Hiya, I'm Ellie. I live and work in downtown Chicago. I've been blogging since 2007, in one place or another and for varying lengths of time. I launched Elliequent in early 2012 as a personal blog, and it's since become a sort of creative playground, as well.

Some of the real life stuff I write about includes relationships, music, concerts and festivals, my friends, my opinions, occasional bouts of depression, occasional bouts of happiness, social media and the internet, atheism, love, and grief.

My more creative endeavors include flash fiction, allegorical writing, and some truly wretched poetry. I also sometimes mess around with graphics and doodling, even though I am balls at both.

(NEW: If you're brave bored enough to start from the very beginning, here is where you can find my backstory.)

I don't have comments enabled on my blog, which I understand alienates some readers; trust me though, I'm a much better and more consistent blogger without them. But I very much love hearing from readers, many of whom I consider friends from our correspondence. If you'd like to say hello, the best email to reach me is elliebaker75@gmail.com.  

Okay then! Now that I've gotten this dumb little introduction out of the way, I'd like to thank you for stopping by. Please enjoy my blog responsibly, by which I mean wait until you're wasted, then read a month's worth of posts - I'll sound much smarter that way!