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Yes, I know that traditional blogging is dying. It may be more appropriate to say that it is irreversibly fragmented. Some blogged have headed towards the short snappy sharing of links on photos enabled by (among other platforms) Twitter and Instagram, some migrating to places like Medium where long-form content has a home, and still others have simply dropped out in favour of fora in gates ecosystems like Facebook. Things happen.

All that said, what blogs–or other accounts–do you still read? Are there writers on Medium, or elsewhere, that you like? What about Twitter or Instagram accounts of note?

Please, discuss. Share your perspectives in the comments.

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Meta, Popular Culture, Writing

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[META] On the latest two blogs on the blogroll

  • I’ve added Sean CW Korsgaard’s Korsgaard’s Commentary, a blog focusing on cultural reviews. In one interesting recent post, Korsgaard makes the case for the excellence of the 1999 film The Mummy.
  • Toronto writer and critic Drew Rowsome also has his own blog. He has recently shared his shortlist of picks for the Toronto Fringe festival.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 30, 2017 at 8:45 am

[META] On the latest blogroll expansion

I’ve added two blogs this morning, one old and one new.

  • Aziz Poonawalla’s City of Brass, a blog dealing with Islam and minority issues, is newly added. His most recent post there, drawing from the Chicago Dyke March Jewish flag event to that intersectionality is too limited a concept, makes an interesting argument.
  • LGBTQ-themed blog Unicorn Booty is a group blog that covers many queer issues. I would recommend one recent post reporting on the erasure of the nature of the Pulse massacre in Orlando by Trump (and others).

Written by Randy McDonald

June 28, 2017 at 8:15 am

[META] Some blogroll additions

Two links are being added.

  • To the news section, I’m adding the Canadian news website National Observer, which has interesting longer articles analyzing Canadian events. Of their recent articles, I would recommend Lorimer Shenher’s “LGBTQ officers need to pick the right target”, which argues that LGBTQ police officers should step back and consider the import of the police, as an organization, to many queer people.
  • To the blog section, I’m adding Strange Company, a great blog that assembles links of interesting and odd things around the world, in the past and present, and takes the occasional longer look at particular events. This link, examining the history of one Reverend Griffiths who was something of a ghostbuster in 19th century Wales, is a good example of the latter category of post.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

[META] More blogroll and news links

The start of a new year is a good time to add links to my blogroll, bloggish and otherwise.

Enjoy!

Written by Randy McDonald

January 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

[META] Blogroll expansion!

Only two this time.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 9, 2016 at 11:04 pm

[META] Another blogroll update

Two bloggers, three blogs.

  • Ottawa-based writer ‘Nathan Smith’s Apostrophen examined the life of a gay fiction writer in the nation’s capital. His recent post looking at how much he earns, from the perspective of what he could afford to eat with it, speaks about the economics of fiction writing.
  • New York City-based writer Philip Turner has two blogs, Honourary Canadian describing his life as an expat and The Great Grey Bridge looking at his take on New York City. His recent photo post from the shores of the Hudson River is beautiful.

Two bloggers, three blogs.

  • Ottawa-based writer ‘Nathan Smith’s Apostrophen examined the life of a gay fiction writer in the nation’s capital. His recent post looking at how much he earns, from the perspective of what he could afford to eat with it, speaks about the economics of fiction writing.
  • New York City-based writer Philip Turner has two blogs, Honourary Canadian describing his life as an expat and The Great Grey Bridge looking at his take on New York City. His recent photo post from the shores of the Hudson River is beautiful.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm