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13 Jul, 2015

Well this was a bit of a surprise

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Publishing/writing/career stuff|The business of blogging

Many moons ago I was interviewed for an article about blogging. This, in itself, is not that unusual. Sometimes I’m interviewed and I never hear about it again or see the resulting article. Other times, people start tweeting and emailing as soon as the publication hits their mailbox. This was one of those times!

Costco Connection magazine (Canada)

The business of blogging: Costco Connection magazine (Canada)

15+ years ago, people were asking me: “What is your BLAW-g about? And why would anyone read it?” Today, there are millions of blogs, being read by millions of people. Whether they’re product reviews or restaurant recommendations or political rants, blogs are having an impact on Life as We Know It, and will continue to do so as long as people have a voice and an Internet connection.

We sure have come a long way, haven’t we? :)

My part in this article is a small one but it’s very nice to be mentioned – and recognized – nonetheless. I’m very happy that Costco decided to shine a spotlight on some great Canadian blogs. Apparently Costco Connection is the highest circulation publication in Canada, so if blogs weren’t totally mainstream and legit before, they certainly are now!

What’s YOUR favourite Canadian blog to read? I’d love for us to come up with a good list…!

Edited to add: You can read the article online right here


2 Responses to "Well this was a bit of a surprise"

1 | KJT

July 13th, 2015 at 11:45 am

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Andrea, I was in an Ottawa hotel on the weekend and saw you profiled in Essential Ottawa. That great picture and your prescription for a fun day in Westboro. There was lots of food involved!

2 | Alina

July 13th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

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I love reading your blog and Angela’s site Oh She Glows. I also think my blog rocks :).

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