Celebrating 3 years of blogging on all things entertainment…
And my yearly update on this years posts and blogathons along with a wee but heartfelt thanks.
After hearing of Nuwan Sen‘s October Birthdayz Blogathon, he offered review suggestions of celebrities or alternatively posts blogs celebrating their birthdays in October. I duly added one a day on Dorian Gray (1970), Deadpool (2016) and Roger Moore. I then suddenly remembered and was then more than shocked to remember its 3 years since I started this blog.
My blog started 3 years ago on the 22nd October 2015, as my Darlin Husband – then of 3 months, but now almost 10 years together – recommended me the perfect fodder for a post. Knowing my love of films about mental health, biopics and the Brat Pack his recommendation of Love & Mercy (2014) was just perfect. Now 3 years and a bit later, my blog still chugging away.. with me gittering on all things entertainment.
So here’s those all important yearly stats…
Over the last year I’ve held a hell of a lot of blogathons with – and without – some wonderful bloggers. So a big thanks to Thoughts All Sort‘s Kat (Then and Now Blogathon), The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood’s Crystal (Robin Williams Blogathon), Return to the 80s Paul (Kurt Russell Blogathon) and Chris from Angelman’s Place (Lee Grant Blogathon), And last but not least Barry from Cinematic Catharsis (Amicus and Hammer Blogathon) for joining me in these blogathons on some great acting talent and movies and for YOU for joining you know who you are…. I’ve also run my own blogathon on Michael Caine with another coming up in December on Richard Burton. With a wee shameless plug HERE.
I’m happy to announce that both the Michael Caine and that Hammer and Amicus blogathon (with Barry) will be returning next year. Other blogathons to expect include some other great ones with one coming soon after the New Year. This with a lovely and fun blogger who in a wee clue has featured in a few of my blogathons, and has always made me laugh with her amusing posts…with a topic close to our hearts.
This year also heralded the #FFGoldblum tag on Twitter Fridays – recently renamed the #FFGroovyGoldblumers (thanks to Le from Critica Retro for the inspiring nickname; Goldblumer) And in some exciting news I’ve my article on John Garfield and Shelley Winters in the film He Ran All the Way (1951) being published in The Dark Pages publication. later this year. Also to expect this year are those long-awaited book reviews by three wonderful writers on diverse topics as Knight Rider, Transformers and Columbo.
Finally, I’ve met – via our blog comments, social media and blogathons – some wonderful fellow entertainment bloggers this year. I’d like to thank them, the continued love and support from Darlin Husband and yourselves for your support, likes and comments on my posts. I’d also like to thank those bloggers who held blogathons I entered this year for your wonderful topics in which I’ve watched some wonderful new films and TV in blogathon on topics such as Clark Gable, Time Travel and Outer Space and new films including Teacher’s Pet (1958), X, Y and Zee (1972) and The Innocents (1961). And for revisiting a few favourites in posts such as Katherine Wentworth in Dallas (1978-92), Somewhere in Time (1980) and Kindergarten Cop (1990).
So as I enter my 4th year of blogging, I look forward to adding some more lovely #FFGroovyGoldblumers (add your twitter tag and follow me if you want included and you aren’t already), some great collaborations and blogathons and watching (and rewatching) some great TV and movies…