. . . . . . . if you'd like to take up the baton and publish the weekly Sunday Roast column, I'd be delighted to hand it over to you, lock stock and barrel. I have some roasts in the pipeline and I'll email all these to you if you decide to take up the offer.
Thank you David, I am honoured beyond words. To be offered this task is truly breathtaking. I am so very, very grateful.
I have accepted David's very kind and generous offer on one condition and that is, if David ever decides to return to Blogland I will return it to it's rightful owner still intact and not compromised in any way. I shall make sure the project is run exactly as David would wish. I know I have sufficient time to administer this and I intend to devote considerable initial effort to get the show on the road for us.
I know this is a very popular feature at Authorblog and I shall try to maintain, and if possible
increase, it's profile and interest, but this will take time.
As David said there are a number of roasts in the pipeline and these will be published as soon as I can do so at my blog.
Before I can publish the first Roast, we must address how we can publicise the feature across Blogland so sufficient readers can be attracted. Maggie has kindly offered to keep her post published for a week and I would be grateful if you could post something for a few days to help get the word round.
I would welcome any suggestions as to how we can achieve success. We are addressing this issue as well and work is underway to find a solution and David has just agreed to link his blog to this post so his 935 followers can access the roasts if they so wish. If all goes well I should be able to post the roast circa mid October.
I intend running this feature in a democratic way and I shall be asking everyone for their nominations as to who YOU would like to feature and I would be grateful if you would let me know your preferences as and when they occur to you. I can easily handle setting it all up, contacting people and publishing the roasts.
I am a man of integrity and I shall respect all confidences, as David does, and always has.
I have an email set up for all roast correspondence and therefore you can contact me at:
or you could let me know as a comment attached to any post I may have showing at the time.
I will leave the email address on my sidebar for future reference after this post is superseded.
I intend adding a link to a Roll of Honour and I will compile all previous and current roasts so we can all see who has been roasted and when. You will be able to scroll down a page to see who they all are. This could rekindle interest thus highlighting the feature.
Since I normally post my work no more than twice weekly the roast post will stand for a much longer period of time than previously so more people will have time to notice it, hopefully - therefore there should be more comments for the 'roastee'.
I hope I have elicited interest here - I think this is a cracking publication and together let's make it work again and have some fun doing it.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
I publicly thank you David for all your help and encouragement . There is no doubt that without it I would have thrown in the towel long ago, as would a large number of blogging friends.
We all wish you well wherever you go and whatever you do. We know you will drop in to see us when you can and we shall be delighted when you do. And I for one will follow you on
God bless you, David
I am working on the next installment of The Wizard of Oz and there may now be a slight delay posting it so I would ask you to bear with me for a while - I'm up to my neck in witches!! Actually I would welcome more writing time as well. Meanwhile if you would like to see the last episode please press HERE or the start at Part One HERE