Thank you so much for your kind and lovely words — and your encouragement — in the comments to the last post. I am truly touched.
Some of you have been asking for links to other blogs about Iceland written in English, and of course it was remiss of me not to think of it. So here are some ideas, though this list is probably not exhaustive.
First of all, anyone interested in the fallout from the meltdown and all its intrigues should definitely be reading Sigrún Davíðsdóttir’s blog, Icelog, on a regular basis. Sigrún is incredibly well informed and knowledgeable about so many things relating to this society.
Then there are the blogs of the other lovely people who guest posted on this site last July and August: Reykjavík Harbour Watch [Eliza], Computernerd Composer [Hildigunnur] and Icelandish [Jessica] — although they don’t seem to be very active at the moment. There is also a very good photoblog called Iceland Eyes that you should check out.
Finally, Iceland Review has a good list of blogs and resources dealing with Iceland.
Hope that helps.
As for Yours Truly, I’ve now taken over as the Iceland correspondent for the Associated Press [as I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter]. I delivered my first article to them last Thursday, which appeared here, among other places. As I’m sure most of you know, AP is a news service, so the articles are syndicated. A quick search for the title of the above on Google currently delivers around 33,200 results — and that’s not counting print media or translated versions of the story. My contributions about Iceland have thus gone from being read by a few hundred people a day on this website to hundreds of thousands or more around the world via AP. Which is pretty freaking surreal.
I’m also still hard at work on that e-book I mentioned last post, am on the final edits and hope to have it finished within the next couple of weeks. It’s tentatively called The Little Book of the Icelanders and it’s a collection of 50 miniature essays detailing my observations and thoughts about my countryfolk. If you’re curious, you can read a sample blurb here.
Ta for now!