I discovered a new blog by an unemployed journalism graduate, called Dole House Blues, at the weekend.
It's a sort of son of the excellent Unemployed Hack.
I like the way the writer of Dole House Blues describes themselves:
"I have a journalism degree. A good one. A first-class honours one.
I have NCTJ certificates coming out of my arse. Yes, even the 100 wpm shorthand one.
I have been published. Sometimes for money; mostly for free.
I have applied for jobs. Ones I really wanted; lots I didn’t.
I am on the dole.
I am going to tell you about it…"
More strength to Dole House Blues and Unemployed Hack.
And another thing...I'd love to see Unemployed Hack win the George Orwell Prize for blogging.