Earlier this week WordPress notified me that it’s been 2 years since I started writing this blog. I have to say I’m both quite happy and a little surprised that I’ve managed to keep up regularly posting on here. I had been thinking of starting a blog for some time and finally actually got around to it in the first half of 2012. At the time I thought I’d end up writing about several things I was interested in, and indeed some of my earlier posts related more frequently to music or comics, I even started a few personal ones but never published them. Honestly, I soon realised I didn’t have a great deal of interest in writing a personal blog. Also, after a year or so this essentially became purely about films. I have no problem with that, cinema is my primary interest, I don’t keep up with music, books, comics or other media anywhere near as much, and I find writing album or book reviews considerably more challenging than film ones.
Where to from here then? Well I’m certainly going to stick with it, however it also brought my attention to the fact that my blog hasn’t ever actually had a name or an ‘about section’. I’ll get on them sharpish though thinking of a name is one of those things I can just never get right. I’ll likely end up with something completely unimaginative like ‘Richard’s Movie Blog’ or something, but it’s better than nothing. Web design is also not my forte, and I might look for a new theme soon. I’ve more-or-less stuck to my aims of writing 2 posts a week without any insubstantial filler ones. I’d love to write more but often just don’t have the time. I’ve got plans for a few bigger articles for the coming months, along with a ‘themed week’ or two and hopefully a cross-blog type thing with one of my friends and fellow film writers. I’m also going to try a few more of my ‘lesser seen’ articles but those films are often hard to track down.
Anyway, I know I don’t get a great deal of hits, likes or comments here but every one of them means a lot, and makes me glad to keep writing.