Sunday, 8 February 2009
It's All About Me
Lots of people have posted their own snow pictures this week, and I can no longer resist the temptation to show off. We have a huge amount of the white stuff here (that drift is now two feet deeper), I have a stupendously unfashionable parka: but we do seem to have lost my husband's car... it's got to be out there somewhere. Meanwhile we've been sliding about, very slowly, in my Discovery, and wondering when all this horrible snow is going to melt.
Right: onto business. The more observant among you might have noticed that I've added a list of people who have linked to me. I am amazed that there are so many of you: thank you for your support! If you've linked here from your blog but aren't on my list, comment here or email me with your details and I'll add you as soon as I can.
And speaking of being amazed: just look at my hit-counter! I was thrilled when it hit 6,000 after I'd been blogging for just a few months; on New Year's Eve it passed the 15,000 mark; it got just over 5,000 hits in January and just one week into this month nearly 3,000 more people have visited. It's become far more popular than I ever expected it would. So popular, in fact, that the publisher I had lunch with yesterday strongly advised me to turn it into a book. The thought had crossed my mind before but I've always felt that the interraction that we all have together is what makes this blog a success. I love the debate and fear that to try to reproduce this in book form would fix it too much, and make it even stuffier than it already sometimes is. So what do you think? Would you buy a How Publishing Really Works book? If so, what would you like to see in it: brief pieces which echo the blog's format, or longer essays which explore more things at once, and in more depth? All comments are appreciated on this, even if you think it's a bad idea: I'd be grateful for your opinions.