As regular readers of this blog will know, we keep a keen eye on what is going on in other blogs. Sadly Don't Call Me Dave, Barnets most sensible Tory has put away the keyboard and has given up blogging. Several conspiracy theorists have contacted me to ask whether he's been nobbled by the local Tories in the run up to the election. Appealing though this theory is, sadly it isn't true. He took his blogging very seriously and found it was interfering with his studies as he was trying to build a new career. David felt that if he couldn't do the job properly, he shouldn't do it at all. Anyway having cleared that up, lets have a look at a few new blogs.
http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/ - Written by Mrs Angry. A tale of awful neighbours and ASBO's. Not party political but very pissed off.
http://davidkallin.wordpress.com/ - Otherwise known as chopped liver - This is the diary of David Kallin who is a Hendon resident awaiting a liver transplant. It is a compulsive read, if a bit harrowing and upsetting.
http://www.times-series.co.uk/blogs/mohamed_zain_dada/ - A blog by 17 year old Mohamed Zain Dada. He's a young guy with something to say about the world.
Finally, not a Barnet blog at all, but if you like your blogs to make you feel itchy and shout yuk, you should check this out :-
http://www.rentokil.com/blog/ Now generally I don't promote corporate blogs because they are like watching paint drying, but this one is actually quite entertaining at times. The comments are the best bit. I should declare an interest here. I own a grands worth of Rentokil shares (which is how I knew about the blog). I hope my little plug of their blog leads to an instant quadrupling of their shareprice!
Anyway, enjoy. If any of you are writing blogs out there in Barnet please feel free to contact me for a plug. Finally on the general subject of London bloggers, Dave Hill of the Guardian has now got a regular slot on BBC London to discuss blogs - read more here -
Again I should declare an interest, being nominated as one of Dave Hills Guardian Top London Bloggers.
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