Thursday, January 13, 2011
Why Fix What Isn't Broken?
(Above: Pac-Man Skeleton by Le Gentil Garcon)
Well I'm thrilled to see that only one person (so far) has been sickened by the new blog format. That's what I call progress--my other creative endeavors have sickened hundreds, if not thousands! Kidding (hopefully).
So why did I decide to change things? Here's a list of my reasons:
1. Ananka's Diary (the Kiki Strike blog) used a five-year-old template that wouldn't allow me to do some very cool things.
2. I write two different book series. Until now, that meant two different blogs. Which meant A LOT of work. Which was preventing me from doing my day job--writing books. So I needed to simplify my life. Going forward, there will be one blog. MY blog.
3. You probably know by now that I'm a little strange. I also happen to be a world-class neat freak. Clutter disturbs me. (And I mean disturbs in every sense of the word.) My weirdness can only flourish in the right environment. I think this neat, clean template may allow me to reach levels of eccentricity that I've rarely achieved in the past. (Yeah, it's gonna be GOOD.)
So here's what you'll be getting from the Bank St. Irregular blog . . . The same weird and wonderful stuff you've been getting from Ananka's Diary since 2006. Plus book reviews, author visits, tour information, and a whole lot more. (I've already added some super cool stuff from the Eternal Ones blog, so take a look around!)
At the top of the blog, you'll find "Who Are You?" parts one through four. This was a "game" I played on the Eternal Ones blog. Volunteers sent in pictures, and I told them who they were in their previous lives. (The Eternal Ones is about reincarnation.) It was a lot of fun (for me, at least). But as you'll see, I ended up writing enough to fill a book. (OK, half a book.) That's why the game must come to an end. However, I think you'll enjoy reading all the entries. They'll certainly keep you busy!
And finally, one quick note about content. I am very proud of the fact that Ananka's Diary could be enjoyed by people of all ages. (And it was.) This blog will continue that tradition. While the The Eternal Ones series is not recommended for readers under the age of 13, I will not post anything on this blog that isn't suitable for everyone.
So that's it! Hope you enjoy the Bank St. Irregular blog!