So many people have said so many lovely things about The Lives Of Others since I brought it out of the shadows this week, many crediting me with being “great” or “fab” for the idea, which I do think is a brilliantly simple one. However, it ain’t me babe…
The idea for the blog was suggested to me by one of my closest friends a while back. He’s an occasional blogger on a group blog and was always facinated by secrets, anonymity and just how much we’re willing to reveal about our inner selves. However he is far too busy and important(!) to take that ball and run with it himself, thus he suggested we set up the project together. His idea, my elbow grease. I’m never one to shirk a challenge.
So, in the interestes of transparency the idea and the strapline “Many voices, one mouth” are all his and he is one of the writers, all the ongoing donkey work and the actual name “The Lives Of Others” are mine. So even the structure of the blog, one idea, one setter-upper, many innumerable anonymous writers is unique too.
Credit where credit’s due, and thanks to everyone who has blogrolled, posted about, mailed me and said they’ll think about writing posts (I, of course, don’t know if you will or not!)
For some reason you all see the same light over this project we do, it’s very gratifying.