A customer in Mr. Books just mentioned that my blog has been quiet which is true. Even Tonbridge Blog needs a holiday now and again. To tell you the truth I have a severe case of the holiday blues this year having returned from an all to brief trip to North Cornwall a week or so ago. I normally find it quite hard to get going again after a break but that feeling usually only lasts a couple or three days. Could be another mid life crisis coming on. Oh God does that mean I'll have to buy another motor bike?!
Anyway, although I don't post a lot on this blog these days I am still pretty active blogging on newspaper web sites and twitter. Maybe I'll start sharing some of those with TBlog fans. For instance here's my comment against a Telegraph opinion column regarding whether or not the BBC should drop its licence fee at long last.
And here's my comment:
"In the current age it would be perfectly possible and reasonable for the BBC
to ask customers to voluntarily pay for viewing it's channels in the same way as
you might pay for Sky channels. The viewer should not be compelled to pay even
if they decide not to watch BBC channels. Why should they? Once there was very
little else to watch but now it is perfectly possible to avoid their channels
altogether. If that means the Beeb having to run adverts then so be it. Often
I'd rather see a limited number of commercials than the kind of self
congratulatory links and ridiculous dancing number 3s and so on we are currently
forced to endure...."