Exactly five years ago, I was sitting in my office without much to do. I was soon to be a bride in just over two months and due to early planning, wedding responsibilities were at a temporary standstill. Meanwhile, Brad was hitting the books hard, studying for a huge test, one that covered everything he'd learned in the classroom setting during his first two years of med school and that would also play a huge role in what type of residency he would get in another two years. Essentially, I was bored.
I didn't know much about blogging. I had used the "blog" tool for my Myspace page a bit, but not for anything specific, just random musings. Alas, my days on that out-of-date site were drawing to a close and I put my Facebook profile on hiatus as well, but something kept telling me my social life on the internet wasn't quite done. I had used the Myspace blog to discuss movies some, but I decided that's what I wanted to do all the time and it turned out that starting a blog of my own was quite simple. (Maintaining it over the years, not so much.)
And so I jumped into the world of movie blogging. At first the site was Mrs. Thuro's Movie Rants & Raves (which I changed after a year) and looked a lot different. I just wrote reviews for any movie I watched, and that was it. At first I had maybe five people reading, family and friends of course. Then I happened upon an old (now defunct) blog named Blog Cabins, via the IMDb hitlist. It was run by some guy who really hated Nic Cage and featured in the sidebar a link to an association of movie blogs that claimed to be rather large. A couple of weeks later, I had actual blogging buddies, who have become real friends over the years.
Around the second anniversary, I became determined to reach this day, with a goal of at least five years or 1000 posts, which ever came first, but now I've achieved both. However, I feel there is nothing more for me to do here and that it's time to move on. So thank you for being a devoted reader or just a random guest from a Google image search. Everyone who has taken the time to read and comment has kept me going and I wouldn't have made it this far without them.
The site will be left up for archival purposes, but it will also revert back to the blogspot.com, as there is no point in paying for the domain name anymore.
Please don't think I'm being casual about this. I admit it is difficult to say farewell to this project that is older than my child, my marriage, my job...essentially life as I know it today. However, it is time to move on.