When the subject of my Blog is brought up, it is usually by others because I rarely mention it myself. But then I sometimes get asked how I promote it and how can people find it?
The short answer is "I do and I don't". The only places you will find reference to it are under my email address signature, if you get one from me, and on Wikipedia - and how I got an entry there I have no idea. It certainly wasn't me! Not my style - a bit like not having a personalised car number plate. (There is a car in Hong Kong with the number plate ELDON. It's not mine!). So finding my Blog is not exactly easy.
It all started when there were a couple of issues that arose that I really wanted to let off some steam about. I thought a "letter to the editor" would be a waste of time, but then a chat in Hong Kong with my technophile eldest son led to the establishment of the Eldon-Online Blog. It was designed to be a place where I could say what I felt about various issues. If others found it, perhaps by word of mouth or being linked in to it, and it gained a wider audience that was genuinely interested, then that would be a bonus, and I would carry on writing. It would, I thought, be moderately regular - I aimed for about 4 postings a month initially although if any pressing issues came into view, I would write something outside that time frame.
Actually, I don't know how to publicise the Blog, and indeed have no great wish to do so. I would certainly never be so presumptious as to tell all my friends I have written another one - they might not be interested.
Since inception, happily, readership has grown. The site does not get visited by masses of people daily, but it's steady, and that's fine with me. I try to keep it varied as to content - serious and less so - fair (although some American readers seem to think I am anti-American - for the record I am not!), and objective.
So if according to all of the above this is "designed" to be a bit low key, why am I writing about it?
Just because I gave an interview very recently where the subject of the Blog came up, and the subsequent printed interview actually provided a link to the site. Thus in a fit of very uncharacteristic self publicity, I thought - here is an article which provides some background about me that doesn't generally appear anywhere else, so why not make it available to a wider audience?