A while ago now, Sparkonit posted a most gratifying list of blogs it referred to as “awesome” and to be followed.
Those of us fortunate enough to be cited in the list immediately checked out all the others in it as a first reaction. As you do. :-)
One of the list is that from which you see a screengrab, above: Simon Johnson’s extraordinarily well-written cycling travels in Ireland and Wales, culminating in travelling through some of England before reaching his home again. Simon’s ability to write interestingly on the travels themselves, coupled with an amazing ability to provide background information, beats anything Chic and I wrote of our travels into a cocked hat: I found his posts absolutely fascinating. But nevertheless I managed to find the odd thing to niggle about, and did so.
You wot knows me understands that I niggle only when I think you’re letting the side down, regardless if it’s only a fraction; by which I mean that I think you’ve done [X] that’s had some effect on the quality of your post. As to who the devil I think I am to say things of this nature – there is no answer: it’s just me.
In spite of this, Simon’s found time to read my book. Only the gods know how, and he has a lot of things going on in his life – or would certainly like some of them to be going on that aren’t yet ! – but he has … as his post accessible via that screengrab attests. He will be providing his actual review tomorrow …
And by the way; another of the bloggers on the list is Barbara Pyett, who reviewed “ATLMD” a short time ago.
No-one could be surprised by my appreciation of this blogging community.