Uh… hi. [edges nervously into blog spotlight thingy]
This is actually my first time blogging, so it’s hard to know where to begin. My job is made doubly difficult by the thought of all your stunned gasps of disbelief. “But she’s a teenager! How can she not have a blog?” is an exclamation that I am sure will feature.
Well, here I am, living proof that a non techno-savvy teen is not necessarily a contradiction in terms. I can truthfully say that I do not keep a blog: furthermore my Myspace is empty of pictures, I’ve never uploaded anything onto Youtube, and my MP3 player is still in its box, gathering dust under my bed. When I was invited to pitch for Minx with my dad, Shelly [Bond] said that the line would welcome ‘a teenaged perspective’ on things. Since I am in the core demographic for Minx, it was generally assumed that I would be able to provide inside knowledge into the mind of a ‘typical’ fifteen year old girl. No luck there though, I’m afraid, as I am probably the least typical teen I know of.
But it has been a fantastic experience writing Blabbermouth all the same, despite the frequent ‘artistic differences’ that came up between me and my dad. Actually, I think ‘artistic differences’ is a slight understatement (it was more like hurling insults- and unbound galley pages- across the room at each other).
Seriously though, it’s been fun, and I’m looking forward to pitching more ideas to Minx in the future. I hope no Minx editors read this though, or I might be forced to take a crash-test in basic technology before I dare show my face in their offices again.