Monday 4 February 2013

'Getting known'

'Getting known' - another line from Krapp's Last Tape, as the wearish old man reflects glumly on the sales (not at all high) of his book.

Three weeks on this blog now has (indeed boasts) thoughtful and attractive readers in Britain, the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, the Czech Republic and the Ukraine. I'm not sure how this all works but there appear to be many of you. Hundreds.

And what a helter-coaster, roller-skelter white knuckle ride it's been! From those early days - remember them? - when a handful of primed initiates read about Auden's wish to be roasted and eaten after death, to yesterday's entry on whatever the hell it was. A reg'lar charivari.

I have no shortage of eloquent balls at my disposal but I don't want to badger you unless you're eager to be badgered. So here's what I'd like you to do if you want to have daily doses -

a) bookmark and you can then read all my perpetrations at your leisure and in the comfort of your own mind.

b) become a follower. I have no followers as yet, and am not sure in what way having them might go to my head. You could be the first or among the first. Imagine how satisfying that will be. I mean, just think. There were only twelve apostles, you know. It just goes to show.

Come February I plan to change the name of the blog from Salvete! to something else entirely, something more crowd-pulling, more come-all-ye, and without the exclamation mark.

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