My, oh, my–how six months fly! Seriously, I cannot believe it’s been six months since I started Silver Screen Serenade. On June 20th, I was but a wee baby blogger introducing herself to the big ol’ world. And now? Well, now I’m really not much more than a toddler blogger (if even that), but I’d like to believe I’ve learned a thing or two.
What’s funny about this blog is that it very well may owe its existence to Man of Steel, which I consider to be the most disappointing film of the year. I’d been thinking about starting a film and TV review blog for some time, but somehow it always got put last on my to-do list. The frustration I felt from MOS was the just kick in the butt I needed to get me a-typin’. Now, for better or worse, here we are. 😉
This was originally going to be something to occupy my spare time and look nice on a resume (and I do still try to keep posts respectable for that very purpose), but it’s become so much more. I’ve found some fantastic blogs here on WordPress, yes, but I’m mainly blown away by the fantastic bloggers. I expected to meet people–I didn’t expect to make so many new friends. That’s right, YOU! You folks are wonderful. You’re brilliant, you’re creative, you’re hilarious, you’re inspirational, and you’re so much more supportive of this silly little blog than I ever expected. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. With you guys hanging around, I’m sure the next six months will be just as magnificent. 🙂
Anyway, let’s cut that out before things get mushy. As is apparently tradition among bloggers here on WordPress, I will now share with you a few fun facts/statistics/achievements associated with Silver Screen Serenade. Here goes!
Comments: 1,153 (half of which are mine, I’m sure)
The Popular Kids
Most likes: 12 Films of Christmas: Arthur Christmas
Most comments: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: a dazzling sequel
Most viewed (aside from Home page / Archives): NOOOOvember: a brewing idea (probably because of the graphic)
My Viewers Consist of…
71% American dudes and dudettes
15% British chaps and loves
1.8% Aussie mates and sheilas
1.8% Canadian folks, eh
11.4% Lovely individuals from 70+ other countires (I’m too lazy to do more individual places)
The Search Is On
Most popular search phrase: “lee thompson young commits suicide” (could I GET anymore depressing?)
Second most popular: “disappointment” (YES I CAN GET MORE DEPRESSING)
Searches that made me smile: “david tennant my doctor” (because he apparently belongs to her/him), “minions spoof boyband” (a glorious moment in Despicable Me 2), “american horror story coven too far? wtf” (“wtf” indeed), “quote from super fun night when she says she sings like a one legged angel” (definitely used that quote here…you’re welcome, random Googler), “surprise fox tiger horror movie” (because they should’ve actually shouted “Surprise!” in You’re Next)
Searches I pondered: “the old ghost lady from incideous” (almost spelled right…so close…), “living dead person” (my friend, are you familiar with the term “zombie?”), “get to him” (wait–to who?), “what is the leather jacket that michael socha wears on once upon a time in wonderland” (what is the leather jacket? …a leather jacket), “grand mother witch spook video” (…I’m sorry, why are you here exactly?), “who is the fairy of christmas future in the vill murry movie scroog” (go home, Googler…you’re drunk)
The Trophy Shelf
A lovely Liebster Award
A splendiferous Sunshine Award
A wonderful WordPress Family Award
…Plus, two awards I will do a post on ASAP (thank you, Drakulus–I promise I haven’t forgotten!) and another Sunshine Award from the brilliant Miss V, whose own 6-month blogiversary was just a few days ago. Happy blogiversary week to us!
Well, that’s enough jabbering for one post, don’t you think? Again, thank you all for being so supportive and generally awesome. I am adding my Twitter account to this sidebar business, so if you haven’t already found me on there, feel free to do so! Fair warning: most conversations with my dearest Twitter friends descend into madness. Don’t judge us. We are brilliance and severely lowbrow humor in 140 characters or less.
Any thoughts on the blog? Any type of review you’d like to see more? Any type you’d like to see less? Any type you’d like to set on fire and shove off a 100-story building into the mouth of an angry shark (I’m hoping your answer to this is “nope”)? I am always open for suggestions. 🙂