I never gave Belle de Jour’s weblog more than a cursory skim, but it turns out I used to read her non-pseudonymous link blog methylsalicylate after it was linked on MetaFilter (where she was an active member for a year or so), at a time when it was still kind of cool to happen upon weblogs based in the UK.
Via Link Machine Go, who made that MetaFilter post in the first place. Small world.
Update: LMG worked out that Belle de Jour was Brooke Magnanti in 2004.
I’m starting to think I’m the only British citizen who had a weblog at the beginning of the decade who didn’t guess the secret!