Someone is actually reading this!

So the Blogging 101 course asked me to think about my “target audience”. Who I would like to read my blog?

But I really just think that the more relevant question is: to whom do I write this blog?

I write this for me. Everything you read on this blog is my opinion, my voice, my words, my eternal blabber of the mind (and I started another more general blog as well Mayu’s TeapotΒ for even more random ramblings). Yes, my dear reader, unfortunately, my ideal reader is myself. Or someone like myself. I love my own voice the most, so proceed with care.

What I hope is that some of my readers will be totally unaware of literary web series and they will read my blog and be amazed enough by this “new” format and hastily click away to the links I provide or to YouTube to search for the web series in question and fall in love with them as passionately as I have. And then they one day become gloriously famous literary web series producers and thank me for drawing their attention to this format in their Shorty Award acceptance speech. Yes, that is my definite goal! πŸ˜€ Or someone (rich) to find ClassicAlice web series and give more money to their Indiegogo (SaveAlice). Or someone who is looking for positive things in their lives to find cool new things related to books.

But the fact remains, that this blog is something that I use to straighten out my thoughts. I’ve always let myself enjoy the luxury of changing my mind, and to do that I need perspective. And for me, writing it out has always made it more easy to find perspective.

Of course, this is a matter that can be affected by my readers. If people would start passionate debates in my comments, maybe then they would also have an effect on my perception. Hmm…

Also, my friends in Finland are of various degrees not-as-interested in literary web series, so this is a place I can vent my enthusiasm.

Aaanyway, will blog soon about stuff more related to the awesome week of web series we have had. Just finishing a rant on the new blog πŸ˜›


Webseries Wednesday

Interesting how the things I love will shape the way I feel about weekdays as well.

When The Lizzie Bennet Diaries started, and when I started to actively follow it, Mondays suddenly came something to look forward to. There aren’t many things that succeed in making Mondays the best day of the week, but if your favourite web series is published on that day, for an obsessive mind, it will do wonders!

Today is Wednesday and two things to look forward to are an episode of From Mansfield With Love and the last episode of the first season of Green Gables Fables.

When I woke up, my Twitter feed was full of interesting tweets about how #Shirbert (Anne&Gilbert’s ship name) had started to tweet to each other. Or rather, Anne had tweeted to Gilbert first (she has been mostly ignoring him after the ‘carrots’ incident). So now the Fabler fandom is eagerly awaiting for the video, which will reveal the meaning of those cryptic tweets (even though having read the books might give it away πŸ˜‰ ). Eagerly awaiting and at the same time sad.

The first book of the series, Anne of Green Gables, is coming to an end and it’s the natural place to end the season. But with no news yet of when we might expect the next one, and no information about how active the characters will be on social media during the hiatus, it is sad to see this one end.

The episode comes out in my time zone usually at midnight. Sometimes they are a bit late, but here’s hoping I don’t have to wait for too long. Because of course it means also that I have to talk the whole thing over with other Fablers (and Josie Pye and Ruby Gillis, naturally) on Twitter afterwards for a couple of hours.

How did these series take over my life? How aren’t more people obsessed with them?

I will leave you with these questions and go see The Theory of Everything with my dad now.

How did I end up here?

I started this blog because one of the things that I like most at the moment are literary web series.

Another reason for starting this blog was that I could not sleep. I have medication for that now, but it hasn’t driven away my love for web series, thank Google.

I am a Finnish, soon 32-year-old woman, who is a bank advisor, and wants to be a writer, or rather a published author, because I already am a writer. To be a writer you just have to write, in my opinion.

I have had a couple of tough years health- and lifewise and I feel one thing that has been constant in my life is my love for web series and the community they bring with them. Especially literary web series, which, if you are new to the subject matter, are based on classic public domain literature. I have started to stray to new directions as well, because it seems like literary web series creators are weaving a web of their own, directing me to independent web series as well. Though at the moment it feels like these series pop up here and there and everywhere, the creators are finding each other and crossing borders. Just last Autumn Anne Shirley and Cecily Cardew forged a friendship over Tumblr πŸ™‚ As a lover of classic literature (I read anything really) this brings joy to my soul.

One of the main things I love about literary web series is how female dominant they are. There are only a few literary web series which have male characters who initiate the series. It feels like this is the corner of YouTube where you can watch and enjoy feminism flourish. In a modern world, the male characters are not forgiven just because they can provide financial security to the female character. It’s the best kind of retelling of classics.

In my blog I want to ponder the aspects of the web series, and if I am successful, I will get more people interested in literary web series. It’s really just a place where I open my thoughts in textual form.

I would like to do a bit of research for the blog, since it is pretty easy to contact literary web series creators. I have many questions about the production, casting and financing aspects of the series, which I wish I get to address at some point and blog about as well.

So I guess this blogging is some sort of visible reminder and prompt to actually start contacting people about these things and finding out how to make a literary web series… Maybe I want to make one myself!! Maybe I’ll find out!

If you have read my blog before and wonder why I’m suddenly introducing myself, I am taking part in The Daily Post‘s Blogging 101 course, so expect active blogging this month!