Homecoming marked the one hundredth film review posted in the journal. I have to admit that back when this project was first launched in the summer of 2010, I didn't expect it to reach that far. No, really. So many other personal projects that fell outside life's bare necessities had been given up on because of a lack of motivation or confidence. We're talking about works of writing, room re-arrangements, social clubs and countless school assignments. This blog had a few rough spots at times but here it is still actively standing after one year.
Some of the most rewarding times of my life since graduating high school had been where I had just finished watching a movie and couldn't wait to tell someone about it. Or having a friendly debate over a movie's success or failure to reach its artistic goal. I was even lucky enough to get paid to do those things for a few years. I'm a quiet introvert especially in large social settings but come to life when movies are brought up in conversation. I guess it's that same spark or whatever you want to call it that fuels this ongoing project, which has no end in sight by the way. It will continue for as long as it stays fun and I can't see that ending anytime soon.
The journal was created as a way for me to continue watching films beyond simple personal enjoyment and to also reach a new audience to share that passion with. To all readers, even if you had only skimmed through a single post, thank you for making this possible. I look forward to meeting more bloggers and having many more fun entertainment discussions.
Expect another Masters of Horror episode review as well as some past and present Walt Disney studio releases to be posted within the next few days. As for the long term future, it might be time for a re-design in order to help give the journal a more unique identity. Since I'm still a novice, I will gratefully welcome any advice from experienced bloggers on how to shake up the layout to look nicer without fear of overcompensating. I might even edit some of the older posts to help them match up with the current font patterns and stuff like that. Any other questions, comments or advice for improvement are all welcome here at any time.
Thank you again. Wishing everyone a nice weekend.