This little project of mine has been up and running for a month today and I have to say it’s been an amazing time. Although this blog has been with me since late 2009 I have never before used it, so here is some more on what you can find at A Glass of Bubbly.
In early 2010, after only a few months of belonging to now-dead troupe ‘The Glam o’ Drama Gals’, I decided to take some time out from burlesque. I had just started attending psychoanalysis and trying to juggle the mental exhaustion of four sessions per week at 45 minutes each with any kind of social life was proving to be too much for the magnum sized bottle of sparkling attitude I was supposed to be in the burlesque world of Stockholm, or in real life. I withdrew from everything, everyone and hid in my dark lair to lick my wounds in between therapy sessions.
About three months ago – and I know I’ve mentioned this is some of my scribblings – some friends of mine started a blog and I was asked to join them. We had a few months together and then, one month ago I moved over to this… Place? Space? Blog? And set about trying to make it my home. I felt I was being very realistic when I expected about 50 views per week on average, and I set myself a goal of posting at least two pieces per day (the least I have ever posted (so far) is four). I also decided to give myself free reins when it came to content. A Glass of Bubbly was to be part of me and sometimes I ramble, sometimes I dream, sometimes I just sit in awe of that which is around me. And that is what you will find here, at least so far.
A Glass of Bubbly is mostly poetry and not always good poetry either. I write what I see and feel, without much thought of stanzas or meters. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. But I still post it, to vent if nothing else. I have also been told that some of it is actually not too shabby! *smile* Some poems have a tune in my head and I call them lyrics. I can’t play instruments very well so I will never be able to transcribe the lyrics into music, but that doesn’t stop me from posting.
A Glass of Bubbly provides you with daily ‘on this day’ pieces where I’ve combined information from Wikipedia into a bite sized chunk and put my own little twist on it. Yes, you could just as well go to Wikipedia on your own, but I will keep on doing this since I find it an interesting pass-time.
A Glass of Bubbly also contains longer pieces (some would say too long) about this, that and everything. I love to write and when I have an opinion and it won’t fit into poetry sized chunks it turns into an essay.
I happen to have some rather amazingly creative friends, so some of A Glass of Bubbly pieces are presented with wonderful photos or illustrations. I always give credit to my friends for their work, and always link pictures I ‘borrow’ on-line back to the place from whence it was borrowed.
Finally, A Glass of Bubbly is a part of me. Writing is, as Paulo Coelho says, a socially acceptable way of walking around naked. If you don’t like my scribblings, my meandering musings, you do not have to read and you are of course welcome to let me know why you don’t (if you feel you have to). If you do like them, please feel free to tell me by commenting, subscribing or simply by returning.
This whole thing started out as a little project a month ago and I can’t wait to see where it goes in the next month!