Since then we have published over 7,700 posts and, with 930,800+ ‘hits’ to date, we are on track to see our millionth visitor later this year.
Given all the excellent blogs out there, I was modestly pleased that we had managed to keep going for so long and had attracted a respectable number of visits.
Turns out I have been deluding myself. Madhatters performance has in fact been shite !
We have been put in our place by . . . a wee scottish schoolgirl. Her blog is less than 2 months old and already she has had more than 6 million visits [http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk/] Not only that, she has been offered book deals, and been approached by Hollywood about making a movie [http://tinyurl.com/blmscoo]
Seems what the world really wants is not to read the erudite wisdom and incisive political analyses of current events interwoven with witty repartee offered by we Madhatters – they’d rather look at pictures of manky meals.
Well we can do manky meals with the best of them. To prove it – here’s a pic of my dinner (curried chick peas) tonight (click on pic to enlarge)
Here’s a suggestion, folks
Why don’t you take a photo of your dinner and email it to us at
the pic to reach us Friday latest and on Saturday we’ll post them all here with a poll for readers to choose which dinner they’d rather eat. [I know I've set such a high standard to beat that folk might be put off entering but don't be shy. You don't have to cook the meal yourself. Guys, send in a pic of one of the meals your wife or partner makes you. And girls, you can always ask your mum to cook a dinner if you don't feel you can better my 'dilli style choley' ]
As is usual with any competition run in Madhatters, the winner gets bugger all in the way of a prize – except for the satisfaction of knowing that he or she finished on top