We may have been MIA for six months of it, but we’ve now been around for a year!
In that time, so much has changed for all of us, so we thought we’d just take a second to catch y’all up.
Blogolepsy is my first attempt at blogging that has actually stuck. For me, blogging has been my way of staying in touch with my writing side, but without the high maintenance of a project on top of my school work. That said, it’s also helped me continue the web and graphic design that I’ve missed since GCSE.
This year, I switched A level courses to make sure I’m doing what I really love. Thanks to this, I’ve managed to get into university, on an unconditional offer and a scholarship. I’ve also started (another!) rewrite of Fate, which should hopefully fix so many problematic aspects created by fourteen year old me.
My favourite book that I’ve read in this time was probably Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (which I’ve just realised I completely forgot to review! Review to follow.)
For me, Blogolepsy has been a sort of consolidation. I write something out in a post and I feel like I’ve clarified it in my head.
Blogolepsy also took a place on my personal statement, which won me my own unconditional offer at a university, atmosphere and city I already love. My writing has kept improving, adapting to my subjects to become clearer and more concise. In November, I participated in NaNoWriMo and while I didn’t reach the main goal, I learnt I could write a lot faster than I thought, saving me a lot of writer’s block.
In the last year, my reading has been fit around my Literature course material. Outside that, I’ve just finished Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, learning about racism in Britain in history and today.
I bet y’all forgot this blog is actually run by three people (not that you’d know that from actually looking at it though…). Don’t worry, so did I.
Now I can’t really comment much on my Bloglepsy experience seeing as I’ve been MIA all year but I promise that will change (especially as if I don’t post something soon I think G will personally smack me over the head with a hardback edition of Order of the Phoenix). I have an LGBT themed post coming soon so look forward to that. I promise it’ll DEFINITELY be posted before the next anniversary.
As for reading, I’ve been focusing more on horror and fantasy type fiction such as American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Horns by Joe Hill and IT by Stephen King. I’d recommend reading all of them but steer clear if you’re not a fan of gore or dark themes (in IT there’s a child orgy…because that definitely needed to be a thing. Thanks Stephen King). Currently, I’m reading a nonfiction travel book Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood.
Thank you to those who have kept up with our blog! We hope to keep bringing you posts for at least another year, but you’ve seen our consistency. Don’t hold your breath…