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Hairballs and blogging

  • Richard Fair
  • 30 Dec 07, 11:41 AM

I’m not officially back in work until Wednesday, but it was either ‘nipping upstairs to do a bit of writing’ or cleaning up the umpteenth hairball that the cat has suddenly found a taste for. I think it’s his way of getting his own back for us all leaving him on his own on Christmas Day as we didn’t want to leave Mother on her own - I’d dread to think what she’d have resorted to.

So I spent a good part of Christmas away from home. Away from the computer. Away from all that food we stocked up on for fear of the shops never opening again.

And it seems that a lot of the Manchester bloggers have been (or still are) away too, with little sign of life in that place affectionately known as the blogophere. Of course the really geeky ones have still managed to update their blogs and picture sites despite being miles from civilisation or ‘another chance to watch Extras’.

IckleWeb was heading for Inverness last time I looked while Notebooks is spending a few days in that traditional New Year party hotspot – Llandudno. “There is a creative purpose to my trip”, she says, “as I'm thinking of setting a text in Llandudno. I did some research online and on Flickr, but obviously I need to go and see everything for myself.” So what are you planning on doing for the other six days of your week there?

From next week the BBC Manchester Blog will be getting a bit of a rejuvenation as mentioned in the last posting -speaking of which thanks to all those who sent me their thoughts. Actually when I say all of those who sent me their thoughts, I mean just Thomas.

We’re going to be featuring the best and worse of the Manchester Blogs each week with a picture of the week and from time to time we’d like to offer you the chance to write something for us about blogging and the blogging community as well as having non-blogging guest writers along to write about pretty much anything. We’re also looking to update the blog roll. We can’t possibly list all the Manchester Blogs – Manchizzle does its best to do that anyway - but we do want to know what you’re up to so we can send you some extra traffic. We’ll be listing blogs on merit.

Hang on, I can hear the cat mewing. It’s that mew that says ‘Hey I’m on my own down here and I have a little something for you’. I just hope he hasn’t bought another set of pans from bid.tv – it’s a long story.

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Aw, thats a shame richard, because if i know me what i actually sent you was probably not what you wanted but a pretty random outpouring of whatever was in my head at the time.

Have a great 2008

toast

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Richard, Robin, Kate, all of us on the blogroll and everyone who follows the BBC Manchester Blog - Happy New Year!

Julia with Notebooks :)

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Hi Richard,

Yes you're right we Manchester bloggers have been resting - if that's the right word. Although I did get time to do a micro review of the Dad's Army play at the Lowry just before 2008!

Jim

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Yay! More BBC Manchester blog in 2008.
(And less hairballs, natch.)

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