Wow. Okay, so I've just selected a name, fine-tuned the settings, uploaded an old profile picture of mine that doesn't make me cringe, fiddled with the design, and came up with a short-and-sweet (and ultimately uninformative) description of myself to fill the margin. I've created a blog! Now what?
I kept up a semi-regular blog many years ago, something like 2007-2010. It was called Silentology (clever, no?) and was a general outlet for personal news as well as some art and some more 'artsy' type writing. I enjoyed the open, public feel of writing on the internet, while secluding the blog almost entirely from my real life. It was the perfect writing environment for me. Unfortunately, one of the few people in my life that I did share the blog with was a boyfriend at the time, and when the relationship blew up, it felt eh... very weird to continue dumping a large quantity of personal information in that particular pile. And so I put Silentology out to pasture.
I'm now 5 years older, and want to blog again, so here is my fresh start. I've called it Shkapow because I always use the name Shkapow online. Deep, I know. It's pronounced exactly as you'd think, and doesn't have any particular meaning at all.
For the next [indeterminate amount of time], I intend to alternate posts of "what's currently going on or currently on my mind" with posts of "what's happened between 2010 and now." That way I can feel like anyone reading this is up to date. No one is reading this, but it's what feels right to me. If I'm going to dump my personal life on the internet, it might as well be chronologically complete, right?
So that's the plan. I don't know if I should be describing myself or introducing some categories and trends that you might find if you continue reading on. I'm assuming you'll figure it out for yourself anyway. It's an awkward thing to do, starting a blog, but I want to get the start over and done with so I can move on to fun part. So if you're reading, hey! How are ya! And if you want to continue reading, that's very cool, please do, and be as active as you like in the comments section, too. And... yeah. Let's just see where this thing goes together, shall we?