I launched Frankensteinia one year ago, today.
I didn’t pick August 20 for any special reason. I was just raring to go, ready or not. I applied Ray Bradbury’s advice, something about jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down. I think I’ve done OK.
The blog today looks and feels a lot like I had hoped it would. That’s probably the best thing you can say about your own work.
My greatest accomplishment, I think, was sticking to my self-imposed mandate: Be accurate with information and honest with opinions, don’t let the blog encroach upon personal and professional pursuits, and have fun. The “fun” part is really what has kept me going.
Most of the fun comes from meeting people through the blog. Thanks to everyone who posted comments, to those who wrote, shared information and contributed, and those who reviewed and supported the blog. I’ve made some real friends here, and I am very grateful for that.
I thought I should do something special to mark this first anniversary, a celebratory gift, if you will, from me to you, my friends and readers. Here it is…
I may be a year older but, apparently, none the wiser... I’m launching a new blog!
Frankensteinia’s new sister blog is called MONSTER CRAZY — I think that title should be all caps, all the time — and it’s a tumblelog devoted to the imagery of monster pop culture. Consider the blog’s subtitle: “Art, Esthetics, Design, and Monsters”.
I made my first post there today. Click the graphic and you'll be whisked over, but please keep in mind that it’ll take a week or so to get enough stuff up before the style, the feel and the orientation of MONSTER CRAZY kick into gear.
I gave myself a mandate for MONSTER CRAZY: Post often, don’t let it take any time away from my dedication to Frankensteinia, don’t let it encroach upon personal and professional pursuits, and... HAVE FUN!
I hope you’ll share in the fun of MONSTER CRAZY. There’s no way to comment on Tumblr, but you can post your thoughts here, or email me. I’d like to know what you think.