Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thank You

I know, it goes against the core principles of real blogging: Being concerned with what others think of your blog, and what you write.

But I ain't no real blogger, and I never much followed the rules. Rules about things like blogging were established by people much cooler and in the know that I'll ever be.

The truth is, I am interested in what other people think of The Film Geek. I like hearing from people regarding my comments on movies, and how many of those movies (Basic Instinct 2 being an exception) have effected me in some way. And besides, I do need a place to store my rants about Oprah.

Please! Make it stop!

Yep, I write The Film Geek because I really do enjoy the people who stop by. It may sound cheesy, but I appreciate the folks who are regular visitors, and I get a kick out of those anonymous readers who stumble upon this site because one day they wondered what happened to Meeno Peluce.

When I first wrote a brief paragraph about the movie Elizabethtown last February, I recall being painfully aware that I didn't have an identity. I didn't have my own voice. I also was uncertain what to expect, and would not have predicted that-- one year later-- I would have written 322 posts, commented on 95 movies and developed relationships with a diverse community of bloggers.

You helped me find my voice, and you made the year really interesting.

Thank you.


Jelly-Filled said...

Happy Blogiversary, Film Geek!

Hoyt said...

Thanks for keepin' it "real" and being the "coolest," Film Geek! I really enjoy reading your posts!

(And "the rules are. . . they ain't no rules"--from "Grease," but I know Film Geek knows that).

Suzy said...

Aww Shucks. That was a sweet post! Happy one year!

Anonymous said...

The blog is the Film Geek's Valentine.

The Film Geek said...

Hey Jelly-Filled and Hoyt: I appreciate that. I stole a whole bunch of how-to-write-a-blog stuff from you two. You ARE Blogging 101!

Suzy: Thanks a bunch! And how did you know "shucks" was something I say every couple of hours, as I kick the dirt with my toe and divert my eyes?

I've enjoyed you stopping by! :)

Anonymous: Meeno Peluce is still living in LA, and is the half-sibling of Punky Brewster. And, I'll be home early, dear. :)

Jackie Lantern said...

You're welcome!
I'm glad you posted this, because I've been feeling kind of unappreciated on your blog lately. Your replies to my comments have felt kind of half-hearted, and I've picked up some hidden meanings in your recent posts that seemed to pertain to me. So it's nice to know this was all in my head, since I have a tendency to be insecure when it comes to this kind of relationship.....

Oh yeah, Happy One Year!

The Film Geek said...

Apparently, Jackie, you have some things in common with Mrs. Film Geek!

I have to admit that I have been responding more thoughtfully to other commenters, especially those mysterious outsiders who comment under the "anonymous" label. Fact is, after a year that included hundreds of responses, "Anonymous" just became more...exciting!

I'm sorry. I've been wrong. It won't happen again.

And oh, yeah...happy Valentine's Day! :)

jedi jawa said...

Good job man! Wow, a full year and you're still "keepin' it real" as the kids say. :-)

The Film Geek said...

Thanks, Jedi! Varmit. :)

JDB said...

Glad to be of service! Now that you've gone on for a year, of course, you're in for life.

Barbie Girl said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

Barbie Girl thinks the Film Geek rocks!