Friday, 28 December 2007
One for the commentors.
This is the first full year of blogging at this place and also the year in which Mr. Drew became a not-to-be missed presence.
When I started blogging, it was not to do more than become more than a mirco-publisher, as work and family would always play too much of a role to allow more serious blogging efforts.
However, as time has gone on and the blog has remained I am humbled by the regulars who add so much to the place. Many of my shorts are indeed done in a few spare minutes, yet the quality debate they often create is very good indeed.
So I wanted at the end of the year to say thanks to all of you who read and especially to those who comment. I have come up with a list of those who usually to the best:
Dearime - A fine commenter and, if there was such a thing, a professional. A man with a clear sense of economics and business and sharp sense of what is bullshit and what is not.
'Anon' - There are lots of anon's, but there is one who comments here a lot who clearly knows a lot about a lot. See the comments' to the post of earlier today for good examples. Anon has been know to get very excited about housing and social policy from time to time. maybe 2008 will see this person revealed to us all.
Ed - Mr Clarke, who I recently had the pleasure of meeting at our drinks of a couple of weeks ago, is a true gent. He is on the both merry and jovial , but beneath his exterior lies a fine brain and witty raconteur. Shame is is a lawyer, but I guess you can't have everything.
There is of course a much longer list to add to this of people who can't go unmentioned, Steven-L, such devotee of time and well-thought prose, Mark Wadsworth, never short of a viperish comment for Badger, Ken from Glocs, Matt Ferries, Ellee Seymour and many more.
Thanks to you all and I wish you all the best for 2008 and hope to see you back here then.
Posted by CityUnslicker