What’s a Log-Line, and Why Should You Care?

Have you noticed that this blog has a subtitle? It’s “Fantasy, fires, and flailing.”

“Fantasy” because I’m a fantasy writer and I like to talk about works of fantasy, “fires” for personal reasons and, well, because I’ve been known to accidentally set small ones (or accidentally put out big ones), and “flailing” because I do tend to flail.

That, if you think about it, tells you quite a bit about me and about this blog. Without it, you have no cue telling you what to expect. If you just wandered onto this blog by, say, following a WordPress tag, you would have no idea who I am, what I’m talking about, or why you should care.

In fact, I still haven’t told you why you should care, have I?

Well, you should care because I’m opening it up to you, dear readers.

Am I a ginger housecat or a mountain lion? Who can say? Image via ICanHasCheezburger.com

It’s no easy task to define yourself in less than a sentence: sometimes others can see us more clearly than we ourselves. I’m taking a social media and blogging class taught by the lovely Kristen Lamb. One of our assignments for this class was to list 100 words about ourselves to help us find our focus, and to help Kristen, at the end of our class, develop a log-line for us.

Here are Kristen’s suggestions for me:
Kristin McFarland’s Blog–Between the Shadows
Kristin McFarland’s Blog–Soul Seasons
Kristin McFarland’s Blog–Before the Dawn
Kristin McFarland’s Blog–Beneath a Mandarin Sky
Kristin McFarland’s Blog–Lost in Paradise

I have to confess, I wasn’t too thrilled with most of these. (Sorry, Kristen.) None of these log-lines capture the whimsy and occasional goofiness you see on this blog. (Nor, perhaps, does the dreamy-looking appearance, but that’s an entirely different issue.)

This is where you come in. How would you subtitle me?

Feel free to discuss or make (serious) suggestions in the comments! It’s your turn to help me. *wink wink nudge nudge*