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Tour de blogosphere: A Special Guide to Ottawa’s Literary Blogs (Part 3)

This is part three of our special guide to Ottawa’s online literary world blogosphere style. (See here for part 1 and part 2).  In this series expect champions of poetry, stories of small press, writers seeking writers, book clubs to notice, online journals, recaps, reviews and more. There are some definite trailblazers in the Ottawa […]

Tour de blogosphere: Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike

Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike is a story about aviation archaeology and family.  Fittingly, its writer, Jonathan Rotondo, is my older brother and life-long inspiration.  From childhood co-conspiracies to more ripened grown-up pursuits, he remains my sidekick, constantly supporting the counterpart to his sibling tribe. For that same reason, I wanted to support him in his […]

Tour de blogosphere: A Special Guide to Ottawa’s Literary Blogs (Part 2)

This is part two of our special guide to Ottawa’s online literary world blogosphere style. (See here for part 1).  In coming posts, expect champions of poetry, stories of small press, writers seeking writers, book clubs to notice, online journals, recaps, reviews and more. Today’s guide stop takes you to the individual multi-taskers, whose literary […]

Tour de blogosphere: Get Bjütiful with Brenda Labelle

Librarian by day, blogger by night, Brenda Labelle is the creator and writer of Bjütie, a blog that rejoices aesthetic pleasures while revealing a peek inside this Ottawa gal’s life. Spanning an array of topics, ranging from beauty and style, to performance arts, love and romance, Bjütie is a place to be inspired.  Labelle regards the site […]

Tour de blogosphere: A Special Guide to Ottawa’s Literary Blogs (Part 1)

After an extended hiatus, Tour de blogosphere, Apartment613’s review of blogs from the National Capital Region, is back.  We restart our journey today by looking at the numerous projects involving rob mclennan, our region’s literary jack-of-all trades.  (Note: rob spells his name all lowercase). This is your tour guide to Ottawa’s online literary world blogosphere […]

Tour de blogosphere: I Adore Food (and a good sleep too)

Eating and sleeping are some of life’s greatest pleasures.  In our fast-paced world, however, many of us don’t pay enough attention to what we put in our mouth, or for that matter the beds on which we sleep. Local blogger Alexandra Corriveau is someone who spends a lot of time thinking about food and mattresses. […]

Tour de blogosphere: From France to Ottawa with love

Ever since the Tour de blogosphere series started earlier this year, Apartment613 has looked at hundreds and hundreds of local blogs.  During this time, we have had the privilege of speaking with numerous bloggers from the National Capital Region, some of which have amazing stories. One of the most interesting people that we have met […]

Tour de blogosphere: Pedaling towards a more liveable (and profitable) city

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/72543422[/vimeo] Motivated to make Ottawa a better city, two local residents have launched an online site that seeks to promote mass cycling. The Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project was founded earlier this month by Michael Napiorkowski and Maayke Schurer.  Conceived as a non-profit community, the initiative wants to convince City Hall to install a network of segregated bike lanes […]

Tour de blogosphere: A pint and a tune with an artist

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SnZQt8If9k#at=122[/youtube] The word “blog” normally conjures up images of an online site with text, photos, maybe some artwork. With increasing frequency, however, local bloggers are using video to express their creativity. Embracing the power of the video camera, local blogger Kevin McGowan and Ottawa musician Steven Fouchard have launched The Revue, a new website that will […]

Tour de blogosphere: Meet the “Happy Generalist,” Ottawa’s resident travel bug

Though she’s had her nose pierced in Warsaw and kayaked in Croatia, this high-flying Canuck still calls the suburbs of Canada’s national capital home. Katie Shapiro, or the self-declared “happy generalist,” is a blogger from Ottawa’s west-end who documents her day-to-day culinary endeavours and international escapades on Kate’s Plate. “I was craving a creative outlet,” […]

Tour de blogosphere: Photo-blogs Part II

This week we conclude our two-part series on local photo-blogs (see Part 1 here), by looking at three more photographers from the National Capital Region. Jo-Ann Holden (Musician on Skis) Surfing the local blogosphere is like going through a family attic filled with stuffed boxes, suitcases and trunks. It’s difficult to predict beforehand what you’ll […]