Good question. Truth is, I don’t know. It’s now been a full year since I started this blog and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it ever since. By testing out different styles, mimicking other online magazines, and posting whatever seemed interesting, I’ve experimented to find what feels most natural. In the process, I’ve learned a few things.
Anything and everything women’s issues related. I meant for this blog to be “for women, by woman,” but it kind of turned into a smorgasbord of lists and opinions relating to my life as a female person and feminist. And, you know, it feels pretty good. 2015 seems like a good year to bring feminism into the forefront of political and social discourse. Until women feel safe walking around their neighborhoods, have the right to make decisions about their own bodies, and aren’t treated like sexual objects without minds or feelings, I think I’ll keep talking about it.
Book reviews, obviously, because I’m the authority on all things literary. I kid. I’ll keep reading and writing about what I read because I feel like it, goddamnit.
Crafting disasters. I like to get crafty, but my projects rarely go as planned. Painted furniture and homemade candles look deceptively simple on Pinterest, so I’ll take the burden upon myself to fail miserably and share that with you all.
Recipes and cocktail posts because it’s difficult to hide what they really are—fillers. Also, there are thousands of other blogs devoted to those things and doing a much better job of it. If you really need my recipe for chia pudding, read the back of the chia container. That’s where I found it.
Outfit posts. I’m not a fashion expert, and I’ve never claimed to be. I am a narcissist, though, so don’t hold me to this. If I find a way to bring back shoulder pads or construct a nature goddess gown out of pressed hydrangea leaves, I’ll have to share that with the world.
This past year, I started writing flash fiction for Ravishly, and I LOVE it. Condensing full stories to 300 words or less started as an exercise in honing in on the details and getting to the truth of a story quickly. It’s a genre I’ve grown to love, so I think I’ll post some flash nonfiction here.
I’m thinking fewer headline-grabbing confessionals, and more heart-to-hearts. There’s nothing more interesting to me than honest, personal stories that relate to some bigger theme. What I often see female-oriented magazines do, though, is reduce thoughtful essays to their most provocative caption. I’m willing to open up, reveal the unsightly sides if it might help one person, promote discussion, or allow me to gain insight. What I’m not willing to do is exaggerate my own experiences for the sake of likes and shares.
Videos! For all the sketches that can’t be performed live with my sketch group, #Blessed, I’d like to film them and post them here. Like this gem…
What do you think, dear reader? What would you like to see more of? I’m craving all shades of feedback—good and bad—so if you’ve got it, give it to me! Leave a comment below or on The Revolutionelle’s Facebook page, and I will adore you forever.