Saturday, 10 September 2011

Blog of the Week #1

So here it is, the first Blog of the Week.

I had a hard time deciding how I will decide who will be presented on blog of the week.  I thought if I chose my favourite blog every week it wouldn't be fair to some of those amazing blogs that are featured on this site.  Then I thought maybe the classic pull a name out of a hat method.  I'm going to put all the blogs on here in to a little box I have and every week pull a name out.  Or alternatively it would be really great if one of you guys emailed me an nomination.

Then I'll look at that blog and see what makes them unique, what makes that blog brilliant, and just what that blog is all about.  Then I'm going to show you.

These are the methods I will be using in the future.

This week it's different though, this week I'm going to be a little bias and I hope I will be forgiven for it.  This weeks blog was chosen simply because of the help that has been given.  She has helped me out so much to promote this site and gone out her way to email me several times.  She was the first person to join her name to The Little Blog of Blogs.  So without further delay I introduce to you, the wonderful Little Gothic Horrors.

You can find Little Gothic Horrors in the Horror section on TLBOB, with the following description:

"A dwelling place for all things delightfully dark in television, movies, books, dolls, craft, art and quotes.  Generally about the lighter, fun side of the dark side rather than hardcore gore."

Little Gothic Horrors, definitely tries to stick to the more Gothic side of horror, and tends to steer clear from the world of extreme gore.  This is what makes her site so interesting.  Instead of being splashed in the techno-gore colours that get sprayed across most horror blogs (which can be fitting to other horror blogs), she has chosen a more subtle monochrome and classic effect.  One that was adorned by horror movies of old.  Even her profile boasts an amazing black and white still of the original Morticia and Gomez Addams (the wonderful Carolyn Jones and John Astin).

So, who is the woman behind the faces of Morticia and Gomez?  Well her name is Emma, and she tells us all in her About Me section:

"Hi, my name is Emma and I've always been smitten with the supernatural and the spooky.  I have created this blog to be a dwelling place for all things delightfully dark.  My family, my cat and my friends are the centre of my universe, and a night spent at home with a DVD and a Chinese take-away is my idea of a party.  An actual party, oddly enough, is not my idea of a party."

Maybe most would expect a lengthy description of how she lives in her ancient castle and how she owns her own graveyard and loves to take walks through it at midnight (she in fact does not live in a castle or own a graveyard, at least she's never mentioned it =/), but instead you get a woman who is really easy to relate too.  Who doesn't like to just relax with a DVD sometimes?

Why should you visit Emma's Little Gothic Horrors blog?

Simple.  It's brilliant.

Tending to stay away from the Staples of "Fridays I'm in Love With" and "Outfit of Day" and it suits her just fine (don't get me wrong, I do love indulging in these types of posts on other blogs but Little Gothic Horrors just does not suit those types of posts).  Instead posts filled with "Delightfully Dark Quotes" from the likes of Boris Karloff, and "Delightfully Dark Finds" that shows her beautifully Gothic and more macabre...well, finds.  She discusses classic and cult TV shows and films as well as modern gems like Supernatural and Buffy.

In a whole, Little Gothic Horrors is an amazing site, and it is authored by someone who has succeeded in rooting themselves in classic horror stylings but isn't afraid to indulge in some of the modern too.  Any one who likes Horror this blog is perfect for you, and for those who don't please give it a try you might just fall in love.


  1. I loved it. Great post and makes me love Emma even more! Great info Cherry and a great first. I'll definitely be coming back here often!

  2. booooorilliant haha. Emma's blog is awesome and people should def check it out subscribe and comment. Also she has a Facebook fanpage too. Always great to show support to people who really are nice and do a lot for others without asking anything in return.

  3. Thank you, Cherry! You are so utterly sweet! You've already said such nice things about Little Gothic Horrors on your other blog that I feel completely spoilt getting your first Blog of the Week, too!

    And thank you Random Girl and Slowdeath for your lovely comments above. Everyone should check out their fabulous blogs: ...It's on Random, and Horror Smorgasbord.

    You have done an amazing job here, Cherry, and in such a short time, too! I hope other blogs will sign on and make this site a huge success! Don't be shy... just email Cherry with your details.

    And, of course, I do have my own Gothic castle, and a graveyard for midnight strolls. (Wink!)

  4. I've just discovered Little Gothic Horrors, and loved it from the very start--a week ago. Can't quite remember how I found it, but I did. I think she and I may be sharing the same side of a coin, or she could possibly be my lost twin at birth. Something weird like that! Anyway, Emma deserves it! Yay!

    And now I've discovered you, so, naturally I'm going to come here and visit you from time to time. So happy to have found my newest friends in the blogging community!

  5. Random Girl: Thanks! You should definately check back here, who knows it could be your win of a blog up there someday =)

    Slowdeath: Thank you too, yes Emma's blog is amazing and thank you for reminding me about the facebook page, I'm going to have to start noting them too.

    Little Gothic Horrors: You're not spoilt. Just loved lol. Thanks for the support and yes people should check out their blogs. Now shoo on and have your midnight stroll haha.

    Lorelei: You usually find the best blogs unexpectedly haha, and she does deserve it. Making friends and finding blogs is the whole point of this blog so I'm so glad that you have found us, and I'm glad to have made a new friend. Ahem...why haven't you joined. Email missy!