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Meet the Manchester Boob blogger

  • Richard Fair
  • 13 Dec 06, 09:43 AM

Boob Pencil blogger Clare Sudbery has been telling us about her blog and why she blogs. You can hear the full interview here including the story behind the name Boob Pencil.

Interestingly Clare says that she sees herself as a bit of a fraud when it comes to her blog being listed as a Manchester blog as she only really writes about herself. “I don’t think of blogging as being a geographically specific thing,” she says, which raises the issue I wrote about a couple of weeks ago about Manchester blogs not blogging about Manchester.

Clare has been here 18 years, “I don’t write about Manchester because that’s not the way I think”, she says.

So Boob Pencil is purely about Clare and she’s the first to admit that she’s an attention seeker. She sees blogging as a way of connecting with people – just as you would if you met them in a bar.

But if you do meet her in a pub don't offer her a handful of pencils with a request for her party piece, you might get more than you bargained for.

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Yes, that "Manchester blogging" thing confuses me a little, I admit. I mean, it's a lovely city and all, but how many people out there are really interested in reading blogs on specifically the subject of Manchester? It seems a strange way of categorising blogs.

Until you get to the meeting-up part, at which point - by obvious necessity - it suddenly becomes geographically specific!

Thanks for this link. I had fun yesterday - we made a family day out of it, doing ice skating in Picc Gardens, then a ride on a tram, then shopping in Next and a flight (well, that's what it feels - a bit - like) on the Eye. I'm planning on blogging all of this. Oooh! It will be a Manchester-related post! And all brought about by you. There you are. Richard Fair, putting the Manchester back into blogging. ;o)

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Apparently the listen again link not working...

"I clicked on the link to the programme and got a very nice lady saying "Sorry, we can't bring you the programme you requested""

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The audio link on the page is now fully functional so you can hear it again if you click on the link where it says 'You can hear the full interview here'

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This was an interesting blog. My wishes for BBC Manchester in the Christmas Season.

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