Apparently as of 7 PM my local time, it’s my third anniversary out here at Mike’s Take On The Movies.
It all started quite innocently when Kristina of Speakeasy kept nudging me to start a site as she felt I had plenty to offer and say about films. In reality she created her very own Frankenstein Monster.
I went back to have a look at my first offering which at the time was more of an excuse to try the software. Have a look and see what little I had to say upon my first attempt at spotlighting a feature film.
I have no idea what constitutes a successful on line endeavor as this isn’t done for money though free movies are always welcome from any companies looking to offer them for review. If that sounds like a hint, it is. Just recently I hit my 100,000 view which I admit to taking pride in. The site has been a wonderful extension of my film/memorabilia collecting hobby and it’s enjoyable to share. I even made it to the TCM Fest in Hollywood in April of this year as a member of the media, thanks in part to starting this blog.
For those curious enough, there are 1093 posts prior to this one so I’ve averaged one a day and it’s become part of my daily routine though I admit to slacking off a bit lately and that’s mainly due to a slight change in the workplace where I’ve been happily employed for 20 years this coming April. It’s been a really good year both at work and personally. The only set back was losing my “best friend” of ten years. I still miss him.
Maybe best of all since starting this site up is getting to know other film buffs and historians on line so thank you all for taking the time to welcome me out here and frequent my “take” of the day and voicing your opinions and recommendations which I whole heartedly welcome.
For those of you who visit quietly, thank you very much and in the future, please feel free to pipe in with a comment.
Hopefully I’ve inspired someone out there to look into some forgotten gem or seek out the movies of a film star of the past. I’ve always tried to keep things light and look to the positive side of most all the films I’ve featured even if I wasn’t overly impressed. In those cases I think I’ve generally tried to poke fun at them. Try this one on for size. and do come visit me again.
Congrats! And so sorry again about the loss about the loss of your big slobbery furry pal.
Thanks a bunch for stopping in regularly and the kind words about Old Sam.
Congratulations Mike and Thank You Kristina – a class act all around.
Thanks a bunch George. See you around I’m sure. Have a nice holiday season.
Happy 3rd, sir! I got you an earwig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf8ZAMRO1DU
Priceless, how did you know the Flintstones still rock in my home? Was it my frequent Stony Curtis comments? Thanks a bunch.
Hey, I’ve said we’re related, so this is more proof!
Congrats on the anniversary, Mike…I’ve enjoyed hanging out with you and your site for the past few years! Always nice to find someone who enjoys films from the ’70s and ’80s, and sharing stories about them. The fact that you can watch a movie a night, and post something every day, has me jealous from head to toe. Keep up the good work!
There were some frantic rushes at some points over the 3 years to get something done and that’s how the Galleries of posters evolved though now I add more than the pics and they take me just as long. Still, it’s all fun though. About time for a “live” take once again,
Well done, and still going strong !
Love that phrase ,’visit quietly’.
Thanks a bunch. It seemed to fit but I do wish they’d speak up just a bit. 🙂
Congratulations on the blogiversary, Mike, it’s always an entertaining and informative read and a pleasure to visit. Well done & keep it up.
Hi Colin. Thanks a bunch and as always I enjoy your input as well as the westerns you like to focus on yourself.
Congratulations Mike! I am one of those silent readers! I thoroughly enjoy your posts as I am a cinephile as well! Need to get together again soon! Merry Christmas!
Thanks for speaking up and letting me know you are a regular reader. Always welcome and appreciated. 🙂
Happy 3rd Anniversary! You’ve built an impressive site with a lot of movie gems.
And I’m sorry to hear about your furry pal. 😦 He looks like he had a wonderful personality.
Thanks a bunch. It’s been a whole lot of fun building it up. Sam was the best example of mans best friend. Never had a leash on him the last 4 or 5 years of his 10 year run.