It has happened so often now that I am moved to comment on the number of times someone (usually a journalist) tells me that they are aware of a particular post on North Coast Voices BUT….
a) only stumbled upon it when I was searching for something else on the Internet
b) someone read it out to me because I don’t have time to read blogs
c) a friend of a friend told me a bit about it
d) remember hearing about it somewhere or other
To these four common 'explanations' I often like to mentally add another two for my own amusement:
e) the cat dragged it in and left it on the mat
f) I didn’ t actually read it – it was blocking the bedroom door as I tried to make it to the bathroom this morning ;-)
What is fascinating about this attitude is the level of shame it appears to conceal. Apparently online reading is actually a vice akin to one of the seven deadly sins – especially if you are a professional journalist.
It certainly gives me the silent giggles whenever I hear that BUT.
Cartoon from Savage Chickens