Posted in lifestyle

Hello Again (for the first time)

Hi. I’m Jessica. This is my blog.

A lot of you who will read this have been following me for over a year now (thank you). You’ve seen me grow as a baby blogger and still liked my posts whether they find my “niche” or not. This ranged from Marvel Mondays to Turntable Tuesdays to Blogmas. I truly appreciate your consistent support even if it was just liking a post.

I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to do a blog relaunch in 2018, but recently, I discovered that I didn’t just want a clean site for fresh posts. I wanted to make something more passionate, more inspired (and, hopefully, inspiring). I realized that I want to create a writing blog, not just a website about writing. What’s the difference? Well, here’s my perspective:

A writing website publishes web content with curated links and advice. It’s helpful and insightful, probably looks pretty, too, but it doesn’t reveal much about its author. The emphasis is on the writing tips published periodically. It’s a grab-and-go resource geared toward writers and meant to serve as a sort of toolbox. It’s not bad to own a site like this. Many times, it’s even enjoyable. But for me, it felt dry. It’s just another site telling you how to fix you writing.

A writing blog, on the other hand, is a hybrid of the aforementioned writing site and a personal blog. It has an author whose name you’ll come to know and a face you will recognize. Not because they are famous but because they share intimate parts of themselves with their audience out of a desire to meet fellow writers. A writing blog is a means through which a writer can chronicle their journey, whether it’s by venting about their latest struggles, talking about an idea they just got, sharing book mood boards or poems or anything else that comes to mind. A writing blog offers advice through accounts of its authors own experiences, and there will also still be posts that revolve around one particular area of writing that the author has learned about and wants to teach others.

A writing blog offers advice through accounts of its authors own experiences, and there will also still be posts that revolve around one particular area of writing that the author has learned about and wants to teach others.

So what does this mean for Little Siberia? 

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I want Little Siberia to be my place on the web. This means that I am going to start writing about everything in my life. I want to share my work online. I want to meet other writers and help them, too. I want a place to record who I am now so I can look back and see how far I’ve come years down the line.

I hope you’ll stick around and get to know me.

– Jessica

Posted in creativity

What is a creative lifestyle?

When people think of “creativity”, their minds instantly go to the arts. While it’s true that creative minds can pull off some incredible artistic feats, creativity in and of itself isn’t just about art.

While this blog’s primary focus is writing, it’s also about living a creative lifestyle, because I believe that creativity is something everyone can learn to identify, harness, and implement to live happier, fuller, more inspiring lives.  Continue reading “What is a creative lifestyle?”