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8 Feb 2018 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
Is this blog acting weird? Do you sometimes get errors when you try to access it?Someone has reported that they're having problems accessing it.
20 Dec 2017 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
Inspired by Boak & Bailey's look at the stats for their blog, I decided to do the same. Not for this year, but all time.I was surprised to note that four of the most popular were published this year, inlcuding the second most popular of all time. Even weirder, numbers 9 and 10 were posted on the same day in October this year.
29 Oct 2013 - Pete Brown - Pete Brown
This is off-topic for beer, cider etc but I thought it went here rather than on my seldom used other blog - it really goes out to other bloggers and people who enjoy writing about beer - and people who are interested in doing business with them/us.Discussions on writers getting paid for their work seem to be coming to a head in the media at the moment.
6 Sep 2013 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
My son Lexie has just started a blog called be like a rich guy. Maybe give it a look. I'm trying to encourage him to write.
18 Aug 2013 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
It's summer, we're all bored. Time for a stupid quiz.I was going to make it "What do I hate Most?". But Dolores thought that was too negative. ("That's rubbish, Ronald. Don't do that." Is what she really said.) Who am I to disagree? And it's too obvious*."I like the photo, though.""OK, let's go with a picture quiz. What do I hate about this picture?""Still too negative.""I know.
5 Jun 2013 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
I've been reading the Northern Snippet blog and wondering if I've ever been one of the annoying type of customer described.Quite possibly the picky type. Purely when it comes to beer, I'd point out. I'll shovel any old food down as long as it's fried.
10 Apr 2013 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
. . . in the ebuzzing wine and beer blogs rankings for April. It's the highest position I've ever had. I'm sure it won't last. I can't think up enough shouty posts on a regular basis. You need those to attract attention. Numbers don't work, unfortunately.
7 Apr 2012 - firstname.lastname@example.org (Velky Al) - Fuggled
6 Apr 2012 - ZakAvery - Are You Tasting the Pith?
I've no idea what drives other beer bloggers, but what drives me is the desire to communicate, to give a damn, to enthuse and inspire. I'm happy if I can string enough words together to make sense, and convey something about what I think, and why I think it.
2 Feb 2012 - Ron Pattinson - Shut up about Barclay Perkins
In the Wikio rankings. I'm so proud.Can't say I quite understand how they come up with the rankings. A couple of months ago I was in position 20-something.