Banlieusardises comes out on top, followed by our favourite taxi driver at Un Taxi de Nuit, the currently-on-hiatus Mère Indigne, Mitch Joel’s blog at Twist Image (the top anglophone blog) and Anne Archet (the top blog I’d never heard of before).
Other anglophones on the list: Julien Smith’s In Over Your Head Hip-Hop Podcast (6) (his take), StayGoLinks (9), Metroblogging Montreal (11, leaving MtlWebLog and Midnight Poutine off the list entirely), bopuc/weblog (25) and HabsBlog, the only sports blog on the list.
Of course, what’s crazy about this list is that Fagstein is not on it. After setting the blogging agenda around the city for weeks now, to be shunned like this is just insulting.
Seriously though, there are some local blogs that should be on the list:
- Montreal City Weblog, Kate McDonnell’s no-frills daily news blog, which in addition to its age provides interesting links to what other people think of our city.
- Midnight Poutine, the only blog that runs like an original news site, with regular weekly features (like their weekend podcast and metro roulette)
- Chicagoan in Montreal, Frank’s fascinating look at the city from the eyes of an outsider (even if he’s been living here for a while)
- Christelle’s blog (cute puppy! OMG!)
- ChuckerCanuck, for those of you who doubt that crazy right-wingers exist here
- Coolopolis, Kristian Gravenor’s look at Montreal’s unknown history
- Expo Lounge, which was reminiscing about Expo 67 long before it became fashionable this summer
- Montreal Tech Watch, probably the most comprehensive blog for news about the local tech entrepreneur community
- Montreal LiveJournal community, which has become a one-stop advice centre for the city’s clueless Internet-enabled youth
- MTL STREET, the fashion goldminer
- Overheard at McGill, the most frequently updated “overheard” blog
- Pow! Right between the eyes!, Andy Nulman’s blog about marketing through the power of surprise
- Urban Photo, Chris DeWolf’s photographically-enhanced blog
- Walking Turcot Yards, a blog entirely about an undeveloped piece of land and the giant concrete spaghetti mess of a highway intersection that runs next to it