A few days ago I was invited by Stephen Taylor to join Blogging Tories. This was no slouch offer. I knew that it was a huge opportunity to get my message out there, but due to technical problems at the time, I reluctantly said I'd have get back to him.
Well, my IHTG ("In-House Tech Guy" who inhales the groceries before they even reach the fridge) spent a lot of time helping me out, and the issues were somewhat resolved. I contacted Stephen to reveal the good news, and my IHTG did the rest.
This all coincided with my breaking story about the YWCA propaganda report (see previous post), so it's all somewhat of a blur. That was a busy day - phone calls to media, attempting to resolve annoying technical issues and then finally trying to get out a coherent story.
But it was all worth the effort. I would like to express my gratitude to Stephen Taylor for his marvellous invitation and helpful advice; to Joan Tintor and other fellow bloggers for their glowing references to my piece; to my patient husband who tolerates stacks of newspapers and notes all over the place, and to countless others who have left so many encouraging comments on my blog.
Ms. Markson, I appreciate that you took the time to tell me your side of things. In a sense, you too are a victim in the relentless pressure to get one story out and then rush to the next. Maybe we're all to blame with our insatiable appetite for news.
And a special note to my IHTG - I couldn't do this without you. Thanks.