Starting again

So this is an interim post.

I’ve recently been tarting this blog up a bit. Making it a little bit prettier and a little bit friendlier and a little bit more in-line with my actual working life, which is that of a digital marketer and online editor specialising in brands yada yada – more about all that here.

If you’re one of the few who read my previous posts – or if you’ve just stumbled across this and are bored enough to think you might go off and read some of them now – then you’ll see that I used to blog very irregularly about theatre productions I liked and didn’t like and things of that ilk.

Let’s be honest, nobody cares about my opinions on theatre I like and don’t like. So I’m archiving them. And starting again.

It may very well turn out that nobody cares about my opinions on digital marketing and social media and online editorial and brands and yada yada again, but as I know a little bit more about those things I will at least be able to talk about something more concrete than just what I like and don’t like.

That’s the plan anyway.

Interim post over.

In the beginning…

Well. This is my very first personal blog post. (Freudian slip: I just accidentally wrote ‘pist’, haha.) Actually, probably not my first personal blog ever, as I think I had a blog when I was in my teens, but the first one I have written in as an adult (ie, not something detailing my average teenage life and obsession with late 90s boyband Hanson.) It feels a bit weird and self-indulgent. Do all new bloggers find this? Oh well, I am sure I will get over it in time.

I have just written an About Me section (God the self-indulgence) so this is sort of repetition, but I will mostly be using this space to share my thoughts on various theatrical things with the few people who might read it… that sounds a bit wanky, but don’t worry, most of the things I think about theatrical things aren’t likely to bother the real critics. Plus, I am pretty easy to please, when it comes to what I like at the theatre. Recent example: I think Sister Act at The London Palladium is brilliant; I laughed, I (almost) cried, I whoop(i)ed. The press were very mixed about it though – The Guardian thought it was cynical, which I don’t understand. I did enjoy the variety of nun puns in the reviews – even Charles Spencer in The Telegraph couldn’t resist a ‘habit-forming’ reference.

Who knows, maybe this blogging lark will become a habit of mine… how punny is that?