The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a good theme to consider “Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?”In short, no. I am just a blogger, not a professional. After nine years, I’m not an amateur either. I’m just a regular, plain old blogger....more
Yes, it is a thing. Blogosphere, as a word, was coined in 1999. Wikepedia states: "The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community."This community is becoming increasingly more important to me. I began National Blogging Post Month (NaBloPoMo)this month, dedicating myself to the idea of blogging everyday for the month of November.Initially I did this to increase readership on my blog, and to stretch myself by writing daily, but by the 3rd of November it had become so much more....more
Trigger Warning: I am going to discuss the Jian Ghomeshi issue through the lens of parenting. Though not graphic, I do mention rape, abuse and violence. If you need help or support, contact your local women's shelter. I would rather be talking to my son about his love for My Little Pony, or recounting to him my recent holiday in Eastern Ontario (the leaves guys, the leaves), but instead, I am fielding questions about Jian Ghomeshi....more
Canadian radio generally isn’t a big thing in other parts of the world, but here in Toronto, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is kind of a big deal. He’s well known and well liked, for his views, for his interviews, and for his personality. Today, a decision came down from CBC firing Ghomeshi after he had tweeted that he was going to take some personal time off. The decision appeared to come out of nowhere, and I for one was a bit shocked....more
With the 2014 midterm elections just a week away, it's time to think about politics. Last week, we spotlighted some conservative bloggers to watch, and this week we are featuring some writers whose points of view come from the other side of the aisle. Here are a few of the blogs we are watching.
Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more