Pause the fan mail

Damien is away for a few days and won’t be checking his emails or updating his blog. The question is though, if you had access to a top blogger’s little corner of the internet and could play around with it in his absence what would you do?

The author of this post might even be open to bribes…

23 Responses to “Pause the fan mail”

  1. translate it into german.

  2. Sharon . says:

    Do you know of such a top blogger , Damien ?

    No , seriously…
    I would use said corner to plug the heck out of this –

    -much like I’m trying to do now !


  3. Anon. says:

    I’d probably contribute an article on modesty. I’m brilliant at writing about modesty.

  4. Ah, someone’s full of himself. πŸ˜‰

  5. Grandad says:

    Change all the passwords and charge a small fortune for their return…

  6. Brian says:

    Has this been hacked or are you looking to be hacked?

    David Airey who is a prominent graphic design blogger was hacked recently because he let the Net know that he would be taking a break from his blog.

    Look at his site ( and you can see its out of his control now and he now has to use the UK variant (

    Be Safe!

  7. Alexia says:

    @Brian: No, Damien’s blog has not been hacked. He’s on an email and internet holiday for a couple of days. In his stead, he’s had someone log on and post.

  8. Damien says:

    This is Damien’s web elf

    @onefortheroad: Think a more obscure language would be better? Swahili? Paeolithic Urdu? Irish?

    @Sharon: Tempted to promote my own fundie-liberal agenda but am resisting the urge.

    @RS: Power corrupts- and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely too

    @GranDad: Conventional but possibly not as effective as one might hope

    @Brian: I’ll try not to do anything Damien wouldn’t do. Actually I’d probably be safer if I just stuck to the things I wouldn’t do…

    @Aexia: Damn you ruining all the fun. Now I’ll have to go rejigging the whole blog!

  9. Alexia says:

    @Damien’s Web Elf: Sorry for ruining your fun. Knowing that Santa will bring you bags of it next week, all the same. Like your business acumen in Damien’s absence πŸ™‚

  10. simon says:

    Place adds everywhere and promote comreg. πŸ‘Ώ

  11. Maman Poulet says:

    Adds to Simon’s list, run the Green Party communications and overall coalitions strategy so it’s impenetrable, start an ‘I Love EI group’ on FB and oh don’t forget the campaign to stop any more Starbucks opening in Ireland cos they’re bad…

  12. Catherine says:

    Make his template pink. Go on go on go on.

  13. Matt says:

    I’d turn the whole blog into an Al-Queda recruitment site.

  14. Conor Lynch says:

    Probably auction it off to the next highest bidder

  15. M Buckley says:

    Do what I had already intended… Wish Everybody a Very Happy Christmas!
    And say “Thank You” for all the help in keeping contact with so many different bloggers throughout the year.

  16. Andrew says:

    Post various pics of coloured fluff.

  17. ben says:

    i would turn it into a bertie ahern appreciation page and an irelandoffline-sucks page…
    but thats just the way i roll…

  18. Damien says:

    This is Damien’s web elf

    @Simon: Damien tried that before when he applied to ComReg for a job but they were so overawed they forgot to accept him

    @Maman Poulet: Isn’t the communications strategy incomprehensible already? Completely with you on the Starbucks thing. We need to wean the addicts off their caffine. EI… Teeheehee

    @Catherine: Damn my colour blindness I thought it was pink all along! πŸ˜‰

    @Matt: They’re so ahead of you on the Web 2.0 stuff already.

    @Andrew: OK. I see your vision here. Will you liaise with Catherine on this one for me? If you can get an Irish supermodel to pose with a pink fluffy elephant on Stephen’s Green I will definitely post pictures of it.

    @Ben: Think bigger man for crying out loud!

    @Anon Comment # 3: By modest you mean thusly, yes?

  19. Sell the domain to the BMI/Sky Handling Partners appreciation society

  20. Damien says:

    The real Damien is now back. Thanks Web Elf!

  21. Grandad says:

    But how do we know it’s the real Damien? Someone may have hijacked the site after all?

  22. Alexia says:

    @Grandad: It is the *real* Damien. Welcome back, Damien

  23. Er, if the real Damien is now back he might do me the favour of advertising this unmissable Christmas treat:

    The (first ever) Manky Toy Toy Show. An alternative to RTE’s insipid offerings.

    Tomorrow night, LIVE (and in colour) between 9-11, on

    For details see here:

    Promotion ends.