Blogware (the people who run the software that I use to Blog) apparently went down this morning, all Blogware powered sites seemed to be unavailable. This is the first time that I've ever known them to have a problem, and I believe they fixed it fairly quickly.
However the problem struck with particularly bad timing, not only did fellow Blogware user Suw Charman get her excellent piece published in the Guardian; but it is also my Blogging birthday.
I only started blogging one year ago, and in that time (from my first, rather predictable post about Spam) through my 'HIV crisis' to my own little mention in the Guardian, I think my writing has improved (or at least, it hasn't gotten any worse). I've also had contact from literary agents,made a load of new friends – both online, and those who I've met in 'real life' (and I'd like to change some of the former into the latter). I've even 'inspired' someone to take up blogging for themselves. Throughout the year I've thoroughly enjoyed writing about the ambulance service (with little side-steps into other things that I have found interesting).
I've also joined several other bloggers on the rather excellent Lingual Nerve medical website, so some of my writing will appear there.
And I've just found out (via Diamond Geezer) that I'm mentioned in an academic paper at a conference at London University. Much more of this and my ego will be so large I won't be able to fit through my living room door.
Right, I think that is enough bragging; time to get on to the next years worth of writing.
Take care all.