One comment I made was picked up by the forum. They were writing a book. Could they use it, please? Of course, said I. And thought no more of it.
The forum authors got in touch again. A publisher - Bloomsbury, no less - had seen the book proposal and shown an interest in publishing it. All contributors would have to sign a contract to say they were happy with their words being in the book. Would that be alright? The contract thing? There would be no payment, but I would get a free copy of the book as and when and if it made publication. Why not, thought I. And a contract and a spare was sent, I signed and returned it. And thought no more of it.
And then yesterday, around 18 months after the original request, this arrived in the post...
It's a small bit of publishing. But it's Bloomsbury, for heaven's sake. And it's going on my writing CV!