The Experiment, It Continues

I know that the above title covers a vast amount of ground.

First, my Blog’s gotten some more Followers since the last time I wrote here and I want to thank you for adding me: and of course I’d like to thank those who are continuing to read my work as well. It is more than encouraging for me and it’s one of those things that keeps all of this going.

As many of you know, I’ve still been tweaking and fine-tuning this Blog for a while now and I’m still as amazed as ever as to how many new things I keep learning. I won’t lie and say that it’s not without its frustrations–specifically with regards to formatting and technical issues–but it definitely has its rewards as well.

I would definitely like to thank the good Gil Williamson of Mythaxis Magazine–my friend and publisher of many of my own short stories– for his advice in continuing my Writer’s Blog. I am still trying to figure out how to make so that another separate tab will appear when someone clicks on a link here. Hopefully by the time this post is all done and sent out, I will have figured that out properly. You should definitely check out Mythaxis sometime either on this link or on the lower right hand Link Section of this Blog. If you are a science-fiction or “weird story” fan, you will not be disappointed.

One other thing that Gil suggested was that I include more graphics with each post that I make. I know that is good advice: because graphics do catch peoples’ eyes and they are part of a journal-format: but I don’t know. It does add some more work to the process of creating a Blog entry. It’s funny: going through the process of hyper-linking can be just as slow-going but for some reason it registers differently in my brain than actually going out to search and hunt for new graphics.

This isn’t as much of a problem, or it is a different kind of challenge for Bloggers that regularly create photographs or draw and illustrate their own pictures. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to finding the right graphics for things. One cool thing that FreakishLemon, for instance, does on his Vlog–his recorded reviews and public journal on YouTube–is that he includes the graphic of a weird-ass anthropomorphic lemon with a lion roar behind it: hence his handle. The symbol is his mark in a lot of ways and I can see the advantages to having something that distinct to identify you or get peoples’ attention on your Blog. Coincidentally, you should definitely check out FreakishLemon’s book reviews. He is an awesome geek and it shows in the background of his room with all of his books and collectibles as well as just the sheer enthusiasm he has when he examining a book he read. It could I just like a lot of the stuff he’s read already, so I’m somewhat biased, but there it is.

So I might add graphics on here eventually: at least with regards to my future entries. I do have one other thing of note to mention. Gil suggested that I create separate Pages for my stories and creative works. So for future reference, you can find these stories that will periodically come up near my “About” section entitled Stories and Things or you can just link to them on this post.

What can I say? I like it when people look at my Stories and creations. I really like having an audience. That is one of the many reasons I love having a Blog: just to know that there are people viewing my work and it’s not just me looking at my notebook, or just having the occasional glance at a story from someone I know.

In other news, I am going to be sending a long-term story project of mine to an experienced writer to see what she thinks of it and to see if it can be tweaked at all further. It is a story very close to my heart in this case, but I look forward to seeing where it can go. I have a lot of ideas and old projects written down in various places and dwelling in my head that I need to deal with at some point. Do not be surprised if you find more story pages on here.

So that is it for today. I hope to write more about what’s going on at another time. Take care, my friends.

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About matthewkirshenblatt

I am a writer and blogger living in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario in Canada. When I'm not writing for the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization and GeekPr0n, I tend to write science-fiction, epic fantasy, horror, literary and mythological revisionisms, and generally weird fiction stories though I have been known to make poetry, television and comic book scripts. Also, when left to my own devices I tend to write weird and strange hybrid creative opinion piece articles like those you will find on this Blog. I am also very interested in comics, video games, Star Wars, table-top role-playing games, Neil Gaiman's works, H.P. Lovecraft, vampires, zombies, and budgies.
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