Londonist: The London Blogger Interviews #4: Onion Bag Blog

Next in my Londonist series, the lovely @Jason_Cobb.

This week’s interviewee, is South London legend, the Onion Bag Blog, who has been musing about all things South of the river since 2003. We caught up with him to find out what about London keeps him typing.

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If you had to describe your blog in less than 15 words how would you do it?
South London, SW8, local history, swimming, cycling, cricket, photography – is this a personals ad?

Why is it called ‘Onion Bag Blog’?
The original intention was to blog about football – onionbag is a silly name for football netting. But then I realised that I was moving on, and actually had very little to say about the not-so-beautiful-game. My blog has evolved alongside me, and indeed it continues to evolve.

How and why did you start blogging?
“Here’s a chord, here’s another one, here’s another one. Now form a band” – this was the punk call to arms from the old Sniffing Glue fanzine days. Mainstream media seemed so distant to me when I first started blogging. It really was as simple as “Here’s a blogging tool, press publish and do something similar tomorrow.” As in “Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set And Go Out And Do Something Less Boring Instead?”…Except I sit in front of my Mac all day now.

Read the rest on Londonist.


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