5 years, huh? Yikes!
Well, I guess it's ok to celebrate. Some blogs don't really last past maybe a year or two. Facebook pages too. So I don't know if I'm truly motivated to become the best blogger I can be or I'm just stubborn.
I originally started this blog, originally called "Big Chad's Creature Feature", because I had a couple friends who were (and still are) successful horror bloggers, as well as my love of sites like Wrestlecrap, IMockery and X-Entertainment(now DinosaurDracula). I always loved to write, was never an expert at it but whatever, I loved to write. So after hanging around a few friends and hearing them talk about how much they loved it and how it was getting their foot in the door of a few places, I decided to give it a try.
And I failed at first.
Or did I? I struggled at first, which is what you're supposed to do. I didn't get more than maybe one entry done every few months, but by the encouragement of a few friends, my girlfriend Laurie and an offer from DeathEnsemble and UnderScoopFire, I became more and more motivated to get more done. HorrorMovieBBQ was born shortly after that, I felt like I needed a bigger and better name.It rolls off the tongue better. After changing the name, a lot of doors opened. Screeners, giveaways, I'm becoming friends with fellow bloggers, exchanging ideas and doing contributing more. It's been great! Heck, I've even been featured in one of the Cinema Snob's videos! How cool is that?!?!
Evenetually, I went from a strictly horror centric blog to just posting about whatever I like. Whether it's a Cheeto's bucket to interviewing actors of obscure movies to reviewing action figures. I have a lot of weird and eccentric interests, so why stick to just one? I think limiting myself may have been part of the reason I never got more than 2 entries done a year at most. Kinda glad I didn't pigeonhole myself into one genre.
I've had three goals since starting this blog:
Find Eric Freeman of Silent Night Deadly Night 2 fame
Jump on some podcasts
Well, the first two have been accomplished, which is awesome and the third is ongoing. I really don't do anything in life unless I'm having fun. Blogging is all about fun. And I've been having a lot of fun with this. I don't plan on stopping until I start looking at it like a chore. I hope that day never comes. I'm always having fun here and I hope you are, too. In the words of Skeletor from the New Adventures of He-Man "Fun is where you find it!".
So I'd love to sit here and list every person who's helped me achieve my goals, motivate me when I've doubted what I'm doing, or even just commented(I'm looking at you, Emmanuel Lewis!), but it'll take waaaaay too long. So all I can really say is, thank you to everybody. Thank you thank you thank you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support, the conversations, the encouragement, even the criticisms and telling me I'm a joke. Thank you for sharing a link or two. Thank you for liking something on the Facebook page. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!
I hope you guys will continue to stick around! I'm hoping this is just the beginning and that bigger and better things come out of this blog!
That's not the most flattering photo of myself...Maybe I should've thought that one through more.
Eh, screw it.