Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Wow—fame at last! Your humble Devil is mentioned on the BBC website... [Emphasis mine.]
The first, big group are those blogs that are "truly awful". Second are the blogs such as Burning Our Money - which analyses in detail how taxes are spent - which are thoughtful and well written, but only of interest to a small, technically-minded community.

Then there are sites that cater for a more general audience, which operate more like the comment pages in newspapers, giving a forum for debate and finding the most interesting arguments from the more technical blogs.

Finally, there are the "attack blogs" such as Devil's Kitchen, which are out there to snap at the heels of everyone else and fight for a particular political view.

I have to say that I suspect Mister Shane Greer might have had something to do with this, but it's welcome all the same.

It would have been even more welcome had your humble Devil actually got any traffic out of it...


Dennis said...

Do you really want traffic from the BBC, Herr Devil?

Even their weather forecasts are mendacious!

Henry North London said...

Time to capitalise on it and get the Beeb to interview you and promote the Lpuk aswell at the same time

Manfromthefuture said...

I like the way they wave off BOM, as if no one actually cares how they spend our money.

"attack blog" - i like it!

here we go with blog demonisation. and smoking. and drinking. they're all bad for you!


Anonymous said...

No publicity is bad publicity.

Lanna Rosgen said...

Congratulations on the dubious honour.

I'm intrigued by their choice of nomenclature. How precisely does one use a blog to attack? Type in allcaps and swear, yes; poke with pointy sticks, not so much. I think the actual source of their distaste is that you employ evil evil naughty words.