“Andrea has struck a great balance between useful information and storytelling that keeps the Fishbowl on my ‘must read’ list. From stuff to do around town to products & services, I really appreciate the integrity that she brings to her recommendations - and it’s uncanny how often they’re spot-on what I need!”
- Sasha (www.ramblingstroller.com)
A Fishbowl patronage isn’t just about an ad on a website. It’s a relationship.
Historically speaking, patronage refers to support given to a variety of artists including writers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.
My patrons support me and this website. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be here without them.
I’m very selective about who I accept as a patron. My readers are my #1 priority, so there needs to be a good fit. And if there’s a good fit, well, then I feel good about promoting my patrons, online and offline!
For an idea of the kinds of things I write about I recommend you take a look at the Categories section in the righthand sidebar. It includes things like whole foods, healthy living, family gear and travel, home design, and Ottawa. I write a lot about Ottawa and my neighborhood of Westboro too.
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For more information, rates, and technical specs please contact me for a rate card. If you’re interested in advertising in my Westboro-centric e-newsletter called the Extra Helping, make sure you mention it in your note because different rates apply. Thanks!
Thank you for visiting! My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (14) and Sarah (12). I've been blogging since 1999, which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran of the Canadian blog scene, I'm not sure which! The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I am the Managing Editor of Capital Parent Newspaper but also make my living doing a bunch of other fun things. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for parents and kids. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.