Long Posts from around the Blogoshire

Illustration of a pub c.1955.

Several bloggers (and writers with blogs) have posted something a little longer than usual today –longreads, if you like.

We’ll try to keep this list updat­ed through­out the day.

Stan Hierony­mus has sug­gest­ed that we do this again next month, while Alan McLeod pro­pos­es a quar­ter­ly sched­ule. We’ll give it some thought and name a date.

Let’s Go Long in September

1950 pub scene

On Monday 2 September, we’re going to post something a bit longer than usual – at the very least 1,500 words – and we’d love it if you, fellow bloggers and writers, did the same.

This isn’t one of those ‘Days’ (Beer Blog­ging & Writ­ing Longer than Usu­al Post Day 2013! Woo!) and, what­ev­er it is, we’re not in charge of it, so there’s no need to use a logo, or Twit­ter hash­tag, or to link to us when you post. If you let us know about your post, though, and we enjoy read­ing it, we’ll link to you in a round-up piece lat­er that same week. (It’ll be some­thing like this.)

We don’t know exact­ly what we’re going to write yet, but it might be that piece on women in British brew­ing since 1963 we’ve had in mind for a while, or a his­to­ry of the Blue Anchor pub and Spin­go brew­ery at Hel­ston, Corn­wall.

If you feel like join­ing in, you might con­sid­er:

  • some­thing about a pub or brew­ery in your area
  • a per­son­al mem­oir
  • a revised and/or expand­ed ver­sion of some­thing you’ve already pub­lished
  • some­thing mean­der­ing and philo­soph­i­cal
  • or sil­ly and fun­ny.

(More inspi­ra­tion here and here.)

Adri­an Tier­ney-Jones has agreed to dig out some­thing from his vast back cat­a­logue and re-release it, per­haps remas­tered and with bonus tracks; and Leigh Lin­ley has got in mind some­thing about north­ern foot­ballers and the pubs they owned, which we’re real­ly look­ing for­ward to read­ing.

We’ll post a reminder about this towards the end of August but promise not to nag oth­er­wise.

Yours with faint embar­rass­ment,

Boak & Bai­ley