Since I last mentioned her work Gloria Salt has moved to a new home at her own domain. Thanks to the alphabet she goes almost to the top of the PooterGeek ‘Blogroll. The new banner for her ‘Blog “Apropos Of Nothing” carries a nice big photo of her face too, which could quite reasonably be captioned “All this and brains too”.
Beating Gloria to the top of the list is Adloyada, the handiwork of a PooterGeek commenter and correspondent. Have you seen 221B Baker Street lately?
I have also added two members of the glittery literati to the “Friends of the Geek”: Linda Grant and George Szirtes. Admittedly, I’ve only read them, not met them, but, thanks to normblog and PooterGeek, they have now met each other. And it’s only a matter of time before television runs out of unemployed fitness trainers from mid Wales and we are all locked into the Big Brother house together to discuss the semiotics of semi-colons.
At this rate I might have to start an entirely new collection of links in the PooterGeek sidebar devoted to procrastinating writers.
I think George is working, he hasn’t answered my email. I sent another email to my publisher about a misplaced apostrope in some cover copy they sent me to approve.
‘A writer you say? Oooh, that sounds glamorous.’
Us ugly bastards can console ourselves with the suspicion that the sepia tones in Gloria’s photo make it an old one.
The idea of a gaggle of bloggers locked in the big brother house is one to conjure with. Have you ever looked in the Harry’s Place comment boxes? That’s what it would sound like.
(Is there a collective noun for bloggers? teachers can reasonably be called a ‘whinge’…)
I think that’s apostrophe, Linda. An apostrope is what an apostle ties knots in.
(have resent the email)
Is there a collective noun for bloggers?
I have to say, when I first went to Gloria’s site I did think she looked very pretty.
George re our email hell, need to talk to you about the proposed Budaest trip – could you ring me?
Her sister Verruca isn’t bad either …