Thursday, 19 March 2009

New at number 16!

When I was growing up, Thursday was always Top of the Pops night. In the seventies I'd no idea when the charts were compiled: listening to the entire top twenty on a Sunday evening was a few years off, and I imagined the ToTP countdown was the real deal. I also fondly imagined being there one day, in a band, having a top twenty hit of my own and miming to the camera. The odds of that happening now are lower than Richard Dawkins becoming the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Hey ho; we can dream. But wait! What's this? I can almost hear the voice of Jimmy Saville as I type: in at number sixteen in the Top 100 UK Parent Bloggers - is... yes, it's Bringing up Charlie! Cue wild applause from the all the dancing girls! (Although Pan's People aren't about to do their meaningless gyrations to this number - no, siree.) This is live. And, yes - it's me. After under a year of blogging, something I started writing partly to up-date far-flung members of the family and partly to prevent brain atrophy has become something of a bloggy-land success. And I'm quite chuffed about it, really - especially as I'm in such really good company.

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Tim. Next best thing is the Booker Prize!!! I've just started your book and I'm hooked. Keep on the good work! Ciao. Antonella

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  2. How's about that, then, guys and gals!

    Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations Mr Dotts!!!
    Here, have a cigar...
    Sx

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  4. Thanks, Antonella. Glad you're enjoying it... keep me posted!

    You forgot 'uh-eh-uh-eh-uh-eh-uh'. How did he do that?

    Well... just this once, Scarlett.

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  5. Well done, Tim. I spotted you on the list yesterday. Somehow I have managed to get a mention too! I was also chuffed to bits!!

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  6. Fame at last!

    Well done you.

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  7. Well done, D, thats great. Yes, I can hear Alan Freemans' voice right now!

    No, Thursday nights have never been the same.

    xxxx

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  8. Followed your Twitter link ... and delighted to see you so high up the list! Congratulations!
    From all I've read so far it is well deserved.
    Looking forward to the next year's blogging as I watch you climb towards the number 1 spot!!

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  9. Congratulations D!

    You're certainly at the top of my list – and here's a shout out to your little cohorts!

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  10. It was a huge surprise to be honest, Rosie. I started reading from the bottom, expecting to be nowhere near the top (if I was on the list at all). Glad you're there too!

    Oh, Jenny - dear old Fluff. The original Smashie! (Or was it Nicey?)

    Another whole year's blogging, Catharine? When I started I set out to do it for a year - or at least a year of me being a stay-at-home dad. That takes me to September. Should I go on even further?

    You're too kind, Z&T.

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  11. Instead of counting nappies changed, you may have to alter it to'Pants Pulled Up' - or maybe 'Down', to begin with....as offspring may no longer wish to wear nappies aged 18...

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  12. Congratulations Mr Dot ... although I have to take issue with your calling Pan's People's gyrations "meaningless" :-O I think there will be a good few chaps who will tell you there was nothing meaningless in them at all ;-) x

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  13. Now then now then

    Well done you x

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  14. Well done you! I, for one, believe that being a stay-at-home parent deserves its own reward!

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  15. Blogadoodledoo Tim mate.
    I don't know why you're so surprised - much deserved.

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  16. That is fantastic! Congratulations! (Personally, I think it should be #1...)

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  17. WELL DONE!!!! What a brilliant piece of news...you must have been tickled pink... or blue, or whatever... nice one.

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  18. Jewellery, jewellery!

    Well done Sir Dotterel. Well deserved!

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  19. Oh my goodness, that's a can of worms, J - I think I'll wait until we're safely through the toilet-training ordeal before I even consider that!

    Well, yes, I take your point Kitty. But to a nine, and ten year old boy I'm afraid Pan's People were an interruption to the main event. Now, if it were Legs & Co., or Hot Gossip...

    Thanks, Sub.

    Oh yes... it's coming back now AG. Do you know, I once saw JS jogging down the road in Scarborough. I ran after him and got his autograph. It was the '70s; things were different then...

    Well, Dori, I think I'm inclined to agree. Although my wife things that we (Charles and I) just 'doss about and play all day' (despite the fact the shopping's done, and supper cooked each evening).

    Thanks, Tara. I'm surprised to be rubbing shoulders with the pro's, that's what it is - like you!

    You really are too kind, B&R. Next year, maybe. Although I'll have to get to grips with all this Technorati stuff first!

    Well, 'tickled' is true LBW. It was titifilarious, as Ken Dodd would say.

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  20. Congratulations.......an entirely deserved position!

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  21. Congratulations, Mr Dot! I am right now performing one of Pan's People's "meaningless gyrations" in honour of your achievement.

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  22. Wow, what news! How exciting. I must admit, I still am in awe of the whole blogging thing, how it works and how people find out about you. But well done. And I'm sure Charlie must be very proud of you -- not to mention the rest of your clan!!

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  23. I'm still waiting for the 'K', WoNI (just like Geoffrey Boycott).

    Well, it's the nearest I'm going to get to that '...and this week's number one' spot, NM. I knew I should've been a rock star.

    Forgive me, Gadj - but I think I'll look the other way!

    Charlie's above it all, Sue. As long as he's got Sid and Andy on CBeebies or some wheels to play with, he doesn't care.

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  24. And what about the Christmas TOTP? It used to be my favourite xmas thing to watch. All those great number ones.

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  25. Oh yes, those were the days: Roy Wood with all his make-up, Slade, Donny Osmond, The Wombles, Gary Glitter. Ah, maybe not...

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  26. Well done! I had no idea that there was a Top of the Blogs poll. What happens after a year? Do you go back to teaching? How will we follow Charlie's progress?

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  27. I've just proved my recent thought that most people don't read posts properly but just scan them and then put a suitable comment.

    It took the wife from Cheshire's (wave to you) remark to make me realise you had actually been No. 16 in the poll you linked to - how blind was I.

    Congratulations.

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  28. OH well done! And I am NOT jealous at all, no sirree... not a bit... not an iota... not an... humph. Hooray though, seriously!

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  29. Congrats! Well done. Yipppeee!!!!!!!!

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  30. My hearty congratulations to you! Looking at this list, you would be No.2 in the Troy Household Top 100.
    There is only Crystal Jigsaw higher on that list of blogs which we regularly visit.

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  31. Nice list isn't it!!! Well done you!

    CJ xx

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