BUT - I have had time, it seems, to land on some excellent blogs since Christmas - some of them are brand new, others have been going for ages but I've only just discovered them (I'm so out of touch!). Here are some current favourites (in no particular order):
John Lenahan's Year of Gratuitous Socks - a magician decides to wear (and blog about) a completely new pair of socks every day in 2008 - but very soon discovers that he has a lot more to write about than socks. Alternately funny and deeply moving.
A New History of Love - a debut novelist's journal
It's A Crime! (or a mystery) - a lively book blog
Read-warbler - another lively book blog
Logophilia - a brand new words and books blog, which looks very promising
Cynical Steve's Doggerel Blog (think I've mentioned this before, but it's worth mentioning twice!)
The Hesitant Scribe - the musings of a PhD student and would-be author whose life has recently taken an dramatic turn
Sarah's Writing Journal - Sarah Salway's random notes on writing and other things
Santa Claus Blog (bet you didn't even know F. Christmas had a blog, did you?)
. . . well, so much for a 'quick interim post' - this one seems to have taken me ages! Please click on some of these links that I'll feel that my laboriously fiddling around with html has all been worthwhile!