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December 19, 2005

Who am I?

Mark Kelly at Views From Medina road says "I have a perhaps unjustified suspicion of websites that do not identify their authors or hosts" he then goes on to mention Big Dumb Object, "Similarly Big Dumb Object, an SF blog covering both media and literary topics, by 'James'. Who be 'James'?"

Which made me chuckle. Let me just alay Mark's suspicions. Big Dumb Object is not a front for a major media conglomerate (although if you've read this blog I'd be amazed if you thought that!). BDO is a blog, written by me James. I don't splash my last name about here because I don't think it really matters. I don't particularily feel I'm anymore anonymous than anyone else out there in the SF blogosphere. Besides if you read this blog you'll know more about me, my likes and dislikes, than a paragraph of bio would reveal.

What else would anyone out there like to know about me? Questions in the comments!


Why do people want so much info on a blogger? How does a name, location, or favorite color help you to qualify whether the information they recount is correct or sincere? Isn't that like wanting to know the name of your postman before you check your mail?

Yeah, personally I get what I need to know about a blogger from reading their blog.

However in Mark's defence he probably feels that Locus must be seen as definitive? Don't know. Don't know what the risk is as long as he likes the content?