If you've checked my meager list of Blogs I Read, you'll notice slmka's LSO. This is an example of what I call the Travel-Adventure Doll blog, where the author takes a doll and camera around on their various journeys and records things from the doll's perspective. A variation is where the doll is the supposed author of the blog as well as the star.
I've tried this type of blogging a few times over the years and in a few different formats (Blogger, Live Journal, Facebook, Twitter) but I've never been able to make it work. Even back in the days before I became a father, it was difficult for me to generate enough photos and constantly write in the voice of a fictional character. Honestly, I'm a boring person, I live in Podunk and I never go anywhere interesting. When my in-laws lived a few hours away, my wife and I would travel to visit them a few times a year but again, that never generated much in the way travel content. I even tried to blog about it from a doll's eye POV and it was mind-numbing.
Now, we travel a lot less, we already have a toddler and a new baby is joining the family shortly. I still live in Podunk and do even less of the nothing I used to do. So why not do yet another doll travel-adventure blog? Because, I have so much time and do so much interesting stuff.
Yeah, like the title says, I'm crazy.
But I keep looking at this collection of dolls and action figures and begin thinking "Hey, a doll travel-adventure blog...." Possibly resurrect an existing character or even start over with a new character. And haul around a doll and camera... and a tripod, oh and two small kids. Then write about it all from the doll's POV.
Yep, I have lost my mind!