Ruth Allan - Manchester Wire
Tell us something about your city people usually don’t know?
It takes a while to get into Manchester. It's a bit like a really good record. You have to listen to it a few times before it becomes part of your soul.
What is the top place in Manchester people shouldn’t miss?
They change all the time but proper places like Sam and Tom's Chophouse remain at the top of my list as they make really good steak and kidney pies that everyone should try at least once in their life.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting their own blog?
Just do it! I've met loads of people who want to be writers, but the only way to be a writer is to write. It doesn't matter if no one reads it. At least you can tell yourself that you are doing what you want to do and be proud of yourself. I really think that making stuff - even if its just a paragraph of text on the web - makes life a richer, more meaningful experience. Writing has got me out of loads of really dark places, plus, I believe that by covering small, independent businesses and events in Manchester, Manchester Wire is helping to get the word out there that Manchester is a great city to live in, and that you don't have to live in the capital to get involved in cultural stuff.
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