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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Lady Bracknell's fame spreads

Regular readers of Lady Bracknell's humble scribblings may recall that last December her blog was the fourth hit under the search term, "Lady Bracknell" on Google. She is pleased (although probably very much less pleased than are any serious Wildean scholars) to report that her blog now takes pride of place in the same search.

Further scrutiny of the results returned by the mighty Google search engine reveals some gratifying new Bracknell footprints in cyberspace.


  • Moleskinerie have produced a rather charming juxtaposition of extracts from this and the redoubtable Mr Chaucer's blog, complete with illustrations; and
  • Eheu fugaces .. labuntur anni have done Lady Bracknell the enormous (and completely unjustified) honour of listing her blog under the title, English on-line journalists.

Now, Google is all well and good. But its self-indulgent delights pale in comparison with the simple pleasures Lady Bracknell has enjoyed since, less than 48 hours ago, she followed the delightful Becca's advice and instructed the editor to install a site meter. (Lady Bracknell was thrown back on the expedient of humming quite loudly during the installation process in order to block out the noise of the editor's swearing. Despite her best efforts, however, she is sure she heard the editor mutter something to the effect that nowhere on her curriculum vitae did she claim to have any skills in ****ing HTML coding.)

The results shown on the site meter are so wholly absorbing that there is some risk that Lady Bracknell may discontinue blogging altogether in order to have more spare time to analyse them. She is particularly fond of the "By World Map" page, in which the map is marked with little coloured pins to indicate the locations of her readers.

The search terms by means of which readers have stumbled upon her perorations are also a source of fascination. Although Lady Bracknell cannot help but suspect that her blog must have been a crashing disappointment to whichever individual searched under the term, "ladyship whipping"....

6 Comments:

Blogger MissPrism said...

Congratulations, Lady Bracknell, on this well-deserved fame.

I wonder, has your ladyship come across grannyvibe.blogspot.com? Due to its perhaps unfortunate name, this entertaining diary attracts many unsavoury search terms. Its author, a feminist weightlifter with a penchant for horticulture, writes on this subject with great wit and perspicacity.

1:20 am  
Anonymous Chris Mac said...

It seems that m'lady's fame has blossomed during the Spring, and one can only envisage the excitement of the poor wretches who believed they were about to enter the world of a high class dominatrix, complete with dungeon and accessories. Not that I know about such things. And even if I do, I wasn't there. (Chris reddens profusely):(

7:33 am  
Anonymous Dude said...

Ma'am

Leaving aside the seamier routes which some of Your Ladyship's accidental readers appear to take to this esteemed blog, I was much gratified to discover that one such was apparently searching for a part-time chauffeur, having employed the search term "Boogaloo Dude".

Would this be a good time to ask for a pay rise?

I remain (for the time being) your humble factotum

Boogaloo Dude

7:50 am  
Anonymous L N said...

Congratulations on your growing Internet presence. It is quite a strong indication that the public is fascinated by your wisdom and wit!

I have also succumbed to the map feature on my own "blog," which is really not much of a blog but a listing of my publications.

Your map feature, however, exceeds mine in that it shows the last visitor's location in red and appears to be updated constantly. I see my location on it right now...Wow! Impressive stuff.

9:10 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

Congratulations, Your Ladyship on your fame and your blog. Miss Katie wishes to know the secret of getting fame with her blog as it is suffering from lack of readership and Miss Katie feels bad.

She loves reading through all her ladyship's blog and her esteemed friends.

Miss Katie also is delighted that she has your ladyship to lookup to on most subjects of the disability kind.

9:40 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Grateful thanks are extended for all the kind words so far left in response to this entry.

Lady Bracknell agrees that the time may be about right to offer a modest increase to the Dude's current emolument in recognition of his years of sterling service.

Mr Mac should perhaps have a cold shower.

1:00 pm  

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