By Tracey Arial
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: 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: islandparadox.blogspot.ca.
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 www.nadeaubarlow.com/en/home for a fun read.
Marijke: nurse turned writer has created an attention-grabbing health news site at: medhealthwriter.blogspot.ca. Most posts provide healthy lifestyle hints, but others ask compelling questions about society.
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