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Monday, July 16, 2012

One full year of blogging

Deborah can't believe it's been year.
So, believe it or not, today marks one whole year from the day I opened up my blog - and wrote my first post!

Part of me can't believe it's been a full year already, and another part feels like I've been doing this forever. :) A lot has happened since then.

For one, I think I've gotten a little better at blogging and discovering how the interface works. For this post, I was scrolling through my earliest blogs and shaking my head because it seemed as if I barely understood anything about how blogging works. (Also, I had like zilch followers so it made my nearly daily posts all together stupider, but hey, I did have a blogging addiction.) For another, blogging has done something fabulous: it's encouraged me to branch out and check out lots of new actors. My favorite list has changed so much in the past year. Some things have been constant, and will always be (*cough cough* Lucy), but I've also discovered a lot of other fabulous people. Remember my Greer Garson epiphany? My wake up call to Deborah Kerr? And most recently, Julie Perfect Andrews? I kind of wonder if this would have happened if I didn't have this blog. Writing posts and reading other blogs have made me want to check out new people, and my followers are absolutely fantastic with recommendations and such.

Perhaps the best thing about blogging is discussing classic film with people who understand how you feel about it, and by this I mean you, followers! I'm almost ten followers away from reaching 100, which is a long way from when nobody followed me. I have also especially made great blogging pals like Bette and Natalie and we've collaborated on things and discussed movies and it's incredible to know that there are actually people my age who love old movies like I do. And there are so many awesome blogs on here to read, just look at my blogroll.

And I have gained extremely faithful commenters and silent readers as well, and it's all really fabulous. I've gotten some tag awards, I did a survey and now I'm actually doing a blogathon (a year ago I would've been like what???) and it's all so much fun.

So now I'll take the time to say it: thanks so much for following me, it really does mean a lot to me that you actually take interest in my blogs and enjoy my writing, it really does. It's incredible that you take time to leave me a comment with your opinion or encouragement, it just makes me happy that someone takes the time to do that. I love blogging, I know I'm not around as much as I used to be lately, but I do love it to bits and pieces and I especially love that you guys are there to listen to me. Yep.

Well, that's about it, I know this post was kind of short but I did want to mark this milestone on here. Here's to some more follows and many more years of blogging and all of that, okay? I'm going to be sticking around for a while, so I hope you will too.


Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

This is as pretty as I can say it: the happiest of blogiversaries to you, Rianna...for any blog to make it to one year is an accomplishment in itself!

Anonymous said...

hi Rianna
congrats on your aniversary and a great blog. love the picture of Deborah Kerr, made me smile.
all the best for future blogging.

Film Flare said...

Congrats Rianna!
You're a sweet girl with an unusual love for the classics, at your age, and a fine talent for blogging, so keep it up miss!

Dani said...

Congratulations Rianna!!
It's a pleasure to follow you and hear what you have to say, so I'm happy to know that you plan to stick around for a long time :-)

Marcela Costa :} said...

I'm really proud of you, Rianna! I love your blog and I hope I can make it this far!

Lauren Mazie said...

Dear Frankly My Dear,

I saw you had a video with a 10 minute summary of No Sad Songs for Me. I've been trying to find the name of that classical piece that plays at the end of it for some time. Do you know what it is? I think it says it in the credits of the movie. Do you have the movie? could you find out for me? I'd appreciate it. :)

Oh, and love your blog. Awesome!

Caftan Woman said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to many more anniversaries.

Rianna said...

Thank you so much; I'm glad to have been able to make it to a year!

Rianna said...

Thanks a bunch, dear. Glad you liked the Deborah picture, she can always make me smile :) Thanks again!

Rianna said...

Oh, wow, thanks a lot!! I hope to stick around for a while :)

Rianna said...

Thanks so much, Dani, it's also a pleasure to read your comments and input on things. I hope you stick around with your comments for a while, too :)

Rianna said...

Thanks, girl! I'm glad you love it - I feel just the same way about yours and I'm sure you're going to make it this far and even farther, your writing is fantastic. :)

Rianna said...

Hi, Lauren, the classical piece that Natalie Wood plays at the end of the movie is Brahms's Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68, 4th movement, which can be found somewhere in here: Isn't it lovely? I adore Brahms. I had recorded the movie on TCM when it was shown on Natalie's bday a year ago, hence the bad quality of the YT video, but I have deleted it since. Also, just as a note, I found the name of the music on imDB so next time if you're curious maybe the movie's page on imDB could help you out :) But don't be afraid to ask if you need anything! And thanks I'm glad you like it!

Rianna said...

Aw, thank you, I hope to have many more! :)

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