Imagine someone you’re having a nice conversation with , breaks off the conversation and says “by the way , you smell”.
That’s what it felt like talking with Mark Scantlebury this afternoon when he broke off what he was saying and blurted out “your blog looks terrible on my phone“.
Mark, who is still a friend (just) had been chatting with Julius Pursaill on a boat on the Norfolk Broads and conversation had turned to my blog and how boring it looked.
So what’s wrong?
Ok , so it’s over 6000 posts old now and if you are sick of reading it, just imagine how sick I am of seeing the same old text and the same old format and nobody liking the blogs and most of the comments being spam etc.
I’m taking Scants out for a night with the girls tomorrow, I will demand in return he provides me with some Quietroom knowhow to fix things, but first I need you to vote (honestly) and if you can leave a comment on why you voted the way you did, that would be good – as it will make it easy for Quietroom (who aren’t getting paid).
Boring you say?
In case you are asking, the blog is still my baby. I am still smarting from submitting my blog to Willis Towers Watson for their journalist awards and being the only person in the room to walk away with nothing! Not so much as a “lowly commended”.
I could sell it to fiendish advertisers who will insert links to dodgy scams.
I could sell it the next pensions minister as his or her “bully pulpit”.
I could turn it into a shrine to Nick Cave, Yeovil Town or CDC ( oh sweet CDC).
What a waste!
But I won’t – because I know you value reading 3,000 word blogs on Pension Funding by Con and Iain and love letters to the Pensions Regulator.
But wouldn’t it be more fun if it looks a little – you know – a little less – boring?
So give us your vote – please!