I’ve been threatening this for ages, but now the time is right for an overhaul of this site, getting rid of the sidebars, cleaning it up and making it simpler and fresher to navigate. The process should be seamless, and will happen in the next few weeks.
Thanks and farewell then, to lovely Simon Moore, the creative whizz (and now new dad) who spent so much time working on the original, and hello to the Transworld team who’ll make sure our new online home is navigable on every device.
Blogging takes up a chunk of every day, and when I’m travelling I need to prepare several pieces in advance to make sure that each day is covered. I’ve been rewarded by having some of the most interesting and curious (in every sense) commenters on the web. I read all of the comments every day and often add to them. The old articles will remain available.
What’s changed since I started? Everyone’s got a lot more polite as internet protocol has kicked in. I sort of miss the Kristen Stewart Haters. I guess they’re attacking my pal Joanne Harris now, after her very funny tweet about Stewart telling everyone she was starring in a timeless love story…’1984′ (oh yes). She wrote; ‘This is MY room 101!’ Although there’ll never be a better viral than the one with the girl screaming and sobbing after Stewart cheated on R-Patz.
I’ll continue to cover writing, upcoming books, films, anything with a story, London, writing and any weird stuff that strikes me as interesting. Especially reading, since it was announced today that researchers have successfully proven that reading makes you smarter – well, duh!