One year ago today, I started Cultural Learnings.
This sounds really startling when I say it aloud, but over the past month or so I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ve been doing this for an entire year. I really wish that this was falling during a less busy time of the year, because as it is I feel like I am doing this post a disservice. I should have spent a week on a retrospective post like the one I did for my three-month anniversary, before my blog became focused closer on television.
But unfortunately, a combination of work and illness has meant that all we’re getting today is a solemn and humble thank you, and a promise that at some point in time I will reward you with some sort of prize for your continued readership. But, for now, let’s settle with this.
Thank you for reading, commenting, emailing, subscribing, questioning, enjoying, criticizing, and inspiring for an entire year. If you had told me one year ago that my blog would win 2nd place in a contest held by the Nielsen Company, I would have guffawed. I loved TV, no question, but blogging about it had never been something I had really considered.
What I enjoy the most about blogging is not that people are reading my opinions, as if I require the validation of a readership. Rather, I have been inspired that people have cared about what I’ve written and have added their own opinions. My experience working with fans of Jericho hasn’t been rewarding in the sense of statistics or prestige, but rather in establishing relationships with people as fascinated by television as I am. Being able to feed and observe your passion has been an experience I did not expect to have, and something I enjoy immensely.
So, with one year behind us, it’s time to look forward to the next year (And there WILL be another year and more). I want to continue to offer content you enjoy, content I enjoy, and content which engages important issues. The Writers’ Strike is only one part of the television story – I am excited for the return of Lost and Battlestar Galactica, and of course the long anticipated return of Jericho, I could finally start blogging about Project Runway (It’ll be late, stupid Canadian broadcasting rights), and I’ll be back on the reality bandwagon with the February premiere of Survivor: Fans vs. Favourites.
Thank you to anyone who contributed to my 200,000+ Page Views, and I hope that you will continue to 200,000 more.
Keep on watchin’,