Being David Norman

When I started this sporadic blog back in January 2005, comic book bloggers preferred unusual names for their blogs instead of using their actual names (in contrast to today when the advice is to own your domain name so that you can control your brand). I’m not sure why this…

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Pausing For Reflection

I'm taking a moment in my daily blogging schedule to step back from my goal (of discussing all the various entertainments I've consumed and getting up to date on them) and think about my blogging, so feel free to ignore this self-indulgence on my part. I'm getting close to aim…

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Halfway Point

I know this is a bit self-indulgent, but six months of almost daily blogging is something worth marking. With the exception of those few days in April, I've posted every day this year, a better history than the previous five years (yes, I've been blogging, rather badly, for five years).…

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Where To Find Me On The Internet

I suppose you could consider it ironic for a chap who hasn't been blogging for five months to talk about the other places you won't find him regularly online, but I'm sure I don't see it that way ... Clandestine Critic – Obviously. This is my main outlet for recording…

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New Year’s Resolution

Admit it – you thought I wouldn't come back. Hell, even I thought I wouldn't. I have an unofficial tradition of posting regularly for a spell, before something breaks the run and I stop blogging for a few months (with no explanation). I'm sure that's a familiar pattern around the…

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Somebody Read My Blog

Rather than reviewing stuff, as I usually do, I have to comment on a comment. Recently, I posted an old review of mine for a film called Londinium. Today, I was notified of a comment left about that post. It said: Hey man, thanks for taking the time to bash…

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Moaning post – ignore if genuine content is your desire

Halfway through March and a handful of posts? Where is the dynamism of January and February? And why am I doing what sounds suspiciously like an apologetic post when rule 29 in this post tells you specifically not to?There are many reasons, involving not freelancing, birthdays, home internet connection and…

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BBC notices blogs – they must be important

The BBC provide the best news on television and online, so when they do a new items about the Bloggies, well, that's some serious validation right there. The report says how the 2005 Bloggies server went down from so many people voting. I'm impressed, but it also makes sense, because…

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Is Blogger working today?

This must be the price to pay for using a popular, and free, blogging service. There are problems loading blogspot sites, and I can't get to the new post page to fill this blog with lots of patented Clandestine Critic nonsense. But, I can use BlogThis! to do this post…

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Official Blogging Status Achieved

When I started this blog, only the other day, I was thinking about how I'd have to spend some time writing posts, developing a voice, putting up regular updates before I would have to move to the next stage of getting people to link to me and notice me. So,…

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