About My Blog

My blog consists of my musings on writing, both as an Academic and in a creative way, and things in my life which I feel noteworthy enough to write down. The name comes from my first ever foray into online social networking, my old Myspace page. It asked me to name my page stating that I'd be stuck with it for life, so I trawled the net looking for somthing to put in other than my full name, which was already taken. I found a list of potential band names and Barbie Ruined My Life was one of them. When I discovered that most of my friends were actaully on Facebook, and that it was a slightly more grown up site, I closed my Myspace account. The name seemed too good to waste though. Barbie was a large part of my childhood. My sister and I had loads of them and we played with them together.

I do my best to keep up with my blogging schedule, but if I haven't posted in a while and you're missing me (ha!) feel free to drop me an email at barbieruinedmylife[at]gmail[dot]com.

In my first ever blog on 11 Feb 2010 I said:
I'm determined to resurrect my fictional writing dream, long since resigned to the bottom drawer while I try to do stuff which might actually support me and any future family. So to facilitate this resurrection, I now have two beautiful new notebooks, purchased from Paperchase in London, and a blog. The theory is that by forcing myself to write something on a regular basis which other people will read, I’ll remember how to write unselfconsciously.
I'm still pretty determined, but the academic writing is taking priority for the moment and the paid job has to come in a close second, so for now my blog is pretty much just my random musings. I hope you enjoy it anyway. As with the first blog post, I still find it hard to believe that anyone is actually reading what I write (despite all of my lovely follwers). Because of this I write to no-one in particular, I write to the void with a nod to my Mum and our favourite film:
So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. (Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail)

Goodnight, dear void
Kar x