Blogger Profile

Blogger Profile: Ferry Tales

She’s some lady in Yellowknife, NT. Who has opinions and things. Her blog won first place in the Best New Blog category and second place in the Best Post category in the Best NWT Blogs 2008 competition. And yes I did just steal this introduction from her blog. Although she is leaving Yellowknife here is her blogger profile:

Who are you? Your average person would probably call me a nerd, but I’m not actually smart enough to fit in with the real nerds. I’m more of a turd.

Where do you blog? On the Internet, mostly.

Visit me! http://theferrytales.blogspot.com

Why do you blog?

I had a hard time getting famous with rock and roll.

What is the best part of blogging? …Or worst?

The best part so far is being part of the Northern blogosphere. It’s amazing how bloggers spread out from Whitehorse to Arctic Bay have formed this online community. And it goes beyond nerdy gatherings in Yellowknife – this winter, when I organized a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, several of the items that sold in the silent auction came from bloggers I had never even met in real life.

The worst part is when you make a typo and can’t get back and change it. I did that in my most recent poll.

Who do you write for? Yourself? Your Readers? Google? For a living?

I keep my readers in mind when choosing topics, and occasionally I go on a self-indulgent photography spree or rant.

I think it’s fun to write about things that will attract random Googlers, so I must admit I write for Google as well.

Do you or would you ever censor yourself?

**** yes. My blog attracts a lot of readers, and I don’t want to air any of my dirty laundry to creepy randoms. Sometimes I think writing about something of a personal nature can be helpful to others, such as when I write about OCD or coping with death. But people don’t need to read about intimate relationships, my work or my bowel movements.

…they don’t, do they?

PC or Mac?

PC

Blogs you read or would recommend?

My favourite blog is Slap Upside the Head. Mark posts about LGBT issues and completes each post with hilarious illustrations.

Visit him! http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/

What made you decide to move to Yellowknife?

I came here for work in 2007, but found other reasons to love it.

You recently announced you would be leaving the north, do you think you will ever return?

I love the North. I want to return for visits, but I’m pretty sure my happily ever after is going to be in Newfoundland.

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About the author

Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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