Well, folks, as I approach the big day (in a week! ahh!), I’ve hit two big milestones that I have to thank all my readers for helping me achieve. I don’t like to use statistical benchmarks to measure success, but these are HUGE.
In the past week, I have hit 20,000 views and 1,000 comments!! It’s a concrete reminder of all the people that I am reaching, and all the people who feel compelled to share their opinions with me.
While I’m at it, I figured I might as well talk about what’s coming up. The unexpectedly popular “The Origins Project” will run until the end of the month when I will wrap it up with my own answers and a general overview of what we can learn from everyone’s responses. The Christopher Nolan extravaganza has come and gone, but you can look forward to a lot of reviews from Julianne Moore’s repertoire that I will contribute to the LAMB Acting School on her.
The commenting contest is still going on for the month, and I’m really encouraged to see how many people have commented even though I haven’t played that up very much. For those who might not have read the announcement back in June, it’s a contest for the top two commenters. First gets a poster for a Nolan movie; second gets an Amazon.com gift card. Maybe later I’ll get an early count for those curious…
And beginning on the anniversary is the “Marshall and Julie Project,” a very in-depth reflection on what really got me started blogging: Julie Powell and “Julie & Julia.” That will run for two weeks or so, and I really hope everyone enjoys it. It’s definitely going to be very personal and introspective.
Thanks for making July 2010 my biggest month – in TWENTY DAYS!