hmm...10,000 views in under year. Pretty exciting, and worth a head scratch or two.
First, I'm thankful to anyone who is reading this. In all honesty, when I quit the LSU Daily Reveille, my professor told me to keep writing somehow, and continue to get better and never lose what skills, if any, I had learned over the years.
Back in March of last year, Adrian had asked me to continue writing reviews after my first one, and through conversation, this blog started up. At first, it was just a place to post older articles I had done with the Daily Reveille, and then it turned into a weekly industry blog that has now spawned a Late Night Thoughts column-- this is usually when I'm sitting in bed, reflecting on some sort of entertainment because whatever is on Adult Swim is not keeping my attention enough.
While I admit, I'm not an avid forum runner, I don'tread EVERY blogonthesite and I primarily stick to reading reviews, interviews and front page news, this site gave me an opportunity that I probably would not have had being stuck down here in the swamps. By means of this blog and review contributions, I was able to write for another site for a short while, have interviews with some of my favorite artists, which in turn gave me a foot in the door with quite a few networks-- AND-- has in turn helped me in my book project, in the works at this time.
Secondly, not to get sappy on this blog here (let's face facts, anyone can start one, and I encourage whoever to go for it), but the idea of the blog has always been about growing a larger marketplace of ideas in a digital age. While we may not agree with half the things we read, and sometimes go back on those we write, blogs have opened up a forum that will either crash our minds quicker than a magnet across a computer with information, or enlighten us with a grander globalization of thought and discussion.
Thanks to anyone who reads this. Thank you Adrian for giving me a heads up. Thank you Jason for creating said marketplace. Fuck you Anton, because of the Gothzilla post last night, I lost 8 or so minutes of my life on YouTube watching them all.