Ok, so this is yet another post thanking a new follower. It’s not like I’ve nothing better to ramble on about, but I do like to say hello. Anyway, I’m well chuffed with this newest recruit- a certain Martin McGinley, editor of our biggest and best local paper, The Derry Journal. (Sorry Mr Gill and Ms Glen, if you ever happen to read this, but they do have three editions a week and a much larger circulation!)
Martin, you may not realise it, but we kinda know each other already. We have mutual friends and the same taste in pubs, but that’s not what I’m talking about. A year or two ago when I was doing my MA in journalism I contacted you a few times regarding contacts and the like. Your replies were always so helpful and friendly, completely out of sorts with your fearsome reputation. ;) Anyway, I really appreciated it.
Oh, and please don’t take this blog as an example of my journalistic excellence. As I explained before here somewhere, my self-indulgent online blathering offsets my super-tight, typographically wonderful, fact-tastic news copy in real life. I can let you know more about my local and national experience and overall general awesomeness, if you like, but I think I should cut this short now for I fear I’m straying too far from blog business.
Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying.