Okay everyone, this is my 4 year bloggiversary.
I want to thank all of you, my followers, for keeping me going. It’s your likes, your comments, and your input that make this interesting. It’s your posts that I find interesting, it’s how different bloggers see things their own way. I see different opinions about the same film or book as a good thing. How boring life would be if we all had the same opinions about everything.
Most of all, I like content. Other social platforms are self absorbed–the person is the content. It’s dirty laundry and braggarts that drive these other platforms. On a blog it’s different. Bloggers have to write, use their own creativity to share an opinion in a thought-provoking manner and creative way.
I am not the content. My life is not that interesting. Having lunch at Applebee’s is NOT interesting content for me, and it shouldn’t be for you. Facebook, which I had joined earlier this year, is filled with personal pics of people doing mundane tasks and waiting for likes as if they have done something special. So I prefer blogs to other social platforms.
I also understand what I do here is more like an entertainment review site and not an actual blog. It’s not really the original purpose or format of a true blog. I’m not tracking my progress on a project or mission. When I think of a true blog, Captain Kirk comes to mind.
My blogging update
I’m currently getting between 850 – 1250 hits a day.
All time, I have 404 thousand hits , that’s 100 thousand hits per year average.
But in reality, it is like a 2k the first year, 10k the second year, 100k the third year, and 350k (+) the 4th year.
Most of the hits are for the older movies I review. I don’t get a lot of hits for new films I review. The posts that get the most hits are ones that you can’t find much anywhere else. My Halloween free flash fiction post was a big hit this year and I intend to do it every year. It seems people are more inclined to read a good horror story around Halloween. I also get a good amount of hits on my Strange But True subjects.
I don’t accept any freebees from companies, studios, authors, etc. I buy what I want and review it with no strings attached. I don’t feel any obligation to review anything and even worse, don’t feel the need to review something because I will be pulled from a studio’s mailing list and not get freebees in the future. So, everything you read here is truthfully how I feel with no influence from the source. I think that is a good thing.
I want to give a shout out to my recent Top Commenters:
I am glad that my work is sometimes acknowledged.
Some of my giant monster film reviews are linked to from Kaiju.wikidot.com
And the wikipedia page for Thomas Ligotti’s Teatro Grottesco has a quote from my review on it.
It’s small things that mean a great deal to me.
Anyway, thanks for tuning in, reading and exchanging ideas and opinions. Hope to continue doing this little blog for the foreseeable future.