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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Windsor Star joins blogging ranks 
(en francais)

The Windsor Star has joined the growing ranks of newspapers adding bloggers, with the addition of 4 blogs in Saturday's edition. Canwest's blogging software is rather brutal, but at least the effort is there. Permalinks available but no comments or trackbacks.
Duffer's Dabbles - Bob Duff
Bob Duff is the Windsor Star's sports columnist and one of the country's foremost hockey historians. He has written or collaborated on six hockey books or CD-Roms, including History of Hockeytown, the first official history of the Detroit Red Wings. A goalie by trade, Duff is also a consultant for the NHL's official statistician the Elias Sports Bureau.

Bad Hair Day - Karen Hall
Karen Hall is a Windsor Star columnist who spends most of her time re-arranging furniture so she can put it back exactly where it came from, and tormenting her husband(s) by asking, "Notice anything different?" She can tell you if a picture is out by one-eighth of an inch, but she can't tell you where your car keys are.

Life on Tour - Don McArthur

I don't know whether my passion for golf is an addiction or an affliction but the game has certainly got me by the balls. I guess you could say I've found religion. I read about golf, think about golf, dream about golf and I'm going to blog about it this summer while I test my skills against other obsessive weekend duffers on Windsor's Bogey Tour.

Vanderblogger - Chris Vander Doelen

In his 28 years in the news business, Vander Doelen has covered crime, health, the environment, business, politics, written a book about the gambling industry, and won a National Newspaper Award. He has covered the auto industry since 2002. He tends a small woodlot near Harrow with his wife Veronique, who tolerates his fleet of rusting vehicles.
Another thing I found today was CanWest's Canada.com Forums section. I've stumbled across this numerous times but have never really stopped to look. I was quite surprised to find out that these aren't really forums but a gigantic Canadian Community Blog complete with comments and trackbacks. Looking through some of the politics posts, there doesn't appear to be a great deal of moderation going on. Cities with Canwest papers are all covered along with a few others such as Halifax and Hamilton. There are 11 different categories to blog under.

It would be interesting to see if the forums could be used as a comment section for the individual Star bloggers. I'll let you know. :)

Paul Synnott at 6:50 a.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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