That’s right another year all done and dusted since I started Let’s Go To The Movies, if you told me back on the 9th February 2009 that 13 years later my little film blog would still be going rather strong I probably wouldn’t have believed you at all!
A few weeks ago now the latest additions to the Rotten Tomatoes critics were revealed and I applied again after applying many years ago now and never getting a reply. This year though I got a rejection, which I felt was better than nothing. My feedback wasn’t great and was directed at my reviews (or some of them anyway) not having enough substance to them and errors. I was a little bit gutted about it to be honest when I first read it.
It then reminded me of something, I do Let’s Go To The Movies as a hobby and started because I was going to the cinema so often and wanted to use this blog as a place to review the films I was watching. I never ever thought twelve years ago when starting it that it would still be going strong now and that I would have been in a list four years in row of Top 10 UK Film Blogs, something I have fallen out of the past two years. I don’t get paid for reviewing films, I actually pay quite a bit myself for the domain and upgrades to have more photo and video space. I do get the occasional screeners but it’s not a source of income and never will be.
Today marks 12 years since starting Let’s Go To The Movies and in that time I have blogged a lot about the films I truly adore and love, although also come across I don’t like and sometimes hate. Isn’t that one of the best things about watching films though? I certainly think so the discussion around films you just got and the ones you just didn’t.
Thanks to everyone for the support over these past 12 years, it has seen Let’s Go To The Movies make a UK Top 10 Film Blog four years in a row, but since been a couple of years now since making that list. I’ve done well though going for this long on just a little hobby right?
1727 Film Reviews
I thought this year I would celebrate with Harry and Sally, one of the greatest film moments of all time, considering it took them 12 years and 3 months to get together and married after their first meeting.
Just signed up to the new Buy Me a Coffee website where you can basically support Let’s Go To The Movies by buying me a coffee! Really simple and any support to help keep this site going is appreciated!
February 9th 2009 . . . That was the date I made my first ever blog post and as you can probably tell 10 years later it is still very much all about films! While Let’s Go To The Movies came a little bit later (7th June 2009) in terms of the name my adventure on here started 10 years ago to this date.
I accidentally came across some Annual Site Stats from WordPress. This was in the Insight section on stats just in case any fellow WordPress users would like to look at this. It is something that I found extremely interesting in looking at the different breakdown in stats, come on we all love the stats don’t we bloggers?
I am absolutely delighted to have been accepted as a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC) which is a place for female film critics to have the reviews they write shared and be together as a group. Delighted to be part of this with many bloggers I have interacted with for many years now!