Friday, 7 September 2007

Housekeeping

A few changes both in prospect and already enacted. In an idea shamelessly stolen from the very clever Antonio Gurrado I have put a list of my recent reading up on the right. Partly this is for me to be able to keep track a little of what has been going on.

Meanwhile, I am considering setting up a seperate, parallel blog just for football matters. Since some of you only want to read about shoes, drinking and Italian food, whereas others of you only want to read about Roma, Serie A and knife-wielding flare-throwing hooded maniacs. One way would be to have 2 seperate blogs, another would be to maintain this as it is but with a sub-blog onto which I have c'n'p-ed all the Calcistic material, as we don't say. Of course a similar function can be achieved judt by clicking on the 'football' label on the right but maybe people looking for football stuff are put off by the irrelevancy of my other witterings and the lack of any kind of distinctive editorial policy? Comments?

I'm in the UK since I have a conference paper to give next week and even as I type am faffing about with pictures of war memorials and tomb inscriptions in an effort to cobble together some kind of powerpoint presentation. I have spent two nights with Chelsea Boy in the heady glamour that is Epsom and am off to the south-west tomorrow morning. I very much doubt I shall be able to find any way of watching Italia-Francia, alas.

18 comments:

codazzo said...

i think two blogs would be a good idea... but then this blog wouldn't be the same. ok, this is really a non-comment :D

by the way, I will be in san siro tomorrow night :)

Aussie Romanista said...

My vote would be to continue the current blog as-is. But it's your call.

There's a ticket for Italia v Frogs printed with my name on it, but I couldn't get to Italy so a friend is going instead.

Forza Azzurri !!!!

Antonio Gurrado said...

Merci beaucoup for the quotation and the verycleverness. As for the blogs, I think the best thing to do is to keep on with a single one, and meanwhile trying and writing stuff on some football webmagazine.

à bas les crapauds!

G.

Antonio G said...

There are too many football-only blogs as it is. The mix of entries is what makes this one worth reading.

Spangly Princess said...

gosh, a pair commentators answering to Antonio G. How confusing. Grazie comunque per i vostri commenti.

meanwhile it all ends 0-0 at the San Siro... how disappointing!

Shep said...

And for those of us who like it mish-mashed in one glorious package??

Antonio Gurrado said...

There are different kinds of Antonio G.
:)
G.

Anonymous said...

2 blogs? è una buona idea

peccato x l'italia, sembra finita l'avventura x gli europei.:(

TrentToffee said...

DON'T CHANGE A DAMN THING !

TrentToffee said...

p.s. that isn't an order. Just a request :0)

martinobhoy said...

Yeah, the current mix makes it more interesting. Keep up the good work.

egan said...

One more voice requesting that you keep it all as it is. My favourite bits are the holiday posts, the drunken ramblings and the food porn. Vegetable shopping in Finland is going to get immensely more expensive and depressing in the next couple of months, and I probably won't see the sun in December or January. I was looking forward to reading about good food and sunshine here to make up for it.

Chelsea Boy said...

Keep it as it is you crazy fool.

Anonymous said...

I like the mix.

- Juventino

de vertalerin said...

I reckon most of us like the mix. The rounded picture it gives of living, working, eating, drinking, and following the footy in Rome make it very distinctive. It's a really successful formula, my advice would be not to mess with it.

ginkers said...

I would stick to one, I reckon. I try keeping two and it ends up even more hard work.

I was at Italy v France, great atmosphere, shame about the scoreline. However, the Ukraine win was a bit better - watched that on TV, not in Kiev.

Spangly Princess said...

ok well that all seems fairly clear and decisive. Thank you all for your feedback. Nice to know.

Anonymous said...

Well, I really don't read the footie bits but that's so much a part of you now that it would be a shame to lose them. I love the mix and am more likely to scan the footie bits when there are pictures! Philly x