I've finally started to make some final decisions about what my next projects are going to be for this website. I want to keep providing interesting and engaging content for everyone, so no one is left behind in their journey to ignite the story! Firstly, as you may have noticed on the home page and attached to this post, we now have a new logo! It's very exciting to have an image that represents what this website is all about. It took a long time to design because I am definitely not a graphic designer. However, I had a lot of fun giving it a go. I actually designed a few different options since I wasn't sure on the exact style. I ended up deciding on this one because it's simple but has a bit of personality (or at least I'd like to think so!).
Another reason why I went for this logo design was because it allows there to be other images alongside it that are similar. What do I mean by that? Well, that leads into the next bit of news about the website, and that is I'm going to start creating videos to be uploaded onto here as well as onto YouTube. I am in the process of organising the account and making sure I have everything sorted before I put the first couple of videos out. There are a range of ideas I have to be made into videos, but pending resources and time (uni and work) depends on how frequently I can produce this kind of content. How does this affect the logo? Well, I'm glad you asked.
I have been emphasising in a lot of previous posts about how stories are not only found in books. Stories can be told in a range of ways, through film, TV, video games, music and so on. So, if you can guess, I would like to start branching out into those areas and start reviewing, comparing and contrasting the ways stories are told through these different mediums. So, with each different format of storytelling will come a new image to correspond with that.
As you can tell, there are big changes coming for this website (including the catchphrase seen in the second image) and I am SO excited to share it with you all! Unfortunately, it's not all going to happen overnight. However, as the year progresses and we head into the future, there is a lot to look forward too!
Regarding the video content, I will begin by changing the format of my weekly updates and wrap-ups to be videos instead of text posts. However, I will still have the main points ie reviews, blog, currently reading, etc. written in conjunction with the video.
Don't worry, I'll still be reading books and reviewing them! There is not enough money in the world that would stop me reading since it is my one true love. With the plans in place, you will be given a range of new content that will come out on different days. If anything, it means more to look forward too!
Storytelling is an innate part of our lives and we all engage with stories in our own way. I want to ensure all avenues are explored and reviewed to enlighten everyone to the amazing possibilities that are available in storytelling. Also, I want to make sure everybody experiences the feeling of being enveloped into a story, whether you connect with the characters, setting or some other part of it. Books are one way of discovering this through the powerful use of words and language. So, why don't we see what it's like on the big screen, through the controller and in the beat of a song.
I'm so excited for our future. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see on here, let me know!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.