Everyone else is linking to it, so I will too

Top of the Popdex is this article in the New York Times about the weird relationship bloggers can develop with their friends and subjects. Mum will occasionally stop part way through telephone conversation and say that she won’t say any more because she doesn’t want to be quoted and I have drunk-blogged a few things I’ve later been called on. But it’s all fun, and I genuinely am too nice to diss anyone unless they really do deserve it- by which point they probably aren’t being talked to anyway. It’s also a good source of dramatic fodder for Post & Publish, when I finally stop staring at a blank page/ screen and get around to writing it.