(or, as I like to call you, Other Bloggers, Diana, Brett, and Kimmi)
I need your advice. I have an idea for a new blog, but I have no idea if it will work or if anyone will care. Is it rude to talk about a different blog on my current blog? Perhaps, but it wouldn’t even slightly be in competition with Honesty Time, so I think it’s okay in this circumstance.
I miss being an English major. I don’t care what anyone says about English majors being screwed in terms of the job market. I loved my major. Also, every job I know of requires some basic level of understanding of the English language as well as critical thinking skills, and that’s basically what being an English major is. But now is not the time to defend the college/major choice I made when I was 18. I don’t regret it, even if I’ll always be poor. At least I’ll be creating and helping others create.
I’m not in a place right now where going back to school makes sense. I don’t have the money or the need for my career, and if I was to go back, I’d study something practical, not necessarily something I love. What I miss about being an English major is the reading, the analyzing, and the discussions. As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing better than reading books, writing about them in absurd detail, and then getting into heated discussions with other passionate people.
I miss it. I miss picking out one minute detail from a book and writing a 12 page paper on it. I miss ripping apart works of literature to find hidden meaning where there probably is none. Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate books on face level and never look any deeper than that. But it’s way more fun to dive in and really focus on the details. For me, anyway.
So that brings me to my idea. I want to get back to writing about books, but not ones that are assigned to me, just ones that I love or am interested in. I want to start a blog where I read a book, and one chapter at a time, I analyze the plot, characters, themes, all that good stuff. Don’t worry — I’ll keep up my usually witty banter that everyone enjoys (don’t lie to me). It will be a place for me to propose my ideas a couple times a week (or as fast as I can read), and for others to comment with their own. I would encourage people to read along with me…it could be like a virtual book club of sorts.
So the question I’m posing to you (and please respond to me in the comments) is if this is actually a good idea. Is this something people have any interest in? Should that even matter, or should I just do it because I want to? Also, does the fact that I would like to start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone sway anyone’s opinion in favor of this idea? And most importantly, what the heck should I name the blog? I’m terrible at naming things.
I already write for two blogs, and I love it. But both of those blogs only require me to post once a week, both on Thursdays. I have a full time job and I don’t read as much as I want to, but I feel like this is a commitment I could make. That I would make. It’s something I’m passionate about, and if I want to further my career, I need to write more.
Thanks for reading what I’m sure was a really boring post for most of you. But this is what has been on my mind since I came up with this idea two days ago, so that’s what I’m writing about.
You are all the best.
Dame Lori Samantha Jesus Reiter IV, Esq.
(check my birth certificate, yo.)