Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Sunday Roast



Most people who know David Mcmahon from authorblog will have been shocked and disappointed to learn that he decided to close his blog in order to promote more time to writing his novels.
Although this was an exciting thing for him to move on to, we will all certainly miss not only his photography and excellent journalistic writing, his sense of humour and his comments, but Verse and Worse (his funny rhymes), Post Of The Day, that made us all compete in a friendly way for recognition, and The Sunday Roast.

Whilst the Post Of The Day helped many people, myself included, to receive new comments and in turn, good blogging friends, similarly The Sunday Roast helped to introduce us to bloggers who were unknown to us.

Well I have got good news for you. David has recommended someone to take over the Sunday Roast and he is the Bristol Blogger, Eddie Bluelights who has agreed to do this and hopes to take over mid October.
Eddie wants to keep David's interviews in the same tradition and style and if ever David came back to blogging, he would hand everything back to him. So he is looking after it for him until such a day that this might happen.

There are quite a few people trapped on David's draft folder, who should have been appearing on his Sunday Roast. These people might have never seen the light of day if Eddie hadn't agreed to free them. It would be good to see who they are, if they are new people or whether they are good friends, whom we already know.

Some of you might well be thinking, "Whatever is this Sunday Roast?"
So for those who have never heard of it, I will explain quickly that David invited people to be interviewed via email, to use on his post every Sunday together with their picture.
Some of his questions were Why Do You Blog? What Is The Reason Behind The Blog Name? What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger? He also asked what they thought was their most significant post on their own blog and why. Also what other blog had influenced or made the most impact on them and why.
These posts have always been really interesting to read and I have made some good blogging friends this way.
I was Roasted last December just after Christmas. It was good fun, if not a little hot!
Eddie also wants these back numbers linked to his blog for others to see but if this is not possible, then you can always check them out at David's place.

Well Eddie hasn't as many followers as David has (getting on for 1000). Who could compete with that? Therefore, it has been decided that some of his followers would spread the word around so that readers will know that the Sunday Roast is still in operation. That is why I am writing this post that I will leave on my blog for a week or so, before I post anything else.

So my dear readers, if you enjoyed David's Sunday Roast, please would you post a similar notice on your blog to help promote the fact that it is still in operation and point them to Eddie Bluelights?
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if David didn't come over and have a peek from time to time.
Let's give him something to be really proud of....... a tradition that was started by him and that lives on.
Righty ho then, over to you, as he would say.

26 comments:

Thumbelina said...

Excellent idea. I am also grateful for the exposure, although I have twice changed blogs and changed identity since then but never mind!

I will certainly do a post on a similar vein in a bit (busy right now) and if I can't find the time then'll probably pinch your post and paste it in but I promise I will advertise Eddie Bluelights and bookmark him!

Thanks Maggie.

And thank you Eddie.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Thank you Maggie

Life with Kaishon said...

I will miss David in the blogging world. He has so many great photos and ideas : )

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Maggie

It was a great suggestion by Eddie and of course I had no hesitation in agreeing.

I'm sure he wil take The Sunday Roast to new heights ....

As we all know, the term ``Eddie Bluelights'' is synonymous with creativity and innovation.

Cheers

David

lakeviewer said...

Yeah! Hurrah! Jolly good! Thanks for spreading the news.

Nessa said...

I went and checked out Eddie. Very nice.

SandyCarlson said...

Excellent! That is very good news. It's nice when blogging traditions move on and their creators can move on and grow, too. I wish David well.

aims said...

Got your message Maggie and popped in immediately to see what was up.

I think this is great - keeping the Sunday Roast alive is a wonderful thing to do. I'll pass the info along both blogwise and via email.

Eddie Bluelights - does have a ring to it doesn't it?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'll make a reference to Eddie in my next post, Maggie. I was disappointed about David's departure. The Sunday Roast is a great way to meet new bloggers, but I found the Post of the Day to be particularly useful.

CJ xx

St Jude said...

I didn't really know what the Sunday Roast was until now, I'll be dropping by in future.

Rose said...

I'm not a regular reader of David's Authorblog, but I have seen his stunning photography through ABC Wednesday posts. I'm glad to know his tradition is being carried on by Eddie. Most of all, thank you for the link to the roast of you last year. I somehow missed this, and it was so enjoyable to read about your views on blogging, not to mention finally seeing a picture of you and Harry:)

Daisy said...

Great idea - I would love to read the archives of the Sunday Roast so will head over to David's and hope he's leaving them up! Thank you for letting us know.

Daryl said...

Thanks for doing this ... making it known ..

The Things We Carried said...

As soon as I do another post, I will happily pass on dear Eddie's blog :)! He is an entertaining writer and I am happy to see him take on David's tradition of The Sunday Roast!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

How terrific of you to give the passing of the baton a plug on your blog!!!! You are a gem, Maggie! Thanks for bringing this to the attention of blogdom! ~Janine XO

imbeingheldhostage said...

Great idea. David does leave a mighty big hole, doesn't he!

Shrinky said...

Oh, this is good news, a little cheer after the shock! Thanks for spreading the word, Maggie, and cudos to Eddie for continuing on with what has come to be a much loved feature!

Retiredandcrazy said...

That's such a great pity. David has a knack of making everyone feel his friend. But...Eddie is a very worthy successor.

Brian Miller said...

i look forward to Eddies first roast! twill be fun to carry on the tradition!

cheshire wife said...

Nice to know that some of David's traditions will not be lost. Thank you for acting as the messenger.

Expat mum said...

I always wondered how David found the time to do all that he did. He probably needs to go lie down for a while!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Both David and Eddie are the best!! I know Eddie will do a super job with the Sunday Roast!! And thanks for stopping by my blog - come back soon!!

Wendy said...

Ha - my first thought was you were posting about a pot-roast. LOL! I did follow your link and read about your roast. Don't know how I missed this. It was nice to read all about you! And see a pic of you and your significant other, even if it's only from the back. LOL!

rosiescribble said...

I'm shocked to read David is closing his blog. He's been writing it for years. It was lovely to know someone on the other side of the world was reading UK blogs, and i made post of the day a few times which gave me a real boost. Glad to see the Sunday Roast will continue.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Maggie,
My life has been very crazy at the moment... I'm moving to a new apartment, plus all my time taken up with my "new" relationship (4 months now) so I was shocked to read about David's departure! I have only learned of it through your blog post now...
I will really miss Post of the Day, we had all been nominated quite a few times and I met so many new people through David, including you dear friend!
I was also lucky enough to have been Sunday Roasted a month or so ago and I enjoyed it immensely!
David will be sorely missed but I wish him all the very best of luck and much success in his work! and in the meantime lets all rejoice that Eddie Bluelights will be carrying on David's traditions! I will look in from time to time as much as I can, even more so once all my moving stress is over with!
Big Hugs lovely lady!
Donnie XXX

SandyCarlson said...

It's wonderful the way this goes one. Thanks, Maggie, for this post.