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Thoughts on the Edited Guide

I took a couple of years' break from submitting entries to PR, though I was commenting on and off during that time. Surveying my entries after that gap, I've crystallised some of my feelings about the Edited Guide and PR:

The entries I'm least impressed by are the ones you could call 'mainstream':

Verdi, the Flowers of the Burren, Bram Stoker. I think h2g2 is at its best (compared to Wikipedia) when we have entries that are either quirky and unusual, or that make lots of unexpected cross-connections. I think that Castrati, Sir Boyle Roche, and Sheela-na-Gigs are eyecatching becuase the subjects are a bit off-beat, while Amber, the Ash Tree, the Seven Deadly Sins and the Monument all make interesting or unexpected cross-connections.

So, now that I'm back writing, I intend to concentrate on the quirky or cross-connecting style of entry: I hope the ones I have in PR now (go and look!) will live up to expectations!

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