The Meta Post

I’m not a huge fan of continuously re-hashing my ideas behind blogging, and why, and how – so this one will be pretty short. (When I go meta, I prefer to talk fandom.)

Liebster Award Question #4. What is your favourite aspect of blogging?

My favorite part of having a blog is interacting with other writers. I started TF to share my ideas with others, and to practice writing in general. I even hold out hope that I may find a creative partner somewhere out there in the Interwebs.

Every time I comment on someone’s blog, or someone does on mine, I feel a thrill at the connection we’ve made, however small.

Liebster Award Question #5. Which project, recipe, or idea on my blog would you most like to try yourself?

I’m totally stealing Melis‘ “Trail Mix” posts, which she got from her nominator Katie. It’ll do my blog some good to have a wider variety of posts than the geeky thought-experiments that come out of my brain.

There’s also a similar idea I’ve stumbled across since I was nominated (oh, don’t remind me how long ago…) that I would like to mash up with a Trail Mix. It’s called “If We Were Having Coffee”, and I first saw it on Zen & Π.

I’m very drawn to this style of post because 1) I love coffee, and 2) it feels like a personal, intimate conversation versus a bulleted list. I also think it may help me become a more regular poster.

Working on the first one. Stay tuned!

Liebster Award Question #6: Where does your blog inspiration come from?

Believe it or not, my boss pushed me to start this blog. I had the idea for a long time, and shared it with him, and he pushed me to stop talking about it and Just Do It. (Swoosh)

He now also has a blog. You should check it out. So proud.

The inspiration from my blog comes from the random conversation I have with my friends and co-workers; from every argument I have about inexplicable studio decisions; from every detailed discussion about the interplay between the creative and the business; and from my own thoughts about fandom – what it means to be a fan, and how my fandom helps me (or doesn’t) in my chosen career.

TF has been hard to define and harder to explain. Stick with me and I’ll do better.

Liebster Award Question #10: In your opinion, what’s the best blog post you’ve written so far and why?

I strongly feel that my best post so far is “Yugen“, which I wrote at the top of the year in response to a Daily Post prompt. I was unemployed working on my own projects, so I was writing fairly regularly at the time.

What started as a prompt post became an existential exercise on my life-work balance and connected my love of Firefly, reddit, and space.

It’s definitely my favorite post and the one that’s been most liked and commented on so far. I still look at the picture every now and then and it still brings back the FEELS.