There is another blog which made the writer very famous but I bet not many of you here have read it. I know that I didn't read it when it was at the height of its fame. The blog is Nightjack and it has been the subject of a court case, when The Times tried to find out the name of the blogger behind it. It is a fascinating blog written by a detective and it went on to win The Orwell Prize last year.
I came to this blog very late and was mesmerised by it. The blogging detective deleted it but luckily someone put the archives back online (link above). Following his notoriety the detective was inundated with agents, publishers, television people - all eager to get him to sign an exclusivity deal and a big fat contract but he refused. How do I know this? He is a friend of mine, well more accurately we used to work together and have renewed our contact via Facebook. He is a man of integrity and passion and it just goes to show that some people do not want riches or fame (although I think that both will be his - in his own name - before too long).