As with most people born in the same time frame as myself, the first time I started a blog was in high school. I detailed everything from my daily life and was ecstatic when I was invited to Livejournal – yes back then you needed an invite to Livejournal to make your own blog. No piece of my day was unimportant, especially those that involved my experiences with boys or my overly emotional reactions. Soon I moved on to Blogger, which I had thought was an upgrade of sorts, and educated myself on themes and code; ways that I could further showcase my unique identity on the internet. My group of friends and I had linked accounts where we could all communicate with each other, and built Nexopia and Myspace accounts to keep up on what was going on outside of school. Seems silly now really… I didn’t even know what Facebook was until my final year of high school and even then blogging was still a huge part of my life though it had evolved again.
By the time I was half way through high school I had almost ceased blogging all together. I had gotten in trouble for a cynical blog post I created as a sort of eulogy for my brother’s death – of course he had not died yet which made it all more troubling for my parents. Rest assured my brother is still very much alive and we get along quite swimmingly now and talk about my satirical post and which parts of it ended up being truth, though we didn’t know it at the time. Halfway through high school I had also discovered vlogging through Youtube on my channel ScrtSolstice. Most of the old posts are now removed or moved to VlogofZOdd, but it was yet another creative outlet for me to express myself.
Soon it was more than just blogging and vlogging, and my interests had shifted to creating further accounts for Social Media, creating an online presence which is now The Power of Mess: creative content in both the real and virtual worlds. Eventually this has now lead to the creation of this site, a web hub for all things creative. Though I do not mean for this to solely be a blog, it will undoubtedly have that presence as well – whether through reviews, showcase posts, tutorials, or just plain personal blogs. So you’ve been forewarned – this is the site you are looking for, you just may not have expected this much.