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February 25, 2007

Britblog Roundup #106

OK, thank you to everyone who left ideas about what should happen with this extravaganza. Something between a travelling show and something at its own dedicated site was the consensus: certainly no one person wanted to take on the entire weekly responsibility (probably sensibly). There are enough people who have agreed to take part responsibility to have it moving around 6 or 7 blogs, roughly a once every two month cycle. Or, if someone would like to open a blogger (or something) site, get it up and running and then those various people can all be logged in as writers and thus pass the baton around themselves.

The email address for nominations will stay the same (britblog AT gmail GOT com) and we can simply pass on the password to those initiates into the Order of Britblogdom. Now, I'm all in favour of and strongly believe in spontaneous creation of order: however, who wants to take on the scheduling responsibility, making sure that one person does pick up the baton each week?

Let me know as I'd like this to be the last Roundup that I do here. Of course, you should continue to make your nominations to the above email addy.

First up is an interview with an Englishman abroad. Tim Newman on life and Russia.

The write up of a run. Gordon Mclean with an interesting experiment.

It was on the Monday morning the gasman didn't call.

The Future is a Foreign Country thinks the Telegraph should stop employing socialists.

Chris Dolley with the real reason those MOD psychic tests were abandoned.

Poetry on the Underground inspires poetry about the Underground.

Peter Black AM doesn't quite remember a John Redwood speech in quite the same way that John Redwood does. Peter also thinks that this was a bad idea:

John Redwood is known chiefly for three things in Wales...sending a substantial chunk of the Welsh Office's budget back to the Treasury, unspent;

Opinions on the wisdom or not of that can differ of course.

An investigation of whether private equity does indeed add value or not. You might want an acountant to help you through this.

An interesting idea: let's tax divorce. After all, we know that if we tax something we get less of it.

The Devil's Kitchen and Dr. Richard North seem to be squaring up for another little battle.

Liberal England
: one of the reasons Tony Blair is so keen on ID cards and the white hot heat of technology is that he doesn't actually understand or use it.

Philobiblon on China's top down environmental planning.

The Ship of Fools: no, not Parliament at all.

Poetry, needlepoint and wasps: no, it's not from Natalie Solent either.

There really was a Geoffrey Gildenballocks you know!

We might think the Victorians were very uptight about sex: a new exhibition will uncover (sorry) the truth of the matter.

Mind the Gap insists that all of the problems to do with body image are the fault of capitalism.

How not to start your driving career: when the instructor asks you to get out of the car.

An excellent invention, anti-blogging, writing about the things you don't care about.

Tom Reynolds goes off to Casualty for a stunt.

Nee Naw considers a life of crime as a dognapper.

And that's it for this week, hopefully by next week we'll be in a new place and with a new host(s).

Until then....Toodle Pip!

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Looks like Nosemonkey's had the same suspicions as I did...


Posted by: Devil's Kitchen | Feb 25, 2007 1:40:39 PM

It would make sense, one imagines, for the Britblog Roundup to be hosted on someone's site rather than its own dedicated blog, to serve as an inducement for people to host it and benefit from the exposure, if nothing else.

Posted by: Mr Eugenides | Feb 25, 2007 1:44:08 PM

On you go then, Mr E!


Posted by: Devil's Kitchen | Feb 25, 2007 4:47:40 PM

Ignore DK, he's just trying to make my life difficult because I've been snooty about UKIP recently.

That said, I am happy to do it next Sunday, if we can agree on who will do it the week after.

I also suggest that Tim (and the others who have commented on this issue) make a point of plugging the Roundup every Sunday/Monday, so that it doesn't disappear from view because no-one knows where it is.

I don't necessarily think it should rotate between half a dozen people; I'd have thought that anyone could host it *if*, as I say, we agree to publicise it every week.

Posted by: Mr Eugenides | Feb 25, 2007 6:00:58 PM

I don't mind hosting it on an occasional basis; the week after Mr. E, for starters...

Posted by: Arthurian Legend | Feb 25, 2007 7:17:08 PM

Well I'll go third if there are no objections and I will of course make a point of a weekly plug on my own blog.

Posted by: Clairwil | Feb 25, 2007 8:56:12 PM

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Posted by: activist ! | Feb 25, 2007 10:06:19 PM

As a blogger who has been doing a roundup on Tuesdays and Saturdays, I know how time consuming it is. The person who took this on would ahve to make it his own. The roatation idea would not really work.

Posted by: jameshigham | Feb 26, 2007 11:42:46 AM