A year ago today on the 9th December 2012 I sat in my dining room and wrote my first rambling review of one of my all time favourites, Predator. I honestly wasn’t expecting much to come from it, and certainly didn’t think I would still be reviewing a whole year later. Yet here I am, still going! Pat on the back for me!!
Quite a lot has changed since that fateful day when I decided on a whim to create a film review blog. I was promoted at work, I started a Masters degree part time, I did a stint writing reviews for a digital magazine, my hair changed from red to brown to blonde, and sadly my relationship of almost 2 years came to an end (but we are still close friends never fear!). That’s the personal stuff, in the wonderful world of WordPress, I wrote 79 posts (80 including this one), gained 195 fellow blog subscribers, 398 twitter followers and 22,411 views of my little site (and counting). Now, to the established blogger I am sure this sounds quite pitiful, but for me this is a huge accomplishment!
Although I set out with great enthusiasm and the plan to blog at least once a week, to include reviews of every film I see in or out of the cinema as well as create features and maybe even the odd competition as I have seen work on so many other fantastic blogs…. this was never realised. Instead, I have kept it low key and my reviews have become shorter with much larger gaps of silence in between. I am still watching films on a regular basis, but life gets in the way and so my little blog will remain little. A personal expression of films I want to write about, when I want to write about them, and I appreciate those who stick around for my inconsistencies more than you can imagine.
So a new year, a new face, time to change that avatar picture and admit I am a blonde (until I get bored and change it again). Here’s to you guys, the wonderful people who read my posts and still don’t leave me 🙂 You’re the best!!