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by Sunny on 17th March, 2006 at 1:54 am    

I see Norman Geras has also joined the growing number of bloggers for the Guardian’s new project. Congratulations. Along with him, as I mentioned before, is Justin McKeating from Chicken Yoghurt, another great blog.

I might as well admit that I shall also be writing for CiF. Will probably make a start tomorrow. Give everyone a bit of grief, start a few flame wars, make Guardian regret having me on board… that sort of thing. I don’t know the rules on cross-posting so we shall have to play it by ear. I said goodbye to my social life yesterday. If no one has yet died from writing too much, I bet I’ll be the first.

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  1. Jay Singh — on 17th March, 2006 at 2:11 am  

    Congratulations Sunny.

  2. Chris — on 17th March, 2006 at 8:25 am  

    Good luck.

    NB please don’t post there in preference to here.

    Problem with CiF as said before is (1) too big and unfocussed (2) moderated by someone other than the original blogger even if (3) the original blogger bothers to take any interest in the thread if and as it develops.

    It’s not only that I hate the Guardian (sorry) but I would be very surprised if any of your posts get as much comment as would happen here.

  3. leon — on 17th March, 2006 at 10:02 am  

    Congrats mate! I was hoping we’d see you on there.:)

  4. leon — on 17th March, 2006 at 10:04 am  

    Quick question Sunny, what’s their editorial guidelines? Can you just post what you want when you want?

  5. Refresh — on 17th March, 2006 at 10:09 am  

    Congratulations and good luck.

  6. leon — on 17th March, 2006 at 10:23 am  

    On cross posting, Jeff Jarvis does it so it can’t be a problem; http://www.buzzmachine.com/index.php/2006/03/17/so-how-would-you-solve-iraq/

  7. Siddhartha Singh Muslim — on 17th March, 2006 at 11:46 am  

    Good news. See you there.

  8. Chris — on 17th March, 2006 at 12:42 pm  

    There are already more comments here about your invitation than there are on the whole CiF site…

    …it’s not a blog, it’s a newspaper comment page with an extended readers’ letters page attached.

  9. Don — on 17th March, 2006 at 12:58 pm  

    Comgratulations, Sunny. I’ve looked at a few of the threads and so far none of the original posters has responded to the comments. Early days, but a real drawback. I’m sure Sunny will be the exception.

  10. Sunny — on 17th March, 2006 at 1:35 pm  

    Thanks guys! Oh cool, so I might follow Jeff’s example then.The only person I’ve seen contributing to the comments afterwards is him, so it isn’t surprising that the people who’re best using the site are bloggers themselves.

    Yeah, can post pretty much whatever I want as long as its current affairs focused and not libellous or is a flame war against any of the other contributors. :)

  11. leon — on 17th March, 2006 at 2:25 pm  

    Good to hear and yeah hope you and him can pioneer the responding in the comment section thing. It feels a little flat when you get a good post and discussion but the original writer is nowhere to be seen; don’t these people get that blogging is about conversation!?

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