How to Use This Blog

First, may I say if you’ve found your way here by the mysterious workings of a search engine, I hope it was fairly close to what you wanted. If it wasn’t, please be assured that it wasn’t my fault. I’m not sure how search engines work, but I spent a long time in the book trade, and Waterstone’s used to use the slogan Humans Make The Best Search Engines. It could have been worse, after all. At least you didn’t find your way to some hardcore porn or a site wanting your credit card details.
On the other hand, if you’ve decided to stay and have a look around, I hope you enjoy it.
At the bottom of this page is a link to the Foreword & Contents, which will give you a vague outline of what’s contained within. What I decide to write about at any given time may depend on my mood, or someone I’ve met, or something I’m reading, or something I’ve picked up in the media, or a conversation I’ve had. It might revolve around something that’s happened to me (recently or some time ago), or a personal hobbyhorse, or even the contents of a dream. It might involve even something more abstract, like a musing on society on a wider scale. I hope the little ‘teaser’ subheadings will tempt you to explore further.
It’s not laid out like a conventional blog, with the most recent post at the top and you have to read backwards in time. Personally, I find that where a lot of flicking back and forth is called for (as with mine) that structure isn’t as user-friendly as it could be. That’s why I’ve decided to make each post as self-contained as possible (apart from the cross-references.)
At the bottom of most entries there’s a Comments box. I’d ask potential commenters to observe the same etiquette as you would in a face-to-face situation, and not just indulge in personal abuse (even if you passionately disagree with what I’ve written!) Simply because the Internet is largely anonymous, there’s no reason for civilised behaviour to go out of the window.
There’s also a Rate This Blog feature at the bottom of each entry. I’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate the item once you’ve read it. Even a One-star rating is better than no rating at all…
Finally, if you want to subscribe to or follow the blog, please be my guest.
Thanks for looking in.


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