Tales From the Bitface (Posts about guest spot)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:49 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMy “Big England” piece is up at Temperamahttps://devilgate.org/blog/2006/08/22/my-big-england-piece-is-up-at-temperama/Martin McCallion<p>The lovely <a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/”>Dave Hill</a> has posted <a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/2006/08/big_england_no1_1.html”>my piece</a> in his <em>Big England</em> series.</p> <p>Such is Dave’s posting frequency that it has already rolled off his front page. But such is his site’s popularity that it went straight in at number 10 on <a href=”http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=mozclient&amp;ie=utf-8&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;q=%22martin+mccallion%22”>a Google search for my name</a>; and it has now risen to number 3, I see.</p> <p>Ironically, since I close the piece by being cruel and dismissive about cricket, yesterday’s news <a href=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/5268886.stm”>made cricket interesting</a>. Who ever thought that I would know the name of a cricket umpire?</p> <p>Dave himself has <a href=”http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/dave_hill/2006/08/balls_morality.html”>some thoughts</a> inspired by the matter in <em>The Guardian</em>‘s <a href=”http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/index.html”>Comment is Free</a> blog.</p> <p>But pop over and read my ‘<a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/2006/08/big_england_no1_1.html”>This Is England</a>‘. Oh yes, and: you need to scroll down to my comment to get a correction to the intro.</p> big englandbloggingcomment is freecricketdave hillenglandguardianguest columnguest spotpoliticstemperamahttps://devilgate.org/blog/2006/08/22/my-big-england-piece-is-up-at-temperama/Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:59:01 GMTOn Countries, Nationhood, and Being Invited to Write a Guest Spothttps://devilgate.org/blog/2006/08/04/on-countries-nationhood-and-being-invited-to-write-a-guest-spot/Martin McCallion<div><p></p><p>Dave Hill is a <a href=”http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0755326318/temperama-21?creative=6394&amp;camp=1406&amp;adid=04R47D9CR51797XNFDMR&amp;link_code=as1”>novelist</a>, <a href=”http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/dave_hill/”>Guardian writer</a> and <a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/”>prolific blogger</a>. He is running a series of guest pieces on his blog. They’re on the theme of “What I Like About England (or not, as the case may be).” He was inspired to do this mainly by all the flag-waving furore during the World Cup (with maybe some influence from Andy Murray’s attire at Wimbledon).</p> <p>I’m pleased to say that he has asked me to contribute. I’ll post here, of course, when my piece is up. In the meantime I’ve been thrashing out some of what I might say in the <a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/2006/08/big_england_no2.html#comments”>comments thread</a> of one of the earlier pieces.</p> <p>Dave’s overall title for this project is ‘Big England’. You can see all the pieces to date <a href=”http://davehill.typepad.com/temperama/big_england/index.html”>here</a></p></div>big englandblog guestbloggingcountriescultural identitydave hillenglandguest spotnationalitynationhoodtemperamawritinghttps://devilgate.org/blog/2006/08/04/on-countries-nationhood-and-being-invited-to-write-a-guest-spot/Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:59:49 GMT