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So this is my very first blog post.


Welcome. It’s lovely to have you here. Would you like a cup of tea while we get better aquainted? No. Maybe some squash? Or a cookie? Up to you, obviously.

Now, I’ve never blogged before because I’ve always thought that a blog should have a theme. The writer should have some particular specific  interest or expertise which people of similiar interests would value sufficiently to seek out on the web. I, myself, am simply too easily distracted to build up any unique expertise. I am something of a Jacqueline of All Trades, so this blog will, I fear, simply be filled with whatever thoughts pop into my brain. My only commitment to you is that I will endeavour, whereever possible, to think only interesting thoughts.

On my mind this week are editing and rewriting; cuts to the UK Legal Aid budget; how to lose 3 stone in 4 months; how to implement effective peer assessment with short-term adult learners; the Babylonian’s notion of “zero” and where to find pretty sandals that don’t cause pain (to the feet or bank balance). All of these things may crop up in future posts, but they may not. I may see something shiny over there and forget about all those things.

Stick with it though – there may well be absolute diamonds in amongst the rough.


3 thoughts on “Hello

    Angela Scott said:
    March 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Hey, I like blogs that are random. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s fun to find out.

    Blogging is fun, but it can also be mind zapping. I love the blogging and twitter community–the support and encouragement is amazing. BUT, I find myself blogging and twittering more than writing, which was my main purpose for starting the blog in the first place. I have to find balance.

    You’ll have to let me know who you like WordPress. I’ve heard good things about it. So let me know what you think one you get blogging like crazy 🙂

    You’re added to the BEST DARN BLOGS EVER! folder 🙂


    Patricia A. Carrigan said:
    April 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Alison,
    We’re friend’s on twitter… we were discussing a blue fly’s arse I believe. lol. I like your first post. It’s fun and not all serious and sad. I signed up to get emails! Maybe I’ll pick up some more good phrases from you. I could start a trend in the San Fran area of Cali! Still trying to get people to use “snogging.” I like your style. Don’t be offended, but it reminds me of mom. I’m 17… so it’s ok. You are both young. Would you like to visit my website, take a look at my blog, fall into my nothing box to see my poems and art then maybe have a preview of my novel, Antiserum? You may also get a sneak peek of my new book I’m writing and vote whether I should use it or not at “help the author.” Please visit, browse, leave me a comment… I’d love some input! This link will take you straight to help the author, you can go anywhere from there. http://www.patriciacarrigan.com/help-the-author.html

    Patricia A. Carrigan
    Author Antiserum


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