anon: (archaic or literary)
- in a short time; soon

50:50 vision

80:20 insight

About More Anon

The germ of an idea for a blog first winked into existence towards the end of 2010. It was a resolution for the New Year. After a faltering start, it got nowhere. Not so much still born (because some development did occur), as fallen on a combination of stony ground and shifting sands. At that time, it wasn’t called “More Anon” … which is just as well 18 months+ isn’t very anon.

The summer of 2012 has been quite eventful … the London Olympics, a project launched after 2½ years of development, a trip to Scotland … and now there’s the impetus to set this blog firmly on the tracks, with a head of steam and a green flag waving.

As 2014 draws to a close, there’s lots happening in the world, and I’m being drawn irresistably into wondering what’s going on. I keep thinking, ‘Is it just me?’

So, I’ve created a new category for the three of us to use when we comment on the various shades of madness (far more interesting than ‘shades of grey’!) that we see around us. We hope some of these posts will strike a cord with you, and if they do, please let us know.

The ride may get bumpy at times, so hold on tight (we are). Why don’t you sign up and join us?

Our comments policy

This isn’t something we’d envisaged having, but a little research on managing comments and spam threw up this little gem by Charlene Kingston: 7 Tips to Increase Your Blog Comments. It was is a very instructive piece, and has resulted in the following policy:

  • We welcome comments on our posts – We’d like to know what you think about the post’s topic, and what you think about our writing. None of us live in a vacuum, so it’s important to us that we learn a little about you, our readers.
  • Be constructive and add something to the debate – Although it’s nice to hear we’ve done a good job, we don’t think you’d be entering into the spirit of More Anon if you just say “Great post” (or similar).
  • Spam will be deleted – Anything which gets through the filters will be removed – we don’t like or tolerate spam.
  • Links – Links which don’t seem to be relevant to the topic will probably be removed. Our blog isn’t a place to sell services or products, so unless it’s relevant to the topic, these sorts of links will be removed.
  • Links to your blog – If you have a blog, then please add a link back to it – we’d like to see it, and other readers will too.
  • Moderation – The first time you post a comment, it won’t appear right away – from all the advice we’d read, this is a necessary evil … please be patient with us, and we’ll get to it as soon as our various projects and responsibilities allow.
  • Your comment – Please stay on topic, be succinct – please no war-and-peace comments. Please keep your language temperate – if in doubt, read our posts and match their tone
  • Opinion – We welcome your opinions, and they don’t have to match ours. Having said that, we won’t put up with vitriol, personal attacks, or anything similar.
  • Our discretion – While we will try to keep and use your comments as they were written, we do reserve the right to edit or delete anything which we feel is contrary to the spirit of this policy
  • Your responsibility – You, as the poster of a comment, are legally responsible for it’s content (even if we’ve edited it) – remember that anything you post becomes part of your online footprint, and may well be indexed by the search engines.