October 15, 2010

#100: I'm Still At It

Next month I will have been writing on this site for 2 years.  When I started I had no clue how long it would last, but it seems to have stuck. I wasn't sure I would ever hit 100 posts.  I haven't always been perfect at keeping it updated regularly, but I've done my best. I really enjoy it. I hope my writing has improved since the beginning.  I'd like to think I am watching movies with a more open mind. I hope I'm able to see and think about things I would have missed before.  I don't always do a great job getting my thoughts down into words, but I would like to continue to make the attempt.

My posting to this site will no doubt face it's largest challenge this coming January when me and my wife welcome our daughter into the world.  I have every intention to keep watching and writing about movies, but in reality I have no clue if I will be able to. It will be sad if I stop, but there have been greater tragedies.  

I sometimes feel that I am growing bored of the format this blog has taken.  I never intended to only write pseudo movie reviews.  I hoped to include posts about film in general, but I find it difficult to get enough inspiration or time to do anything but lay out a few thoughts on the most recent movie I've seen.  

I love watching movies and listening/reading about how others interpret film.  Ironically, I have very little desire to read a bunch of formulaic movie reviews written by amateur bloggers.  Still, I somehow feel the need to join the masses of ineloquent writers blathering about film on the internet.  Even ones that are written well are difficult to read all the way through.  I would like to think I have several readers who look forward to my posts each week.  I realize that at best I have a few people who might skim over what I have written to see if liked and/or hated a film that they have seen, or are thinking about seeing.  I try to keep my posts fairly short.  Even so, my poor word economy and lack of punch probably make my reviews just as hard to read as everything else out there.  I just want you all to know I realize exactly where I stand, but I am going to keep pumping out this crap anyway.  

As always, your comments are very much appreciated.  I don't get a ton, but its like Christmas morning every time I do.  If you have twitter and you aren't following me already, there is little chance you have made it this far in this post.  If by some miracle you have made it this far, then you must follow me @pretendcritic. Send me a message every now and again.  If you don't have twitter, become a fan of my facebook page.  It works just as well for networking socially and everybody has facebook, so there's no excuse.  Thanks again for reading and helping me feed my little hobby.  Stay funky. 


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