Yes it’s back. How long it’s going to be back for I don’t know. I used to do a blog years ago for anyone that doesn’t know. Sadly it became one of my most successful ever things. It started with just one other person reading it, it tended to be Alex Collier from the Viz comic, either that or I’d read it myself and I was the ‘1’ reader. Then my mate Ben who was a part time comic would read it every day and when him, Alex and myself would read it, it would read ‘3’ on the stats, that was the dizzy heights. Then rather like Covid 19 it went up exponentially and soon it was the 30s and 40s and then at it’s height (especially if I’d dropped a famous name into the blog Halle Berry being one as the title of the blog one day for no reason was called Glory Glory Halle Berry) it would literally get 10,000 plus views, I think the highest we had was 30,000 but every day it was in the 100s and 1000s and (like several times in my life) it looked like I’d have to ditch one job and do another as in become a daft online journalist.
Just like everything though it fell away but it wasn’t through lack of interest, it was because of the friends I was losing as a result of a brutally honest daily blog. Rather like cancer drugs the very thing that was working was also the thing that was destroying it. There are comedians (famous ones) that have still not forgiven me for my honesty (fuck them I didn’t say anything that bad) and there are others that have let it go. Some people took issue with the frankness straight away, others have held a grudge. Fortunately the worst person that ever lived (the editor of online comedy listings site Chortle) has done horrific things to me and accused me of all sorts of evil stuff because he didn’t like me exposing him for what he was.
Now I understand why you might not want to read on and maybe think I’m a horrible piece of work but I don’t care. I did a blog about 10 years ago (it ran from about 2010 to 2012) and it was the most honest and perhaps best thing I ever did and also maybe the worst and despite the other highs and lows I’ve had in this career I was chuffed that I did something every day that was of varying quality but was a great stream of consciousness. Sometimes it was hard hitting, sometimes I was pissing about and I’m sure you’ll agree there’s a paucity of that these days!
Anyway, as they said at the beginning of Spinal Tap enough of me yakking, I’m back with the blog and I intend to write some more stuff tomorrow.
Wash your hands
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