Well, it’s been an exciting several days, with the premiere of Hannibal last week, the appearance of the Urban and The Shed Crew trailer, and our first good look at Raymond De Merville.
These distRActions have resulted in a brief furlough from the 15 day Blog Introspection Challenge, but luckily I don’t think Guylty plans to flog anyone who gets behind. So it’s been a few days since my last Blog Introspection Post, but today is a Tuesday “Muse-Day” so I thought I’d knock out a few questions this morning before the afternoon gets busy.
[In case anyone is interested in joining this Challenge, which was originally initiated by Guylty a couple of weeks ago, the rules of are here.]
8. Which post was the most difficult to write?
This would have to be a relatively recent post about the loss of my clinic cat, Noobie. I couldn’t talk out loud about him, and I could hardly write about him without tearing up. But the process was definitely therapeutic, and many of you offered kind condolences and words of comfort. Thank you.
9. Which post do you regret writing?
There are a couple of posts I wrote where I may have come across as snarky, and usually these had to do with some piece of fandom drama or another. But I don’t really regret them.
10. What do you find most difficult/challenging about blogging?
There was a time, during and for quite a long while after my young love was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital for 5 days with his viral eyelid infection, that I wasn’t all that Preoccupied with Armitage, and the inevitable fandom brouhahas just irritated me. Sometimes real life just takes precedence, and that’s normal and healthy. And I think sometimes we’re forced to look at things that make us reflect on the troubles of others, and put the troubles in our own lives into perspective. Yes, my kid was sick and I was heartsick that he had to have all those IV catheter attempts and that his eye was swollen and blistering and painful… but you can believe I was still very thankful that my kid had a virus, and not lymphoma. That it was his eye, and not his lungs, or his kidney, or his heart. There was a Code Blue over the intercom system while I was there, and I knew that some child had just arrested, and I stroked my own child’s head and wept. That time period also changed my blogging, as prior to that it was almost all about Armitage. When it became challenging to write or care about Armitage, I wrote instead about some more personal issues, and I guess if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll notice I go off topic quite a bit now.
11. Your favorite aspect about blogging?
I’ve always loved to write, and the blog gives me an outlet, and an audience, but with no set schedule or deadlines I need to adhere to. I can be as absurd or as serious as I want to be on any given post, or I can just post lovely pictures with very little writing at all, as the mood strikes. And needless to say, I truly enjoy the back and forth in the comments sections.