the blog The Discreet Charm of the Middle Class.
The first of the standard weekly questions. Why do you blog?
Short answer... anger, a lot of things make me angry and I just love to complain about them. I started blogging really just on a whim, but I quite enjoyed it so I kept at it. Even more so when people started reading what I was writing. If you're a writer and not just a blogger it is also handy to get a gauge on any storys you maybe working on, its like a free focus group.
What's the story behind your blog name?
Well the previous incarnation of my blog was entitled 'The Diary of a Whipping Boy', I called it that because I thought it sounded good. Only some time later to find out it was actually a fairly appropriate name. I would put myself throug the scummier side of modern society so everyone else wouldnt have to. Taking the punishment like the Whipping Boys of old would do.
As of Feburary this year though, the diary is no more, its now entitled 'The Discreet Charm of the Middleclass'. Why is it now called that well I dont know really I was just up for a change.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
Having people say they enjoy what you do. Whether your trying to be funny or effect some other emotion knowing that you succeeded is a great feeling.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
Ease yourself into things. Don't worry if you don't get any comments straight away. And don't expect the world.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
I'm not sure, Mike over at See Mike Draw always makes me laugh and smile. Something as straightforward as a cartoon can be just as enjoyable as thousand posts.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?
Maybe my article on bloggers' environment day. I think I hit a cord with that one. I'm not sure really, there's a few that stick in my mind. I really enjoyed the post about ''cops'' I wrote, though. The quote I built that post around was pure comedic gold.
Today's Sunday Roast with Alex L is the sixteenth in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.