The Blogerati Files:

This week in the Blogerati Files - Toronto writer Nancy Fielding's

Describe your blog in 10 words or less.
A slice of life from my little corner of the universe.

Why did you start your blog? Blogiversary?
I needed an outlet, plain and simple. Friends set me up with space, hosting, the lot, and it went from there. was born in August, 2000.

Has blogging changed you or enhanced a personality trait?
I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's *changed* me: It's opened up my world, given me an outlet, and provided me with hours of fun.

Who are your fav bloggers?
caustic sense
urban refugee

Ever met a stranger who already knew you through your blog? How was that?
Yes. It was wonderful. We became instant friends and it grew from there.

Lose any friends or muck something up because of a post?
Thankfully, no. I exercise an appropriate amount of discretion.

What's happening in Toronto right now that the rest of us should be watching?
My biggest concern in this city is urban sprawl. The GTA is simply over-developed and the infrastructure is crumbling. Developers own the city and surrounding areas, and I would love to see Mayor Miller and co.
exercise a bit of political clout and slow all of that down before we become another Tokyo. We need space!

Choose someone, living or dead, to write your biography. Why did you make that choice?
Ach. My life isn't interesting enough to warrant a biography. I'd rather sit down with someone like Kevin Newman and collaborate on a book about the state of this crazy world that we live in. I like his style, his intelligence, and his take on things.

If your blog were a food, what food would it be?
Probably pasta - a little of this, a little of that, add some tasty sauce, and toss.

If you could gather all of the bloggers of the world together into one room and tell them one thing, what would it be?
It's not the New York Times, it's just a blog. Don't take yourselves so damn seriously.

Anything else you'd like to add...
If you're going to self-publish, please, for the love of God, learn the difference between "loose" and "lose".

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