It seems there's nothing I can do to stop myself getting voted on the Mirror's Best of Montreal list, so I give up. This year, I tried just not updating as often, including spelling mistakes all over the place, and just lowering the quality of the blog in general, but it looks like that didn't work either.
For the second year in a row, I'm #2 behind Midnight Poutine (despite the fact that their RSS feeds have been down since February), and judging from the comment by the paper's editors it seems I'm a perennial favourite, much like Mutsumi Takahashi, Justin Trudeau and Gérald Tremblay in their categories.
I won't spend too much time talking about this, except to link to the other blogs on the list:
- Midnight Poutine (local culture)
- Indecent Xposure (music)
- Spacing Montreal (local urban planning)
- 25stanley (hockey gossip)
- Said the Gramophone (music)
- BitchinLifestyle (lifestyle)
- Montreal City Weblog (local news)
- Fashionista514 (fashion)
- Habs Inside/Out (hockey)
- Coolopolis (local news and history)
- Montreal State of Mind (design)
- Lady Jane’s Treasure Trove (style and décor)
Even though I don't put much stock in the collective wisdom of Mirror readers, it's nice to see at least one francophone blog on the list (25stanley, even if it isn't exactly highbrow) among the ballot stuffers and lazy asses such as myself.
With Midnight Poutine, Spacing Montreal, Montreal City Weblog, Habs Inside/Out and Coolopolis all listed above, I can't think of any offhand I think were snubbed this year. Are there any good quality local blogs that you think should be here but aren't?
Spacing's Alanah Heffez suggests Luc Ferrandez's blog (he's the mayor of the Plateau borough and the bearded cutie from Projet Montréal), which is a really good one but hasn't had enough time to really build an audience yet.
A highlight from this year's poll: a roundup of the "weirdos" suggested by readers. My favourite: "Naked dude with a spear with a tennis ball on it"