For the inquisitive blogger here are last months web statistics http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/shop111/
In terms of read all about it, it would seem that the blog is dead, long live Twitterface, or is it? read our very own internet guru and intrepid aviator in pre velocipede mode Simon Moores http://birchington.blogspot.com/2010/12/here-and-now.html
In view of the sequence of events I can hardly parody Enid Blyton and say, “Biggles went out on his bicycle and felt a little queer.” I do think though that the problem runs deeper and get the feeling that it is intellectual property that is the root cause.
Next, to what Bignews is feeling a little queer about today, it would appear he has a sore point, is this to do with the bicycle? Apparently not but something to do with a little peer, http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/2010/12/honours-britain-feudal-system-alive-and.html
Staying with the Tonys for a moment the Beachcomber blog has a truly local article about Margate Museum, see http://thanetcoastlife.blogspot.com/2010/12/margate-museum-to-repen.html
One way or another I think Margate Museum will reopen, not though because of any will by the council to display and preserve our heritage, but much more due to the proximity of The Turner Contemporary.
Don don’t get on bicycles any more although this is to do with feeling queer, understandably what he is feeling queer about is the parking of those who don’t feel queer, see http://promotethanet.blogspot.com/2010/12/twitter-parking-in-family-bay-or.html
Here in the bookshop things haven’t been going quite so well, the vdeo may help you to understand the problem.
Where was I? Oh yes intellectual property, in this case the written word and a key question, why after feeling a little queer about something did we write it down and publish it? Bloggers that is, there really isn’t any financial gain in it and often just doing so causes problems with difficult comment.
The people who write for a living are certainly heading for difficulties because of the internet, although various strategies have come along to ensure that people get paid for what they write now, they just don’t seem to be working that well. Once something written has appeared as some sort of electronic file we can usually read it for nothing. For years it was mainly just the fact that it was printed on paper that ensured that the writer got paid, not because you couldn’t copy it and produce a pirated edition but because it was not really economic to do so and it was relatively easy to track down and prosecute you if you did so.
I will ramble on if I get a chance.