Ten years ago today, I was really annoyed with Wordpress or whatever and decided to jump ship. I saw what Blogger had to offer and fired this badboy up. The name Cinema Somnambulist was one of the potential names of my website before I settled on Doomed Moviethon. So here we are, 800+ blogginz AKA bloggoids later and I'm still going. I've met a lot of cool people through this blog and I've become extremely famous.
This entire paragraph will make all of my fellow bloggers out there roll their eyes (or maybe this whole blog is just an embarrassment). But the best thing about the heyday of the blog is that I felt compelled to have something new ready to post every week and sometimes every day. This meant that I had to keep churning out content which meant I was constantly practicing writing about movies. I don't think I got any better at writing but it became easier for me to work quickly. Wanting to churn out hundreds of movie reviews on my site was one thing but developing an informal, personal )though probably not at all unique) style that's way more fun to write in is quite another.
Two huge takeaways from this beautiful format are my theme months The Invasian [sic] and Franco Friday [super sic]. The Invasian was amazing because I needed more Asian horror, cult films, and classic anime in my life. And Franco Friday forced me to confront the intimidating body of work of the one and the only, Jess Franco. I've also been exploring films that were released in the year of my birth. Gosh, I'm old!
At some point, I decided that I wanted to hold all of this work in my own two hands. You can pick up a computer but they're pretty heavy, bro. I've learned that books are often lighter than your standard desktop computer. So I took my favorite posts from this very blog, kind of edited them, and put them in this book right here.
In the last few years, working on books and the podcast has meant that the blog suffers from my distracted attention. But I'll keep this thing going because these AOL/Time Warner bots won't feed themselves. I'd like to thank each and all of you readers and subscribers for checking in on me from time to time. And huge props to my fellow blogging buddies. Y'all are some seriously inspiring duders.