I just wanted to write a quick blog post today to give some more detail on what’s been going on recently and the changes coming to Fistful of Glitter. It’s one of those overcast days in my hometown, and combine that with some cancelled plans, and it gives me the opportunity to sit down and actually write a proper blog for the first time in a few months.
Firstly, I want to say a huge thank-you to those who have stuck with this blog for the past eight months of pretty much full radio silence, as well as the people who have discovered it during this time and read their way through it. I try and be as upfront with what’s going on as in my life as possible so you know why I’m away, but the stuff that’s been happening this year isn’t mine to share. I hope that’s understandable to everyone reading, and that you’ll continue to be patient with me.
Secondly, and on a lighter note, I thought I should start to explain some of the changes happening on the site in a bit more detail and start to share why they’re happening. The first couple of big changes have already taken place, namely the new look for the site and the relocation of most of the pages on the site. As I continue to make changes in the next few weeks, in preparation for a big announcement in early October, I will try to keep everyone updated on what’s happening and why on the blog.
To start with the giant facelift the site had last week, this is something that has been a long time coming for Fistful of Glitter. I had the idea for the site about a week before I started it, and actually wrote my first piece at 4am in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. As a result, when I chose a theme, logo and look for the site, I was really just clicking on the first thing I liked and running with it. The site’s logo was even a photo of my bad Harry Potter cosplay from an event that I’d gone to when Deathly Hallows Part 1 came out! I’d wanted to change it for a really long time, but I kept putting it off. Recently though a combination of having lots of support from my chosen family at home plus getting more “serious journalist” work has made me actually get off my arse and fix things to look how I actually want them. I even have a proper logo!
Another big change is separating the blog side of thing from my articles. In the past, Fistful of Glitter was a place where I just generally shared my thoughts with the world, both in article and blog form. It started as a place to share things I loved but evolved into a place where I was sharing opinion pieces and personal stories as well as both positive and negative thoughts on media of all kinds. I’d like to continue that into the future, but I’d also like Fistful of Glitter to reflect the professional writer and journalist it has enabled me to become. I want to be able to share in-depth gaming articles and interviews, movie and tv show analysis and reviews as well as opinion pieces on LGBTQIA+ rights, feminism and mental health. But I also don’t want to lose the ability to share what’s going on in my life, and my thoughts on everyday stuff with the people I’ve become friends with as a result of the site.
To solve my dilemma, I’ve decided to separate the blog from the rest of the articles on the site. From now on if you want to read my articles, like the Kickass TV Heroines series, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and why you don’t always need words or 10 Artistic Women More Deserving of Celebration than Ernest Cline, you’ll go to the articles tab. If you want to read the more personal side of things, like Weekend Breakfast or this, you’ll go to my blog.
I’m hoping to have more updates for everyone in the not too distant future together with some more changes on the site.
Thank you for reading,