Thursday, June 29, 2006

Centennial

Earlier this week, when I popped onto Blogger to write something about Oprah, or a Backstreet kid or some other sort of nonsense, I saw on Dashboard the number "99." My next post--this one, in fact--would be number 100.

Compared to some of the folks on my "Blogs I Like To Read" list, 100 posts ain't that many. Some have been writing for several years; others have just been quite prolific in a shorter period of time. For me, however--a guy who used to write a political and issues-driven blog that my best friends and family refused to read (even when I begged them)-- 100 posts is a real milestone.

Milestones are checkpoints, places to pause for a brief second and gauge the road ahead. Will I be able to write as honestly as him? Can I be as genuine and authentic as they seem to be? When the hell will the words and phrases flow more fluidly, like they seem to do for him and her. Will my dry humor come off correctly in type, like it seems to do so easily here? And here.

So, it's with sincere appreciation that I thank those of you who pop onto The Film Geek frequently, and those who take the time to comment about something I've posted. I've learned a lot, and laughed a lot. I've been inspired. Mostly, though, I've enjoyed making the new connections and relationships that have occurred because of this strange, narcissistic cyber journal.

Now, gotta go find me some Oprah news...

13 comments:

Wabi-Sabi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. You have got a great blog going in less than 6 months. That's impressively geeky (which is a good thing).

Happy Superman week too!

jedi jawa said...

Happy 100! Now maybe you should celebrate by going out and seeing "Superman Returns" or buying yourself some office supplies. :-)

Good job on coming up with topics that people want to read and comment about. You've shown me that the blogosphere can be a fun place and you've helped drag me in. Thanks!

Hoyt said...

Way to go on 100 posts! Before you know it, you'll be celebrating your first bloggiversary.

Thanks for sharing your opinions here, especially the ones on flicks. Your reviews put Ebert's to shame.

Off Route 75 said...

I can honestly say I enjoy coming over here and seeing what's new. Besides, it's your fault I came to blogger in the first place! ;)

Happy 100, and may there be many, many more!

Anonymous said...

Wow, 100 already! I am new to this whole "blog" thing, I do from time to time pop in just to see what is on your mind. Keep on typing! Your views and reviews are very interesting to read!

Kelly said...

Congrats...I'm sure if your mother was still alive she would be proud of you!

Jackie Lantern said...

Thanks for the props. My team of writers will appreciate that, if I decide to tell them.

IMO writing about movies is difficult, but you make it seem easy. Keep up the good work!

(I'm still waiting for your take on "Green Street Hooligans")

primalscreamx said...

Congrats. From the title, I thought for a second there that you'd gone back and reviewed the television miniseries. That, would have been an undertaking of no small investment of time and patience.
Anyway, I appreciate the shout out and dig your voice.

The Film Geek said...

Thanks folks.

If I wasn't clear in the post, what I was really trying to do was thank you...each of you. For your comments, your inspiration and how you've kept me entertained and made me think.

Hey Anonymous, please keep coming back. And I'd love to check out your blog sometime.

Kelly said...

Yes, I am very inspiring. You are so welcome!

jedi jawa said...

Hey Film Geek. What was your other blog before you started this one? I have an idea but don't have a way to email you to ask you about it. How about shooting me an email from my blog page and we'll chat. Feel free to delete this comment.

Cara said...

Kelly is right. Your mother, God rest her soul, would be very proud. You are an inspiration to us all.

The Film Geek said...

Jedi, I'm sure you never heard of it...sadly. It was WV Foothills. Too topic specific, too narrow in focus. And too liberal for most folks I knew.