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By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

tangledpubnn0.jpgYou either go forward or you go backwards. (Unless you’re a liberal in which case you go sidewards but nobody cares!) As in life, so in blogs.

ATW has been through quite a bit of change over recent months with some of our contributing writers leaving us, (Richard, Andrew) others joining us (Mahons) and old warhorses like me relentlessly staying at the centre of it all. I am indebted to ALL those who take the time to come here and blog. However I feel we need more bloggers to our roster to ensure that the daily output stays frequent and high quality – (esp when I am otherwise engaged) plus you cannot get enough of good writing!

And so, I have been looking to add some of the best new bloggers to our transatlantic team and with that in mind, I would like to announce that ATW will henceforth include Jammie Wearing Fool.

JWF won 2007 Weblog  BEST NEW BLOG and is an excellent site for ATW to be associated with.  JWF is original, witty and insightful and I am sure can make a great contribution here.  I hope you will provide a warm if not positively molten ATW welcome to JWF (Yea, we are going acronymic crazy!)

I hope to announce further new names very shortly – and all to ensure that you get a lively daily read of the best "shoot from the hip" writing on the blogosphere!


By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

I don’t think I do enough of these but anyway, here’s a thread for you to talk about whatever is on your mind and that you’d like to share….


By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Hi all! Just to say that I am now back at base – been away all week with little time for blogging.

Brace yourselves…!!!


By ATWadmin On October 25th, 2007 at 10:50 am

Hearts_and_minds.jpgOff to record my "If you ask me" contribution for the BBC’s "Hearts and Minds." You can catch it later this evening on BBC2 at 7.30pam and BBC1 at 11.30pm. Hope you will like it – I try to take no prisoners and the script is pretty hard-hitting I think. Not so much room for jokes this time round, recent events preclude that. Also, I will be on the "Nolan Show" on BBC Radio Ulster on Friday am discuss the Budget which Peter Robinson is due to give later. That should be a laugh and I look forward to exposing it in the morning!


By ATWadmin On October 25th, 2007 at 7:49 am

yellow_rose_texas_l3.jpgI wanted to take a minute out of the blogging day to bestow a new ATW award entitled "The Yellow Rose of Texas" upon a regular reader and contributor to this site who has gone out of their way to further advance ATW stories. Can you guess who it is? Yes – it’s Daphne! Alison has already referred to this and I wanted to ad my tuppence worth as Daphne has played a key role in bringing Alison’s recent blog on Laura Bush to global attention. I think all of us who write here do so with passion and belief – but the really big deal is that so many of you echo this in your own contribituons, and none more so than Daphne. So, at the risk of causing her to blush, ATW salutes you Daphne for all that you do! Now all we need to do is to get some of these blog-monster journals to attribute ATW as the source of their stories!


By ATWadmin On October 22nd, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Hearts_and_minds.jpgJust to let you all know that I will be appearing on BBC’s "Hearts and Minds" this Thursday night doing the "If You Ask Me" slot. Given current events in Northern Ireland, it could not be better timed for my point of view. Tune in and watch me – if you dare! Grrr. I’ll also be appearing on the Nolan Show on Radio Ulster tomorrow morning to discuss the weighty matter as to whether or not a single lady should take her husbands name when they get married!!! Thought and suggestions on that one please!


By ATWadmin On October 17th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Hi Folks. Just to say I am a little unwell at the moment and not feeling well enough to blog. Have lost my voice – mind clearly already gone! Hope to be back tomorrow.


By ATWadmin On October 14th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

I notice an absence of comments here on ATW since earlier this morning, which is odd. Can you comment or is there a problem? If so, please email me and let me know!


By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2007 at 7:00 pm


Comments have now been fixed and please talk away. It seems to have been a Squarespace issue which they have apologised for and fixed.


It’s coming up to a year since A Tangled Web first relocated to Squarespace and despite the ups and downs, I think on balance it was a very good decision. The site looks fresh and clean to my eye and whilst it can be improved, I’m happy with it and hope you are! I know that some of our regular posters get accidentally caught by the spam-filter, but whilst I know how annoying this is – it does nonetheless prevent some spam spoiling things. (That said, at the moment we are getting a large amount coming through but we’ll get past it) I’m renewing the annual subscription to Squarespace next week and if any generous ATW readers out there would care to throw a few pennies in the hat-tip pot, I would of course be very obliged. I look upon this blog as a journey that we all take together, I hope you enjoy it and might care to help ensure it continues. So thanks to the folks at Squarespace, thanks to all of you and here’s to the next year!


By ATWadmin On October 4th, 2007 at 7:54 am

I was thinking about the fact that ATW is celebrating one year on Squarespace, and this song came to mind…! I hope you get the message…