My Own Private Mess (Blogging101 Introduction)

Published January 4, 2015 by Iphis of Scyros

I started this blog in August (well, actually, I started a different blog on a different site in August, and copied all my entries here when I realized that no one seemed to use that other site) but I thought maybe it was time to see if I could actually convince anyone to read my posts (most have 0 views) so I’m trying out the Blogging101 course.  And today’s assignment is a self-introduction.

I’m not gonna give out my real name, obviously, but I’m using the nom de plume of Charlotte for my novel(s), so let’s go with that for now.

Originally, I planned to do an on-line diary of the year between 39 and 40, in the hopes that I could somehow publicly shame myself into finding a way to get a boyfriend (or whatever) at long last.  That, of course, does not seem to be happening, but I’m trying to keep to my original plan of posting every day, regardless.

Most of the time, I’ve had nothing to say, because my life isn’t very interesting.  (Today, for example, I spent the morning writing, read Euripides fragments as I ate lunch, then after lunch I went over to my brother’s place to play Hyrule Warriors.  Nothing newsworthy there.)

The rare exceptions to the tedium are when I have something to say about my fiction writing, my class work (working on a Master’s Degree in History), or about Greek mythology.  (Almost exclusively the Trojan War, in fact.  I’ve been somewhat fixated on it for nearly an entire year now.  Which sounds unhealthy when I say it like that.)

I’ve tried to keep my more eclectic interests (video games, anime, Doctor Who, doll and other toy collecting) to a minimum on the blog, because if I let them take over, then I won’t talk about anything else…though they still pop up more often than I’d like.  Besides, I’m thinking that if I ever get my house shaped up enough to make a small photo studio in some corner or something, then I’ll probably start a photo blog about my toy collection.  And that, of course, would encompass the other three as well, since I have a lot of toys related to my other interests.  (I even have a lot of dolls tangentially related to Greek mythology!)

As this post shows, I have a tendency to ramble, and then the post sort of peters out.  Which would probably frustrate potential readers?


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