Friday 12 April 2024


It has been an interesting week, worth recording here. 

I've been writing for a long time - 22 years - and suddenly, a little piece of writing has gone viral. What, you ask -  does this mean untold riches, fame, universal acclaim?

Nope, not exactly, but still, it has been nice. A tiny piece, seen, thus far, by nigh on 300,000 people.       

What was the cause of all this hoo ha? A tiny letter in The Times newspaper, last Monday. Picked up by first of all, Sir Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda, and shared on Twitter, or X if you must. Then picked up by Alan Rusbridger, and also kindly shared:

At this point, it had 193k reads. Now, two days later, the rate of reading is down, but is 202k just on that account. Plus Chris Bryant's, now 71k, oh and Jess Phillips, and of course me, once I was told what was going on.

The serious point is, once the hoo ha has died away - social media. Its power. here, it is benign. But my goodness...

Anyone still reading this? Doubt it! Prove me wrong. Unless you are a bot.