Just before I went on holiday, John Baker posted my answers to his "five questions" series.
A while back, John sent me the questions and I answered them. After a time I saw that he’d started publishing bloggers’ answers. I had not appreciated the scale of his endeavour. Of course the responses, as they were published, all seemed very witty and erudite, so I inwardly cringed at what I’d written.
So long elapsed between me answering the questions and him posting them that I assumed I’ d been rejected. (Don’t forget I work for a journal with a 95 per cent rejection rate, so it is in my blood, not merely personal insecurity.) I was quite relieved.
Some time later I received a message from Debra, who had read my answers, my heart sank. My response had been published. I’d completely forgotten what I’d replied, but vaguely remembered it was very silly. (That question about what makes me laugh really threw me.)
Anyway, it didn’t look too bad. And although it is ages ago now, do take a look. And if you like it, read the others in the series, many of them are very interesting, and have introduced me to previously unknown blogs.