When I started this blog and opened it up to comments I thought that the best thing to do would be not to reply to comments – unless someone was expressly asking for extra information.
My thinking was that otherwise I’d end up justifying myself over and over again – and the reason I didn’t want to do that was that if I was so inept as a writer that I couldn’t actually make my point clearly in the blog, then that was me 0-1 down, as it were.
I’ve kept to that, but of late I’ve had some really kind comments from readers – some claiming to be regular readers (I never imagined that would happen and I find that hard to believe). I’ve had some nasty ones too, of course – including the ones calling me a racist because I don’t like internationals – but that goes with the territory.
So, can I say how very much I have appreciated getting notes, either personally or to the site. It does encourage me to keep going.
Meanwhile – there is always a meanwhile – there is a second site on the go. It is UTTERLY different but you might like it.
It is a gradual write up of the diary of a journalist who covered Woolwich Arsenal and its transformation into The Arsenal – in essence it is the tale of the 21 years from bankruptcy and disaster to becoming the most famous club in the world.
The story, told in the journalist’s own words, is appearing on www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk
All the best (on what is a very wet Sunday afternoon in Northamptonshire)
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