New Look + Feeling Like A New Me
My blog has a whole new style and domain. I'm feeling like a whole new me.
You could say that I've been struggling with where my blog belonged for a while.
Movies are a huge part of who I am, so that's why I started blogging.
A part of me was seeking a big change this summer and I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
My passion for movies seemed to dwindle. I still loved blogging and reading what others were writing, but instead I just didn't know what I wanted to say or even tried to say in the oh-so-many draft posts I started and trashed. Walking away from movies felt like a good idea 'cause I assumed taking a break would do me good.
In one way, it didn't 'cause the movie fairy didn't show up and wave her magic wand like I thought she would. I did not wake up one morning with the sudden excitement and drive to catch up on all the movies I wanted to watch but was missing out on.
In another way, the break gave me inspiration to celebrate other fandom I loved: binge-watching on The X-Files, recapping The Walking Dead, and writing more personal posts that related to movies or pop culture in some way. I let myself color outside the niche I was pursuing and started getting more and more ideas.
Did they fit in with my blog as it was? I didn't think so.
Stepping back from movies gave inspiration of where I'd like to go as a blogger, what kind of reviewer I'd like to be, the positive yet constructive critical place I've wanted to jettison into the blogosphere but never quite felt like I reached.
A spark is starting to come back now - 'cause there's a new phase I want to dip into: geeking out over over books, television shows, fandom, adventures as a Muggle, and definitely movies.
This blog has had a lot of transformations over the short time that I've had it. I liked to experiment with layouts and ideas, and finally I feel like I'm starting to settle into where my blogging heart really wants to go. To film, fandoms and beyond.
To those who have stuck around, I hope you continue to enjoy my ramblings. To those who are new, I hope you like your stay to keep returning and celebrating being OH GO GEEKY.