Since my PC died, I feel as if my blogging has been put in the stocks. Funny enough, the lack of PC and drop in frequency of posts seems to have had an inverse effect on blog hits, for Google Analytics showed a definite rise in the past few days.
Nothing to celebrate but it’s nice to know my readership hasn’t died just because my PC has.
But hey, with all this time on my hands, I find all sorts of other things to do at home.
Who needs a PC?
I was lent a copy of George Monbiot’s, ‘Bring On The Apocalypse’.
If ever there is a writer who will write great blog posts, he is. His book is essentially a collection of short essays (what Monbiot calls arguments) on six key topics of interest all written this century, some very recent:
Arguments With God
Arguments With Nature
Arguments With War
Arguments With Power
Arguments With Money
Arguments With Culture
Monbiot's new blog is on the Guardian’s web site – check it out.
I also listen to the radio a lot – always did.
Last Saturday, Kim Hill interviewed David Haywood, a New Zealand blogger who has earned such a reputation for his posts that he has been persuaded to write a book, essentially comprised of his blog posts, would you believe. If ever there was a writer to prove the rule about blogging clashing with authorship in print, Haywood wouldn’t be one. Check out Haywood's blog.