If you’ve been a regular for a year, ignore this as this post as it’s a bit like when you look between your legs to see which gear you’re in. This post explains things but won’t necessarily give you anything new.
There are more and more readers these days to the point where I feel some responsibility. I feel cautious about expressing views and worry that I can’t spot spelling mistaks before hitting the “publish” button. But it’s great to see so many interested in the things I’m covering and if you’re new, just a pointer for things.
Twitter = instant
I’m on twitter and it’s here you’ll get instant reaction and news. If you’re after breaking news then keep an eye on this. You don’t have to have a twitter account as the most recent posts are included on here but obviously that’s only the last few tweets. To get the full birdsong / guano dump you can visit the twitter pager at http://twitter.com/inrng
Here on the blog you’ll find a mix of ramblings and reflections. Please feel free to comment on the articles and note that when you do this you can ignore the “email” and “website” fields on the comment fields. It helps me identify you if you pick a consistent username and want to return to the comments again and again but feel free to post under “anon” or whatever you like. It often makes my day to read comments, thoughts and feedback.
Also many follow via RSS but be sure to drop by the site from time to time as the visual content works better here, from photos to embedded videos.
I’m going to feature adverts on the blog. Or rather an advert, one single spot. I asked for views before and most people seemed ok. As you might guess I’m sensitive to reader opinion. Even if inrng.com is a personal fiefdom, the comments and ideas from readers is what makes it worthwhile. It’ll only be on the corner of the screen so hopefully you don’t mind. This starts on 1 April.
Copy n’ paste
I’ve only been doing The Inner Ring for a year and bit. Last year I wrote a few pieces about the classics and I might revisit them, borrowing the text heavily from last year. Apologies if you’ve seen it before, I’m not copying old bits because I’m lazy, it’s more a way to bring it to a wider audience.Readership levels have soared in recent months so I’ll aim to bring the best bits about the cobbles and more to a wider audience again.
If comments are good, email’s great too. Feel free to run suggestions for subjects on here by email. I’ve got a long “to do” list but will try to cover as many subjects as possible. In general if you don’t get an email reply from me it’s because your message got eaten by the broom wagon spam filter, I do try to reply to anything that lands in my inbox.