Saturday, January 16, 2010

Props to my Fellow Bloggers

One of the things I’m looking forward to the most about the Olympics are the people I will meet and the friendships that will be created from this experience. I didn’t think leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics that I would have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people but I have, mostly because like me they are bloggers and writing about their experiences around Vancouver 2010.

I admire all of them. If anyone knows how time consuming a task this is, it is me. There are several nights I’ve been up to midnight working on a blog post. We are not paid media; we are not doing this because it is our job. We do this because we are passionate and excited about these Olympic Games being held in our home country. We do it out of pure love for an event that is sure to be memorable and life changing. We are people who write from the heart and are truly appreciative of others taking the time to read our thoughts.

Here is a list of some of my favourite blogs and why I like them so much:

2010VanFan-A great blog written from the perspective of Andrea, a Vancouver resident, Olympic volunteer and fellow blogger. Andrea is on a quest to write a post for each of the 210 days leading up the Olympics and so far hasn’t missed a day. She gives the lowdown on all the latest preparations happening in Vancouver. As an avid Olympic fan, I would love to be there to see all of this, but since I can’t I rely on Andrea’s updates. It is great fun to follow her adventures from pin trading, Vancouver walkabouts and impromptu interviews with various locals involved in some way with the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. I have to admit, she has me addicted to reading every day! She is also supposed to do a guest blog post on here for me.

2010 Olympic Volunteer’s Blog-Written by Joyce who is from Scotland, she is going to be a volunteer in Whistler during the Olympics. Yes she is coming all the way from Scotland to help out during Vancouver 2010. I don’t know how she arranged that but good for her! She already has her red mittens so she will fit right in. Her blog currently covers items of interest in Scotland and provides helpful information on Vancouver 2010. I look forward to hearing about her days as a volunteer once she arrives in Canada. I am not going to Whistler for any events so I’ll be relying on Joyce to provide me with the scoop on what is going on up there.

We are all Mukmuks-I have to admit I may be kind of biased to this one since Mukmuk is my favourite mascot even though he may not be as visible as the rest. This blog is written by Tasha, who in addition to being a blogger is also going to be a Torch bearer! So envious of her for that. Have fun running with the Torch Tasha. We’ll all be thinking of you. In addition to be a Torch bearer, Tasha is also going to be volunteering at Vancouver 2010. Her story about her volunteer backpack woes are pretty funny. I look forward to seeing more from her.

Other Blogs of Note:


Art & Serge’s 2010 Road Trip


The Excellent Olympic Adventure


  1. Hey fellow blogger

    Thanks for the mention in your blog. I really hope we are able to connect at some point when I am in Vancouver. Although my volunteer duties are based in Whistler I will be up and down the Sea to Sky highway a few times to attend events in the city.

    The time is coming.

    Kind regards


  2. Thanks Christina! Funny how you and I think the same way sometimes. I just posted and then came here to see what you'd written about... I had written about new friends as well!

    Wish I could offer you somewhere to stay for the Opening Ceremonies... actually, I could probably swing some floor space if you don't find anything else. We're all expecting to be stacked like cord wood for the Games anyhow :)

    Look forward to meeting you in person soon!

  3. Thank you for your comments ladies. The people also make the experience for me. I look forward to meeting both of you in person at some point in Vancouver.
    And Andrea, I may take you up on your floor space! It's not like I'll get much sleep anyway. I'll keep you posted on if I find anything, otherwise, keep a spot open for me on the floor!
    Happy blogging! We shall meet soon.