Saturday, March 31, 2012
I Did It!!!
Although the weather where I live isn't yet warm and sunny the way I like it, the calendar assures me it is now spring. With the long month of March in its final day, winter 2011/2012 is really a thing of the past; while it is always an accomplishment for me to get through the gray, gloomy months of my least favorite season, this year, I have cause to celebrate for another reason---for successfully meeting the blog challenge I set for myself back in November.
Some of you may remember that it was on November 9th that I shared with my blog readers my intention to challenge myself by writing a movie review here at They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To every single day all winter long. Having to do something which required creativity, thought, and discipline was my way of focusing on something other than how much I hate cold, wind, snow, and barren trees. Writing every day gave me a chance to keep my creative juices flowing at a time when they are normally at an all-time low.
So, here we are at the end of March, and I have to report that I was very successful with my endeavor. November saw me exceeding the goal (with 33 posts); December, January, February, and March each found me between 1 and 3 posts away from having a post every single day. Despite being a bit short most of the months, I am beyond satisfied with how I met the challenge. In fact, I loved doing it so much that I intend to keep it up...a movie review every day of the year...or at least as near to every day as I can. Don't worry, you don't have to read them on a daily basis (I know how busy we all are); with my "films reviewed" page, you can look at my blog somewhat like an online classic movie guide. If you're wondering about a certain movie and want to know what it's about or what my thoughts are about it, just pop by HERE and see if that film is one I've reviewed.
That said, I'm leaving next week for a trip to Florida (sunshine and warmth!!). While I have many reviews already set to post, I won't be back to my daily (or near daily) reviews for a couple of weeks.
Anyhow, my dear classic movie lovin' friends, I thank you for being faithful readers of my blog---and, thus, supporters of an endeavor which really kept me sane during the always-long winter!