post about his son’s birthday, and the new ventures Robin and his family are embarking upon.
- Olympian and Edmontonian Paula Findlay shares her thoughts on her race at the 2012 London Olympics — no matter the outcome, Paula, so many of us are proud of you.
- Glenn Kubish picked up Toronto Mayor Rob Ford the other day, and gave him a lift. Kubish shares his story of his brief time with Ford on his blog. Pretty interesting stuff!
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You can actually get the Season 11 comics already! They’re available digitally from Comixology or the DC app, and the first four paper issues (collecting three digital installments each) have been released.
Cool, thanks James. I guess I’ll be firing up the old iPad this evening!
Also, your love of ANYTHING shouldn’t be closeted! Like my infrequent column on the site says, There Are No Guilty Pleasures.
I know, James, I know. But sometimes the outside world applies a small dose of shame to the things I (and presumably others) love. So sometimes I keep quiet about it
The things I love are literally the one thing about myself and life I don’t have shame about.
Love this blog round-up, it’s a great idea (and an awesome way to get to know local bloggers).
Keep doing it. Please and thanks!!! 🙂
Glad you enjoy it, Sarah. It’s a great way for me to get to know the other content creators in the city as well. Hope you keep reading!