A Couple of New-to-Me Winnipeg Blogs

June 9th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

There are a couple of new-to-me Winnipeg blogs —  Nothing in Winnipeg and Love me, love my Winnipeg —  that I’ve been meaning to mention. I had to laugh when I discovered that they both just wrote about the wacky keywords that bring traffic to their blogs!

Nothing in Winnipeg is written by Melissa, a 29-year-old writer who has lived in Winnipeg her whole life. From her manifesto:

“Some words on the city. The city is my love, my co-dependent love. We validate each other’s flaws. If Winnipeg is frustrated and unlovely, and I am frustrated and unlovely, then we can cling to each other. If one of us pulls back from its potential, the other can too. We’ve comforted each other, but we’ve also held each other down.”

This blog is beautifully written, and I’m looking forward to ploughing through the archives.

Love me, love my Winnipeg is written by Winnipeg Girl, who’s been asked if she works for the local tourism board because she touts Winnipeg so much! She writes thoughtfully and humourously about her life in the North End, which I appreciate as it opens my eyes to the neighbourhood right across the Redwood Bridge from me. We definitely need more people talking positively about the North End! Oh, and she’s addicted to Slurpees. Go figure 😉

Anyway, I’ve added them both to my Google Reader  – you should, too! I’ve been updating my blogroll lately, deleting some defunct blogs and adding some new ones. What’s your favourite Winnipeg blog?


10 Responses to “A Couple of New-to-Me Winnipeg Blogs”

  1. Coralee says:

    to be honest, and I’m not just saying it, but so far you are my favourite Winnipeg blog. Though I have a few Pegger friends who blog, I wouldn’t say that they’re blogs about Winnipeg.


    plus Design Sponge did a great guide to our city here http://www.designsponge.com/2011/02/winnipeg-city-guide.html

  2. Emma says:

    In the words of former WoMH’er Laurel: D’aw! Thanks, that’s so kind of you! I’m looking forward to checking out the ones you mention.

    I, too, loved that Design Sponge guide – written by the lovely Lenore of Lather Creations.

  3. Winnipeg Girl says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I really enjoy reading about Winnipeg from someone who doesn’t have the “I was born here, what’s your excuse” perspective. Happy blogging!

  4. So great to find some new local blogs! And thanks for the sweet comment Emma, I’m blushing…


  5. Awww. Thanks so much, lady! Hopefully going to get away from the dreck soon and start writing some prettier pieces again. Thanks for the hat-tip.

  6. Emma says:

    Dreck?? Your piece on the Women’s Health Clinic gave me goosebumps. If that isn’t pretty, I don’t know what is!

  7. Jessica says:

    The ones you listed and yours are the only ones about Winnipeg that I know of. There’s a few others ones written IN the city (not necessarily ABOUT it) that I know about…

    http://www.myloveisgrowing.com (mine, so of course I have to plug it!)
    http://leflattery.blogspot.com (a young Winnipeg fashion blog)

  8. Curt says:

    There’s one that I really enjoy about the North End:


    Other than that, I’m like Jessica and have to plug mine too. lol It’s not about Winnipeg, but it’s about something going on IN Winnipeg.


  9. This is my first visit to your site 😉 LOVE that you’re putting Wpg – our beloved city – on the map.


    Ps. Thank you Jessica for the shout out! Cheers!

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