What other Parisians are blogging

It’s nearly the end of August. Soon enough things will start to pick up pace again after the summer lull, there will be la rentrée for parents and kids to fuss over, all your favourite local bakery/ boulangerie/ café etc will be there to meet your culinary needs.

But until then, if you are looking for distractions from these quiet time while stuck indoor all that often (no thanks to the generally awful weather), here are a few suggestions.

Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante
Pénélope Jolicoeur is a brainchild of Pénélope Bagieu, in the form of webcomic and all too amusing. Some may chalk this as a girlie diversion, and perhaps it is, but these illustrations along with the text are entertaining and often make me chuckle out loud.

Paris Daily Photo
Eric posts a photo a day of Paris, accompanied by short paragraph of description or anecdotes. It gives you a glimpse into many facets of Parisian lives, and before you know it, you would have found your way around this city since he also often indicates the arrondisement where the photos were taken.

Stuff Parisians Like
You may or may not have heard or read about Stuff White People Like, but it’s a site of satirical jokes that has taken the blogging world by storm. Some finds it offensive, other sees the humour and laughs along. Stuff Parisians Like is written in similar tongue-in-cheek manner, and whether you agree with Olivier or not, it’s up to you.

Paris Avant
Are you just that bit curious what Paris used to look like? Paris Avant is brought to life by Frédéric, and at about noon each day, a pair of photos of a location in Paris will be posted. One from the past, one of current day, for comparison of course. It’s amazing how little Paris has transformed, yet modernised at the same time.

2 Comments so far

  1. seurann on August 26th, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

    good post idea, I didn’t know "stuff white people like" and I might start to read it. On the contrary, "stuff Parisian like" seems a bit too caricatural for me, plus I don’t really like the fact that this blog in only meant to attract people toward a place tha sell something (but I admit, he admits it, so that’s a good point for him).

  2. Lil (lilianl) on August 27th, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    indeed, SPL is a tad exaggerated but then so are the posts on SWPL at times ;)

    and yes, he admits that this is a business pull.

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