The Guardian and The Observer

Financial journalism and blogging

In a previous life I was a personal finance journalist, and wrote regularly on investing, mortgages, banking and property. When I first moved to Scotland, I did some personal finance journalism for The Guardian and The Observer, mainly articles on mortgages and property.

I also did a stint writing blogs for The Guardian‘s book section, beginning with one about growing up in Hardy Country. Others subjects included Willard Price, buying books in charity shops, and the links between writers and places.

Those were early days for blogs, and it seemed radical to be allowed to write so freely, with such a personal voice. Nowadays I write more blogs in other people’s names than my own, but it’s still one of my favourite forms of writing.

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