Recently, I wrote a post for Fandom Following called “Blind Fandom”, as part of an ongoing “Adventures In Fangirling” series. The intention of the post was to talk about how one should be aware of the things that go on both in their fandoms and the franchises that those fandoms are centered around. However, the comments ended up devolving into both a critique and defense of the way that the site I write for criticizes Game of Thrones. So that brought me to this thought: when arguing about fandom, even before you decide to pick your battle, you have to be sure that this particular fandom is the hill you want to die on.
Whenever I think about the word “healthy”, I think about the different aspects of life that need to become that way. You should have a healthy mental state; you should have healthy relationships; you should have a healthy appetite and body; you should be healthy.
Here’s the thing: how does one get to be healthy?
I need to play catchup with my posting schedule, and I have extra room in my daily word count, so I decided to participate in the Daily Prompt. The one word prompts usually never work for me, but this one is something that I love.
When I see the word shelf, I immediately think about the bookshelves in my room. They’re all deep brown and wooden, and go really well with the light blue paint on my walls. My favorite, though, is the custom-made, ceiling -high piece in the corner that’s the first thing you see when you walk into my room.
I had originally intended to have this posted for yesterday, but it actually plays to the message that I’m writing you that it won’t actually be posted until it’s done.
When the year started, I had given myself a ton of expectations. I felt like goals were too easy to give up on, but if I expected myself to do particular things, then I would be much more likely to follow through. So I wrote down a full list of things that I had expected to do in 2016.
So I’m actually behind on my posting schedule, and need to play catch up. Last year, a friend of mine was nice enough to get me a book of 300 writing prompts from Half Priced Books. I feel like it was a Christmas present, but September to December was a blur to me so it might have been a birthday gift.
In any case, the prompt I chose asks me to “write about something presently in your life that is ‘worth it'”.
So like, originally, when I read today’s email, I thought it was too early for me to do any branding. I mean, yea, I’ve gotten to fifty followers (Thanks guys!), but I’m not really known, you know? Who’s really interested in a lifestyle blog written by a random fangirl who hasn’t quite nailed down her regular posts? A couple of friends and some mutually following bloggers, that’s who.
Again, thank you all.