Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I think I need to 'cull' a few blogs!

I know I have more than 1500 blogs so I thought I should go through them and cull many of them. That's what one does when a species is at a level of unsustainability!)That will make it easier for people to go back and look at some of the earlier ones. There seems to be a natural grouping of blogs re certain subjects. (for example the earlier 'weight loss' ones and the Bariatric surgery journey) I know that Martin Taylor, my 'digital advisor' and a man of many skills will be sorting them out too, so expect some big changes on my blog and my soon to be relaunched and made-over website. That should be up and running in a few weeks, all going well and having wrested it back from the 'hackers.'
www.authorneilcoleman.com  (well it will be again, soon!)

'Our' Lorde had a hard time with the media srcum and made sure we all knew.

Lorde has made most New Zealanders feel pretty damn proud with her marvellous scooping of two Grammies a few days ago. We already know she is just that little bit different to many other 'stars,' quite a number of whom start behaving in quite bizarre ways once they hit the 'big time.' I don't need to list names here. What Lorde is now finding is that she has 'become the property of the nation,' and in a sense the media scrum she quite rightly criticized in some later to be deleted tweets, is just part and parcel of her new fame. Lorde is going to need to dig deep from here on because she can't have it both ways. The adulation attracts less than positive 'other factors' and how she handles them will be the measure of her deeper qualities.  However, it must be said, that no one can blame a person, be they famous or not, after having endured  the mad whirlwind of activity in the USA, followed by a long flight to NZ and then having to face the 'media, for maybe being a bit cranky. I think Lorde knew that she may have 'dipped-off' online, judging by the rapid withdrawal of her comments about the media, but no doubt she will take it in her stride as she learns to deal with the massive amount of attention that is now hers whether she likes it or not. We will see a stronger, more resilient Lorde, and yes---give her a break in the country she calls 'home.' Let's keep it that way and make NZ her safe haven. It's OK to serve a few hits at the media, Lorde. Well done---keep it real.
(Website is undergoing a redesign and will be back up in a few weeks, with a 'new look.')