Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Testing, testing

Good evening. My name's Anthony Hogg and this is the first entry of my new blog, The vampirologist. Until recently, I was the author of Diary of an amateur vampirologist. The 'amateur' tag was a self-imposed albatross 'round my neck, which left me wanting to branch out into something a little more...professional.

That's where this blog comes in.

Sure, it'll feature news snippets, random thoughts, interviews, things that've caught my attention, stuff I've bought—just as the 'old' one did—but it'll also give precedence to scholarly subjects (I hope).

I've also gone for a design far more 'streamlined' than my last effort. Not too many distractions in the background. No more bolding the entry's opening. That was a pain in the ass to do for every subsequent entry, let me tell you. I like the Wikipediaish look of this template and, to be honest, it's one of the factors that lead to the creation of this blog.

Incidentally, this blog doesn't 'invalidate' my other one. There's a lot of good stuff on there, including the first (print) article I've ever written. I'm still proud of it. So, I'm not closing that blog because I'm ashamed of its content; far from it. Think of this as the latest 'phase' in my 'evolution'.

My long-term ambition is to write my own books on vampires, which is why I spend so much time researching them. If you want to know how I got into this 'trade', check out my contribution to VampChix. If you're interested in being a vampirologist, yourself, I've got some tips for you.

So, sit back, relax, enjoy and if you were a reader or follower of Diary of an amateur vampirologist, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of this one, too.

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