Monday 1 January 2024

Five Most Popular Posts in December

Happy new year everybody! May 2024 bring you your heart's desire. And to mark the start of the year, we begin it as we always do. By looking back.

1. This Here Blog
2. Embracing Thatcher?
3. Scorching the Earth on Immigration
4. Pondering Science Fiction
5. 2023 In Politics

Top of last month's pops was my announcement that posts will not be appearing with the same frequency as previously, and that topics other than politics are going to get more of a look in. Hopefully this is going to also mean some longer, more considered pieces. We'll see what the fates and the moods bring us. Coming in second was Starmer's stupid comments about "admiring Thatcher". Not her politics mind, he says while driving the Labour Party ever further to the right. Also coming in were the Tories enthusiasm for restricting immigration rules further - that is before the Rwanda policy blew up in Sunak's face and, for a few days, the warm spectacle of Tory MPs going hell for leather at each other provided some light entertainment. In at four was another post about more of what we're going to see on this blog - more writing considering works of science fiction. And last was my retrospective of 2023.

The two posts getting a second shout are, predictably enough, the most popular posts of the year. Because if I can't blow my own trumpet here, where can I? And the other is 2023's best choonage, the list absolutely no one ever asks for.

Not sure what you can expect over January. The new, slower schedule should mean between 10 and 15 posts a month, but who knows if motivation and inspiration might strike? It could be more, especially if I get round to mastering the art of the small, sharp missive. As ever, if you haven't already don't forget to follow the free newsletter, and if you like what I do (and you're not skint), you can help support the blog. Following me on Twitter and Facebook are cost-free ways of showing your backing for this corner of the internet.

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