Hello there! Welcome to atypicalnarrative, an illustrated lifestyle blog. I’m excited to launch this personal creative endeavor and I hope after reading this little introduction you’ll be persuaded to stick around.
But wait, haven’t we seen you before?
Yes! Though this blog is brand new, I’ve been blogging for many years.
Prior to atypicalnarrative, my blogs were primarily focused within the book blogging community. In 2013 I launched A Bookish Heart, an award-winning solo book blog focusing on book art, discussions, and reviews. And in 2014 I created Oh, the Books! with my best friend Kelley where we expanded our book-related content to include games and curated collections.
While I loved my time within the book blogging community, I have decided it’s finally time to branch out and create a space where I’m not as limited in regards to content.
So, how will atypicalnarrative be different?
atypicalnarrative is a (life + stories + art) blog. Its primary aim is to be a personal creative outlet revolving around stories – both those that I’m consuming and the ones that make up my every day life . In other words, it’s a combination of a lifestyle, books/tv/movies, and art blog.
To break down what to expect from each category even further:
- Life posts will primarily consist of personal stories and observations. It’s not a lifestyle section in which I aim to teach you anything about how to live your life (because believe me, I’m not the person you want to take life advice from), but a place where I can poke fun at myself and record snapshots of what chaos is going on in my mind at any given time.
- Stories posts are going to be all about stories I love. I’m not looking to do any critical reviews or talk about things I don’t like because I know people work hard to create the stories that exist in the world and I really don’t feel like it’s necessary for me to bring them down. Instead, I’m going to highlight the things I love in the books, movies, and tv shows I’m consuming, primarily in hopes of finding others to fangirl with me.
- Art posts will revolve around my illustrations and creative journey. While illustrations will accompany almost all posts on atypicalnarrative, the only posts that will be classified as art posts are those with a written focus on art and illustration.
Alright, I’m sold! When should I be here?
If you like what you’re seeing and want to stick around, please do! The goal is to publish posts twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, but that’s not always guaranteed. As a result, the best way to be notified of when a post goes live on atypicalnarrative is to sign up for an email subscription. You can also follow me on any of the social media sites linked at the top of the page – I usually announce new posts as they go live on my various social media channels.
Whether you choose to stick around or not, thank you for stopping by my humble online home and giving me a chance. I appreciate each and every person who takes time out of their day to show me a little bit of support.
Have any questions about my new blog? Excited or terrified? Any requests for content you want to see within the focuses I have provided? I want to know it all! Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond.