Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A wandering scribe

Apologies for the interruption in blogging. I'm doing too much writing outside of the blog and am trying to keep off the computer otherwise.

This has been on the BBC website and generated a lot of comment, both positive and negative. It's definitely worth having a read and making a reassuring or empowering remark in the comments box if you have the chance.

Some negative remarks query the genuineness of the blog. You've always got to be wary, especially online, which is why I wouldn't contribute using the Paypal link. But compassion costs nothing. If it turns out to be a hoax then taking the bait makes you a fool for a moment. But if it's real then your comment could be one small step to helping someone get their life back on track. I won't even waste time on the negative remarks asking why she doesn't go and get state-sponsored help or just 'sort herself out'. If just the world were that simple...


  • At 7:59 pm , Blogger Raw Carrot said...

    I must say I was unimpressed by it when I took a little read. I went back to February and soon gave up... I mean, what is she actually trying to achieve? On the bright side, I was unaware that hospitals offered "free" showers...

  • At 6:07 am , Blogger Femme de Resistance said...

    If she's for real, I imagine the online introspection is a symptom of depression/loneliness and that she's not trying to push any agenda by publishing a blog.

    Her writing is carrying an agenda whether she intended it too or not and this is where the media attention is coming from.

  • At 12:24 am , Anonymous Kevin Bailey said...

    A Total fake.
    Despite many offers of assistance, she held out.
    Until a book deal was offered.
    This was her aim from thes tart as stated in a post in early February on her own blog.

    It's disgusting that her actions will make people think twice about the motives of REAL homeless people.

  • At 10:17 am , Blogger wanderingscribe said...

    Is it real?
    Surely nobody is in any doubt following the way it has turned out .......


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