I noticed a big spike in readers and commenters when I posted “When Did Gaston Become ‘The One’?”, which has quickly become my favourite post I’ve written so far. Other posts I got the most views/comments on are the blog contests posts “The Power of Tension” and “First 250 words of Dadewalker”. That, however, did not bring about a lot of returning readers – although I do know which ones of you are here because of those contests, and I thank you *waves enthusiastically*. My personal favourite, second only to the Gaston post, was “Authors Need Editors: Doctor Who as Author, Companions as Editors”, although that one wasn’t as popular as I had hoped it might be. Maybe because I was talking about a previous Doctor. I dunno.
I have a particular strength in taking two unrelated concepts and making them correlate. That’s what my Honours thesis was about: gender and power in two seemingly unrelated cross-dressing film versions of Shakespeare plays. The whole title is “Who Wears the Pants: Gender and Power in Trevor Nunn’s Twelfth Night and Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice“. That’s what I enjoy doing, and why the Gaston and Dr Who posts were my favourite to write – even though I still had to research what I was saying.
I have particular interests in Shakespeare, and gender roles and representation in media. I like to knit (but nothing fancy) and cook – although my partner does most of the cooking, I do bake a lot. I like video games, but I’m only a casual gamer. I’m a classically trained singer and I like musicals, symphonic metal, and Disney. If I ever went back to Uni to do my Masters or a PhD, I’d like to do it on the Disney Renaissance Princesses.
Basically, I like other things apart from writing. But in trying to make this blog about things other than writing, I’m not sure where to turn. I don’t want to keep going on about my projects because quite frankly, that could get boring quickly, and when I’m editing three books and querying a fourth, there’s not much to talk about. I don’t want to seem desperate, only talking about my work.
So what do you, my lovely, gorgeous return readers, want to read about?