22 February 2017
Goodbye to "Arbroath"
I started TYWKIWDBI in 2007, and within a couple months I had found my way to Nothing To Do With Arbroath, one of the best-known and best-loved blogs on the internet. Kevin Norman Gray harvested the news sites of the world to collect oddities and ephemera. In the last ten years I've used Kevin's blog as a "via" for over 200 posts, because his material was very much "things you wouldn't know."
Readers of "Arbroath" were startled this past November to see a personal post from a blogger who was always very private; he reported having an illness which would hamper his blogging. Sadly, he wrote a final post in January detailing a terminal illness, and shortly thereafter a blog reader found and posted a link to a death notice, which was later confirmed by the family.
Bloggers and blog-readers everywhere will miss Kevin's eclectic approach. Nothing To Do With Arbroath is still up, and since the blogspot host is free, it will probably remain available for the near future; I invite you to visit and browse. I note that I still have a couple dozen of his posts in my bookmarks folders, so I may do a compilation post in the future.
Rest in peace, Kevin.