Favorite Blogs 2012 Edition: From Our Friends Up North

There are some pretty cool Canadian blogs and media forums that you may be missing out on. One of the best things and possibly the only thing worthwhile about growing up along a border state was the proximity to Canada. Canada arguably has the best positioning for viewing Niagara Falls, began a national recycling program decades ago and has produced many creative geniuses. From Corey Hart to Canadian Mounties (remember Natasha & Bullwinkle?), Keanu Reeves to Malcolm Gladwell to Ice Wine there is much to explore.

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My Favorite Blog of 2011 #3: What Women Never Hear

So will this be 0 for 3? Apparently some find Everett Bogue  a bit too pretentious for their tastes. I agree that he’s in his own world where being a white male 20-something from a 2-parent home and middle class living may be blasé. If we are the sum of our experiences I’d also offer that such mundane (read that as dysfunction-lite) living is fast becoming a privilege for a few “lucky” people. Taking that into consideration I can understand why someone who’s had their basic needs met would find being a cog on a wheel unacceptable in the Age Of Turmoil  and having a safety net/support system in place would be more likely to take a risk to than someone who was starting life at -20.

I think anyone that can build an online forum in a year that fulfills them personally and financially supports them wholly is brilliant. Whatever they’ve tapped into has obviously resonated with enough people who were willing to “put up or shut up” is commendable. I still don’t quite get it either, but I offer my grudging admiration for someone thinking outside the box and having it all pan out.

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My Favorite New Blog For 2011 #2 Tennessee Guerilla Women

Thanks to a link from the BlogHer network I found Tennessee Guerilla Women and what a breath of fresh air.

Yes, there are lots of political blogs and women-centered ones at that, but they’re cool.

I can tell they’re young, innovative and hungry to extol a perspective. One that is much more inclusive than most “feminist” oriented sites. I don’t actually know if they refer to themselves as such but I’m certain many women readers would.

Keep up the great work!

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P.S.

If you’re interested in combining a little work in a far away land, Travelocity is giving away some spending cash to do so —

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Everett Bogue’s “Far Beyond The Stars” Blog Is My 1st Pick for 2011

Today’s thanks goes to FAXBoy my new writing comrade-in-arms and 2011 success cheerleader, who has written a hilarious and insightful send-up of the precariously employed titled Employment Of The Month. Think of it as a real-life Up In The Air meets Reality Bites.

I suggest everyone identify one key person who has also  identified goals to achieve in 2011 to bounce ideas off and get encouragement (a kick in the pants if needed). He recommended Everett Bogue’s blog Far Beyond The Stars and I LOVE it!!! I have another post on the minimalist movement and how it ties into the BWE messaging pending.

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