Brave new website

Regular readers will notice that I now have a spiffy new homepage with my picture on it, plus a few pages in addition to this blog. Concluding it was time to get a bit more professional in my virtual home, the website will function as a one-stop shop for anyone remotely interested in who I am and what I’m up to. (The stuff I’m willing to disclose publicly, anyway.) I even had some head shots taken while in New York a few weeks ago and to my surprise quite a few turned out OK, thanks to my photographer friend Peter McCarthy. So next week this page will feature a “skin” consistent with the rest of the site; my love affair with bridges will continue, as ever, but will no longer be reflected so literally here.

I was amazed to learn that there were more than 3,000 unique visitors to this site in February, which I’ve put down to advance publicity for the book (its own website will go live soon) … and possibly a surfeit of leisure time. According to Technorati, which monitors the blogosphere, this number (miniscule by blogosphere standards but very encouraging in the small world of the first-time author), launched my blog into the stratosphere of – wait for it – the world’s top 3 million blogs! I’ll try not to let it go to my head.

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