This ragtag blog has been around in various forms for more than six years. During this time, I’ve written about all sorts of things, from rants to running to weddings to food to grad school. What else I can’t remember. Feel free to dig back (if you dare).
If you do look back, I think you’ll notice the one constant theme is my love for theatre — specifically theatre in Chicago. And, as this was primarily a personal blog not too long ago, I wrote on it rather informally. I simply wanted to document what I felt about various shows I’d seen. I didn’t really care who read it. A few times I’ve made the grievous error of blogging after seeing a preview performance. I didn’t know they were previews or really that anyone would care what I had to say about it. If I saw something that stimulated my interest, I wrote about it.
Over a year ago, I decided to transition this blog into something more specific. And it was clear to me that Chicago theatre was the route it would take. And now, I’m invited to review shows and be at press nights with the fancy theatre folk. It’s both exciting and intimidating. A little strange, too. And, as a result, my blog has moved from a personal hobby to something much more public.
I’ve learned a lot over this time.
So, what I’m trying to say is I’m going to continue to focus on being an honest, full-blooded fan of Chicago theatre, and will do my best to write about it in a candid and respectful way. I don’t claim to be a professional — I’m just a blogger with an opinion and a passion. I know where I stand in the scheme of things. However, I take pride in my writing, and want to always improve and challenge myself. I deeply respect the theatre and those who do professionally write about it, and I’m learning as I go.
And finally: thank you for reading!