Oooh, A Brisbane Blog II

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Mark at his Doctoral Graduation

I’m slowly finding my way around the Brisbane blogosphere. It’s very random – we don’t appear to have the same sort of community that exists in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Or at least if there is one, I can’t find it. As I reported earlier, I came across a Brisvegas Blogger, Observant Little…, and one with good music taste and a shared fondness for hanging out at Ric’s Bar in the Valley via the 2005 Australian Blog Awards. I did anoint myself as the organiser for the Brisbane blogging meetup, but I haven’t time to organise anything because of the constraints of finishing my PhD.

Courtesy of an email from yellowvinyl, I’ve just discovered another academic Brisbane blogger – mc gregg – complete with a post on her doctoral graduation. At QUT by the way, we get to wear the floppy hat.

Anyone else who knows any Brisbane bloggers worth reading, or who happens to be a Brisbane blogger, feel free to get in touch or comment. My email address is m dot bahnisch at bigpond dot com We so need something like the Melbourne grogblogging here in Vegas.

UPDATE: I’ve taken the first steps towards trying to organise a Brisvegan blogging meetup. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but hopefully this will bear fruit in due course.

About Mark Bahnisch

Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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yellowvinyl
2022 years ago
Antonio
Antonio
2022 years ago

Hey Mark,

Here are some interesting blogs for you from young Brisvegans.

http://www.chrenkoff.blogspot.com (I’m sure you know who this is! He has already finished off his PhD & while you may not agree with his politics, he is incredibly thorough with great links)

http://www.insom.cx (Occasionally interesting links & commentary)

http://www.monkeytypist.blogspot.com (occasionally interesting posts)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/stephendann (Another ideosyncratic individual I’m sure you remember. Lots of interesting links to Brisbane friend’s blogs and has his own Brisvegas blogger webring)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/melamoo (Young Brisbane anarcho-feminist riot grrl. Occasional interesting and controvertial rants, particularly concerning Queer politics).

http://www.livejournal.com/community/brisneyland/

http://www.livejournal.com/community/brisvegas/

http://www.boilsmyblood.blogspot.com (Another Brisbane centre-right blog with occasionally interesting comments from another QUT ex-student politician).

Enjoy,

Antonio

Antonio
Antonio
2022 years ago

Two more that I forgot about.

Graham Young & co’s (Brisbane based) webblog:
http://nationalforum.com.au/the_domain/ambit_gambit/

Darlene Taylor (brisbane PhD student’s) webblog:
http://darlenetaylor.blogspot.com

Cheers,

Antonio

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Many thanks, Antonio. The only ones I knew were the first and the last two. I remember Darlene and Stephen from Uni – I wonder why so many current and former student pollies end up as bloggers!

ntp
ntp
2022 years ago

Here’s a link worth investigating:

http://anthonyjhicks.com/aussieblogs/

It shows a list of Australian bloggers with further subcategories by state. Bloggers who have registered with the site also have their latest posts automatically shown on the main page. It’s useful for discovering new blogs on a slow day, as well as a way of advertising your own blog.

If you have a blog, it wouldn’t hurt to register.

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Cheers, ntp, great link.

Antonio
Antonio
2022 years ago

Hah no bloody idea!

I will let you know when I find a Grant Muller or Matt Boland web blog though!

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Now that would be weird…

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

I daresay there are lots of brisbane bloggers drinking grog – just not in the same place at the same time…

re – mc gregg – her comment about ranting about politics on yr blog being blokey was strange. I’m a girl and I’d rant about politics on my blog if I had one.

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

should clarify that I’m not a blokey girl – oh, and if I had a blog I could call it???? are there any helpful books along the lines of what to name yr kid?

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

btw, Mark, you look very fetching in yr robes.

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

the name issue is a sore spot for me because I’m still a tad puzzled that my parents called me Kimberly…

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

You should start your own blog, Kim. You could call it – yellowvinyl!

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

I may just do that, Mark. and thanks for the suggested name :)

but are Brisvegans ready for the rantings of a leftie bisexual lesbian-identified early 30 something amputee femme chick who’s an American citizen? maybe I could satirise identity politics?

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Who could be more qualified than you for such a mission, Kim :)

Should you choose to accept it, let me know, and I’ll post a link.

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

Thx, Mark :)

I forgot “leftie small business owner”!

Robert
2022 years ago

I’d read it, too, fwiw.

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Rob, hopefully Kim will set one up!

yellowvinyl
2022 years ago

ok, I’ve bowed to popular demand. well, Mark and Rob’s interest anyway. no guarentee that I’ll write anything very often, but here goes –

http://www.livejournal.com/users/yellowvinyl/

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Excellent news, Kim! Welcome to blogdom!

Chris M
2022 years ago

I write for a worldwide blog (http://www.theterrarium.net) while attending UQ, so that makes us 1/7 Brisvegan. What’s the minimum percentage to join?

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Chris, this blog is 1/11 Brisvegan so I’m sure you’re cool!

simon
2022 years ago

Hi Mark,

Great idea, My site simondodson.com, I live in brisbane as well….

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

No probs, Simon. Go join the meetup thing and watch the message board and email.

Darlene
2022 years ago

I think I have had a promotion. Ph.D. student? Alas, I am actually just a lowly employee of our fine City Council with a mediocre Arts degree.

Also, my address has changed to the one you go to when you link on my name. Blogger was too much trouble.

So many people blog, in my opinion, because they can’t get published anywhere else, but other than that I enjoy saying any old crap I want to.

Darlene
2022 years ago

I think I have had a promotion. Ph.D. student? Alas, I am actually just a lowly employee of our fine City Council with a mediocre Arts degree.

Also, my address has changed to the one you go to when you link on my name. Blogger was too much trouble.

So many people blog, in my opinion, because they can’t get published anywhere else, but other than that I enjoy saying any old crap I want to.

Darlene
2022 years ago

Proving I couldn’t possibly have a Ph.D. I have just posted a comment twice (something I have been guilty of doing more than once – hi Evil Pundit).

Bet Chrenkoff would never do that.

Apollyon
2022 years ago

Blog of a young and social business owner having a rant about clubs and bars in Brisbane to general Brisbane issues.

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