Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

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June 12, 2014



I remember most of those, but will re-read them a bit later on. I started this palarver in 2005 too, after coming across Mike Troubled Diva's blog and thought it was great! Writing about yourself to an unknown audience--for free? I want a bit of that. Eeeh, didn't realise it was ten years so it was good to be reminded of it.

Really is dwindling again now though -- some of my blogroll links are becoming sparser in their offerings now. FB's got a lot to do with it I think.

Anyway it's been a corking 10 years on crinklybee. It's impossible to choose a favourite bit, but I did enjoy that one when you broke that really valuable oar or something in Spain.

And I'm glad that through the blog we've managed to actually meet up once or twice, and I hope we can get the non-league football idea into reality next season.


Hooray! And a happy anniversary to you! I am proud to count myself in at least two of your categories, and also to have been reading since, well, *nearly* the beginning! Pretty much the only blog I still read, and regularly recommend to others. That speaks for itself. Well done, wor Jonathan (have I got the lingo right?) and I very much hope we really are still here blogging (in your case) and lurking/occasionally commenting (in mine) come 2024!


sorry i'm late to the party! well done on hitting ten years, innit. think you will keep going for ten more?


Bushra! Great to know you're still out there... and yes, I hope so...

MQ- thanks for keeping reading (and recommending, we like the recommending...)

Looby- oh, Santi's oar. I remember the incident of course like it was yesterday but can't actually remember exactly when it featured on these pages... will have to search it out again as I know you are a Crinklybee connoisseur (possibly at this stage the world's foremost) so a fine judge of a post...


I love your blog Jonathan! It's harder to write in these 140 character days, isn't it... but I treasure your northern vignettes and hope there will be many more to come x jo


eeeee, I also meant to wish crinklybee a happy birthday, hurray hurray may it crinkle on buzzily for ever!

Jo Myhill

My immaculate search skills as a librarian found you again! Actually it was searching for Gavin Lok that found you if I'm honest. Still alive I see, so am I but sometimes I wonder how! jo xx


Jo from Bushbury Lane! Great to hear you're still out there (and alive, that is always a start. I think that having survived the tyre fumes from the Goodyear factory we are now somewhere near immortal actually)!

Jo from the North thank you! Northern vignettes, I like that, should maybe adopt as the byeline (not a patch on your 'beer, feminism and Oxford Comma, though, of course- I'm quoting from memory here so hope that is somewhere near)...

Abby- I know- 10 years! I'll try and fit in another competition sometime in the next decade and you can win again and scandalise the comment box.....


I'm a lurker. I've been lurking since about 2006. This is my first comment! Keep going, remember there are far more lurkers than there are commenters. We appreciate you in our own heads.


At last, a lurker...and a longstanding one at that! Thank you for breaking cover to drop by Catherine, your words(and let us imagine, the unspoken ones of literally tens of people like you) mean a lot and are appreciated.

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