The Joys of Metblogging

ttn-button.jpgSo Jeffery recently noted that once again, we’re looking for some new writers to replace the deadwood enhance and renew our ongoing commitment to excellence in localblogging. I thought I’d tell you some of the wonderful things you can get out of being part of the angry ball of snakes that is your hardworking and loyal gang of humble servants here. And yes, I do explain the non-sequitur logo just to my right! But after the jump.

Personally, nothing will compare to the simple and surprisingly strong camaraderie of knowing my fellow Metbloggers. I haven’t met every member of the team personally, but I’ve come pretty close, and I’ve made some good friends and some good enemies. If you want to impress your parents, you can always say that you write for the same blog as Wil Wheaton. Well, if your parents watched ST:TNG, I guess.

But enough about that, I also got some goodies. Let’s see: free phone, a meal or two, and a trip to Toronto so I can appear on national television.

Yep, January 20th, 2008, I’ll be on Test the Nation, as part of the “bloggers” team. The prestige of this achievement can be measured by the fact that I qualified for it, but I’ve never been to Toronto, so what the heck.

Which brings me to the real reason I wrote this post: what should I see in Toronto? It’s not likely to be a very long trip, probably just a weekend, and I already figure the Hockey Hall of Fame is a must-see, but what else?

6 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    Eeeek! I “applied” to CBC to be a Blogger on Test the Nation. *Apparently* I was not selected. :P But it’s fantastic to know that I know someone in the audience and it looks like you will do much better at those questions than I would have. :D Be sure to sit at the front – if you can – to get interviewed as the prototypical blogger. :)

    As for Toronto – you could visit St. Lawrence Market, walk along Queen St. West from Yonge, visit AGO, take in Broadway show, watch a major league game, go to Kensington Market, and visit the unique Chinese oddity that is Pacific Mall!


  2. Lydia (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    I wanted to express my jealousy. That is so cool!

    Wyn’s Toronto advice is basically everything I had to share also, so there you go. I especially suggest the St. Lawrence Market and Queen St W.


  3. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    Lydia, Wyn: I appreciate, nay revel, in your jealousy, and that of all the dozens more who, unlike you, seethe silently.

    Thank you for the suggestions, which I hope I can exploit, except for the idea of watching a major league game in January :).


  4. Carol Browne (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

    Ouch. Busted for being Deadwood. However, it is true. I’ve been slacking in my blogging duties.


  5. keith lim (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

    Since you bring it up–how many of the Vancouver Metrobloggers currently on the roster actually fill their three-or-more posts per week quota?


  6. Alden (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    Alden from MB Toronto here. So your coming to the T-Dot? Cool check out our site we are in the middle of a top toronto landmark poll. that should give you some ideas of things to see when your here. if you haven’t been up to the cn tower, that to is a must. but personally if you just walk around downtown and get lost for a few hours you will certainly bumb into some great buildings worth seeing. enjoy your trip.



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