Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A journey of a thousand pages begins with a single blog

Welcome to "Fangirl Adventures"!

This is not my first blog. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to ruin the illusion, but I've been around the internet a few times. I've kept a regular blog for the last few years on Friendster. I was a columnist, but really it was more like a blogger, for FanboyRadio.com. Those articles have long since been taken down so I might repost some of them here at some point. I've also had a few articles posted here and there over the last few years.

So why start yet another blog? Does the world need another blog? The answer is: no, but I'm doing one anyway. You see I am doing something rather epic in my life right now. For the last ten years, I have been living in Los Angeles and this summer I am pulling up stakes and moving to Seattle. This blog is going to document the uprooting of my life here and starting anew.

Why is it called "Fangirl Adventures" if it's about moving? Well, I needed a name that would encompass the whole process and that I could continue using after the move. Every name I came up with seemed to be taken. I had all kinds of AOL flashbacks trying to come up with a name. My first choice was "Sunlight and Shadows," but that one was taken by a female seminary student. My second choice was "Into the Breach Once More" which is a political blog out of Virgina and third was the title I ended up with.

What is a "Fangirl"? There are many definitions in the urban dictionary. Some more flattering than others. I like "A passionate fan of cult entertainment, especially comic books and science fiction." Basically, a geeky girl, but I should emphasize I'm not a nerd. Nerd implies math skills. From time to time, I might bring up something that lands in the pop culture or geek category since these are my main interests and hobbies. I have non-geeky hobbies like photography and crisis management, but a good chunk of my life is spend on what could be considered geeky things.

While I realize the only people reading this will, no doubt, be family and friends, I am going to try and keep it generic in case someone stumbles across this who doesn't know me. I would love to be picked up by another site at some point and maybe someday paid to do this. In the meantime, I have gone with the necessary evil that are Google Ads. Hopefully, they won't be too obnoxious.

I encourage people to comment or email me with comments. The more feedback I get, the more I can make it better for my readers. You know all three of you. Hi Mom! Hi Dad! Hi Sis!

Please stay tuned. The next few posts will be more introductory until I get this up to speed and work out all the kinks. I have no set day and time when I will post next so watch the skies! or this site as the case may be.

Shivering with antici..........pation,
Kathy

2 comments:

dayofthedawn said...

Hi!

I was sent a link to your blog - nice introductory read, and interesting experiment. Look forward to reading your further adventures. :)

Oh, and those Google Ads - you should have a couple of cents from me. (It all adds up ;) )

- John (Antonio Bay)

Britt Schramm said...

My dear, you do yourself a disservice my saying that those old Fanboy Radio posts were more like blogs than columns.