With thanks to Benjamin Judge, who pointed me in the right direction.
I’m part of a scene: the Manchester blogging scene. This is a surprise to my family, who believe to a man that I should remain unseen as far as possible, given my predilection for oldfashionedness: dress sense; religion; approach to mumhood – you name it and I’m a couple of decades behind the rest of the country. Though I see drainpipes and draped scarves are back in fashion, I said to myself as I watched Doctor Who and ate my Viennetta.
In September 2010, Delineo commissioned a report to investigate the Manchester blog community. This research investigated over 350 blogs in order to accurately capture a snapshot of the vibrant blogging scene in the city.
According to the report, the average personal blog has 14 posts per month. I am happy to declare that I am above average: page 14 of the report proves it. I also get an honourable – though inaccurate – mention on page 18, which claims that my sixteenth month-old blog was set up in May 2005. If I had listened just once to Tory Boy it would have been; unfortunately, I only noticed him when he left home and gave me somewhere to store the wet washing on a rainy day, so I was a bit late in coming to the party.
Still, they say there’s no such thing as not quite right publicity, so I’m not complaining. Why should I? I’m on the scene.