Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The crackling exchange on the subject of Nige and eBay between Nige himself, David and Dr Hackenbush, whom God preserve, of Fulham or thereabouts left me speechless and unable to blog. But I must go on. I have been concerned for some time about the ranking of this site on Google. It always comes just below a search result headed "Page of Misery: Bryan Appleyard, Wanker and Chief Cultural Critic". This is a piece written by one Michael Kelly who was upset that, in interviewing Woody Allen, I had shown off about "how how much cleverer, more moral and more Emotionally Mature" I was than my interviewee. Well, of course, I was, this was Woody Bleeding Allen for God's sake. Also there is no such post as Chief Cultural Critic at the Sunday Times and I wouldn't take it if there was. "Wanker", in the sense intended, is for others to decide. But, of course, Mr Kelly can say what he likes. I just want to know how to get my Google rating above this daily irritation.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:10 am