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So, What's Your Blog About?

Christopher Fowler
Last week somebody asked me 'Is your blog just about, you know, books and stuff?' I replied, 'It's about books and readers.' 'Well, then it could be anyone or anything.' 'Exactly.' But to define it in my own head I took a screenshot of my most recent media upload page. Looking at it, I suddenly realised that in my mission to provide information about books in a vaguely amusing fashion I can be distracted with painful ease, so that I wander from the path of discussing (and my publisher theoretically hopes, selling) writing, into the back-doubles of the mind. The image bank shot feels like a visual mnemonic and is as good a guide as any to what this blog is actually about. I mean, I could make it strictly about books, but life isn't, is it?

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John Howard (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 08:23

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Quite right... Buuuuut, they are v.important.

Brooke (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 13:02

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But books are about life...at least the good ones.

Helen Martin (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 17:10

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And death, because Chris' books are detective stories. And likewise mysteries.

Peter Tromans (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 19:02

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Books are about everything. They provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves and learn along the way. Chris's blog does the same thing.

Liz Thompson (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 19:29

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Your blog is entertaining, often informative, has contributed to my credit card account balance owing to my book buying habit, keeps me up to date with Bryant and May, and even inspires me to post a comment. That's five good reasons to follow it.

Roger (not verified) Fri, 06/03/2020 - 21:16

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"I mean, I could make it strictly about books, but life isn't, is it?"

"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading." - Logan Pearsall Smith.

Wayne Mook (not verified) Sat, 07/03/2020 - 04:57

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Who wants to concentrate on just one thing when we can discuss cabbages and kings.

Wayne.

Jo W (not verified) Sat, 07/03/2020 - 07:58

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Chris's blog? Always something to think about, be entertained by and yes, make inroads into the bookbuying piggy bank.

John Howard (not verified) Sat, 07/03/2020 - 08:10

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So... to summarise... I think we all feel that your blog IS life.... :)

Ian Luck (not verified) Sat, 14/03/2020 - 05:09

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I keep coming back to your blog, because primarily, I love your books. However, your blogs also veer wildly, and tremendously entertainingly off course - a discussion on one subject, recently, left that miles behind, and became a thesis on 'Turnips' (uses of). Now, anyone who isn't intrigued on how that happens (don't worry, it's not always about 'Brasica rapa'), but it often seems to be a wonderful stream of consciousness, encompassing, well, everything.
So I would say that your blog is about everything. And then some. And that's a good thing.

Ian Luck (not verified) Sat, 14/03/2020 - 05:12

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Big gap there, and it makes no sense. Went to let my great hairy buffoon of a cat in my bedroom window, and completely lost my chain of thought.

Sorry.