The story of the name of my blog is a strange one.
I’m a huge fan of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (can you tell?!) and I knew I wanted my blog to reflect that. I’d already chosen Eowyn as my online name because she’s such a strong character – my favorite girl in the entire trilogy – but I knew that picking a blog name was going to be harder.
I chose ‘inklings’ first because that’s the name of the club formed by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and a few of their writing friends explicitly for the purpose of talking about the things they were writing. To quote Warren Lewis, Jack’s brother, “Properly speaking, the Inklings was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both. There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections.” And that’s what I wanted here – no rules or agendas. Exactly what I want to say, whenever I want to say it. 🙂
As far as the ‘press’ part goes, my dad actually suggested it. I thought later that it was a good word because it described a little of what I wanted to do on my blog – share some of my writing. And that’s what I hope to do, because writing is my passion!
Hope you enjoy reading my blog!