Introducing Body Preservation: health & well-being for lovers of things dark, gothic, eerie and paranormal.Posted: September 9, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized 12 Comments
[Body Preservation link-pic pending.]
I was taken aback when the realization first burrowed into my conscious mind, but I’ve come to accept the unsettling truth: The Paranormalist is — deep breath — a lifestyle blog … albeit a peculiar one.
I’m not sure how it happened.
By the time I posted a recipe for iced coffee concentrate, I suppose I knew what was going on, even if I couldn’t yet admit it.
Perhaps it started with the introduction paragraphs I wrote for Courting Creepy. Or, maybe, it began earlier, with the New Year, when I wrote 9 organizational tools to improve your productivity and support your resolutions. But no. By then I’d already created WriMoProg …
Oh, hell. The truth is, this need to address subjects not normally found within a paranormal-themed blog goes back to the day I drafted its tagline. All along, I’ve wanted to help folks create, maintain, and enjoy a lifestyle that honors personality traits, characteristics and quirks that come along with those tagline topics:
- Finessing bipolarity. (And other psychological conditions.)
- Writing horror. (Or any relentless drive to create, whether that be expressed through writing or another art form.)
- Chasing ghosts. (Having an abiding interest in all things ghostly, paranormal, dark, gothic, and, yes, creepy.)
No matter when the desire took root; the time has come for me to stop fighting this long-simmering urge to grow: I’m expanding the blog to include articles about food, fitness, personal style, relationships, and productivity – all specially twisted to meet the needs of horror fans and dark artists.
Such posts will then be gathered into a soon to be opened section of the blog: Body Preservation.
Of course I will continue to write about more traditional paranormal and horror-related subjects, including Halloween. (And these posts will be archived in their proper places.)
In the next few weeks there will be a distinct (and temporary) increase in my posting frequency. I’m already gearing up for Halloween on Thursdays with the (rather elaborate) Halloween Countdown posts. (And, yes, there will be a give-away – thanks to some generous Etsy artists.) At the same time, I’m revising and redefining Courting Creepy, which is about to expand beyond movie recommendation lists. (Hint: I can read too.) And now there will be foundational posts for Body Preservation.
Please enjoy the ride.
Amusement Ride Safety
- Use judgment. Do not get on a ride that looks unsafe.
- Do not get on a ride if the operator appears to be unknowledgeable or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- An adult should accompany young children.
- Make sure you meet the height, weight and medical specifications of the ride.
- Check that restraints are secure and in place.
- Keep your head, hands, arms, legs, and feet inside the ride at all times. Do not stand up or exit a ride while it is in motion.
- Watch your step when entering or exiting a ride.
- Hold on to the handrails when exiting a ride.
- Do not engage in rowdiness or excessive play.
I’ll be here following along with you and counting down to Halloween. And don’t forget – you’re never off track if you’re still moving forward!
There’s a track?
I think it is the bane of every blogger – we start out with a theme and realize “wait, I want to talk about other stuff too -” I started a second blog, but maybe you have the right idea…just write.
Thank God everything I do and think is colored by my love for paranormal horror. Thanks to the blurry edges of the genre, I can do anything.
Now we’ll see if I can do it successfully.
OMG..your going to share decorating tips and Recipes… The horror, the inhumanity…. Hang on a second. You can claim the Martha Stewart of Halloween title. that places it right into Horror again. Never mind carry on, good job LOL
You make me laugh, Jokelly.
I think Martha has a firm grasp on that title already. (Ever seen one of her Halloween magazine issues? Brilliant.) But she’s too perfect and she works too hard. Besides, I don’t ever want to get into it with her, she scares me.
Holy Wow! Seat belts! There are so many things I want to do with my blog, following much of your inspiration, but I’d have to quit or get fired from my job to do it. 🙂 Good luck to you! I’m excited!
Last night I was doing some restorative yoga and thinking, “Oh, hell. What have I done?” We’ll see if this works out.
I applaud your willingness to diversify. Like Raymond said, many a blogger has encountered this same “problem.” I’m kind of the opposite: I wanted to tighten things up a little and make my blog more Portland-centric, but that’s challenging given my penchant for writing about anything and everything. Regardless, best of luck to you, and I’m definitely along for the ride!
I would miss your tangents, I think. Still, with source material like this: http://cheezburger.com/54511617
I have to think there’s plenty to write about Portland.
Hi Renae! I just wanted to tell you that I hope to stick around for a while, and see what all you have brewing. And by the way, I, too, have been having thoughts of expanding/adding to my site. And I, too, didn’t know if it was something that could work. In the end, well, I just want to keep busy and get my thoughts out there.
Good luck to you, Amiga. And here we go! 🙂
Thanks, Virginia. It’s comforting to know that other bloggers go through the same phases, isn’t it? I kind of think that as long as one writes about what one loves, it will all work out. Good luck to you too.