So since I [relaunched the site](http://matthewman.net/2007/08/10/starting-from-scratch/), I’ve been monitoring which pages have been triggering the most `404 Page Not Found` errors, and have ported a selection across to the new site. I definitely prefer doing it this way, even though it’s more labour intensive: I’m ending up with a clean blog with much less cruft.
Unfortunately, as part of the whole cleanup operation I’ve scrapped my original Feedburner feed, which was sharing an account with various feeds I’d set up for [The Stage](http://www.thestage.co.uk/). So it means I’m effectively going to be building up a regular audience from scratch, which I suppose is no bad thing in its own way.
Anyway, to celebrate this blog being back on its own two feet, I’ve published [Requiem for a Songbird](http://matthewman.net/2007/08/14/requiem-for-a-songbird/), a _Doctor Who_ short story I wrote for Big Finish’s open submissions competition a couple of months ago. A previous draft of the story has previously appeared on this blog as _The Nightingale’s Song_, but this pass took on a number of notes I’d received from various authors in the intervening years. I hope you like it.