Today is the third Blogoversary, or anniversary, of the inception of my blog! Thank you everyone that has ever left a comment or followed my blog during the past three awesome years. It means a lot to me. To celebrate the occasion, I decided to post a timeline of J and J Productions chronicling some of the milestone events during my time writing this blog, as well as letting everyone know my original intent for the blog.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011: The Beginning
Technically speaking, April 26 is the actual Blogoversary of the blog. However, due to the fact that I did not have the time to write all of this in time, and that the post was only a test post at the time, I am declaring today the Blogoversary. Anyway, my original intent of the blog was not to review movies, or even write a movie blog at all. In fact, my only intent was that J and J Productions 1809 be a place to promote the stop motion animation Lego movies that my brother and I made, not for movies and movie reviews. Above is a picture of the original J and J Productions header, which has odd white bars at the top and bottom that make the picture look odd.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011: Inception of Reviews
On June 14, I decided to try something different and write a movie review. Why did I decide to write a review? Honestly, I do not even know. It was just on a whim. My only reasoning that I can recall is that thanks to Marvel working on The Avengers and the other films leading up to that, I was very interested in what was happening in production of the film, so I read a lot of articles on IGN.com, which lead me to reviews. My initial reviews are some of the most horribly written crap ever with tons of misspellings and incomplete sentences. Also, my first review was for Inception, which is ironic since it was the "Inception" of my reviewing hobby. Despite the complete lack of writing ability, my first review contained many of the main features that are still present in my reviews today like breaking down scores into each category, all of which I still use today, just with a few extras. Also, unlike basically everyone else that has started a blog, I disliked writing. Writing was actually my worst subject in high-school. Today however, writing is easily my strongest subject in college with many of my teachers telling me that I was the best in the class at writing, particularly my English professor. My improved skills are largely thanks to blogging, which gave me a reason to write, which in turn led to improved writing ability, and without it, I would not be the straight A student that I am today.
Sunday, January 1, 2012: The Madness Begins
2012 marked the unofficial beginning of my maddening drive to post almost every day. While my original intent at the was not necessary to post every day, at least I thought not, that actually ended up happening for the most part, even if I did miss a few days during 2012. However, ever since then, my average posts per-year has been over 365, and my goal is to make 2014 the year that I post literally every day. Despite college slowing me down, I almost reached that goal last year, but thanks to an unfortunately timed illness last summer that sent me to the hospital for a day, I missed one day, but made up for it with more posts overall, 389 to be exact. Honestly, do I not know why I decided that I need to post every day, but it is something has just happened, and considering that am an obsessive perfectionist when it comes to certain things, I just do it. Plus, reading your comments everyday is the most satisfying part of blogging, and that is what keeps me going. Honestly, I am just a madman with a blog (Doctor Who fans will get this one).
Friday, May 4, 2012: The Avengers Assemble
After four years of waiting since the After-Credits scene of Iron Man, The Avengers finally assembled, and not only was it one mind-blowingly perfect experience, it remains the best cinematic experience I have ever made, and it opened the door to legions of new fans, some of which I partially influenced. In many ways, it was my interest in the news of The Avengers that indirectly led me to become a reviewer. Also, to this day, I consider convincing several fellow bloggers, who are now friends, to watch The Avengers and the films leading up to it, which turned them into fans, one of my favorite accomplishments as a critic and writer, plus I made cool friends.
Tuesday, November 1, 2012: Disney Buys Star Wars and Episode VII on the Way
When I first heard that Disney bought Star Wars, I sick with something that I do not remember, but I do remember bringing up the Blogger Dashboard for the first time a couple of days and seeing someone post something along the lines of "Disney Bought Star Wars: Episode VII Coming." My first thought was, "This is obviously a joke," and after a little research, I discovered it was true, and I was left in a bit of shock for a while. Considering that Star Wars is my favorite franchise of all-time, as well as being the number one reason behind my interest in movies and geekdom at all, I was both ecstatic and skeptical, but nonetheless intrigued for the future of my favorite franchise. Whether good or bad, it is bound to make a giant impact on pop-culture and geekdom, as well as this blog.
Thursday, April 11, 2013: Top 100 Movies
After literally a year and a half of planning to make a Top 25 Movies list, which turned into Top 50, which turned into Top 75, which led me to finally make a Top 100 Movies list, I actually accomplished the feat by actually posting it! Despite posting that list, it is in severe need of re-working because some of the movies on are not even ones that I like anymore and entire look of the post is dull and boring. Therefore, in the next month, I will be reposting my new Top 100 Movies List with all of the new additions and a near complete re-ranking of most movies on the list.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Anime Endeavor
My endeavor into the world of Japanese animation began nearly a year ago, and thus far, it has been a fun ride. Considering that serious American animation died with The Clone Wars' cancellation (with the exception of the Avatar series, which is said to be good), my search for something to fill the void led me to anime, which began with Death Note and my review of it.
Saturday, July 27, 2013: 100 Followers!
After more than two years of blogging, I finally reached 100 Followers! Reaching 100 followers is a milestone of sorts for most bloggers, and it was great to finally achieve it.
Friday, December 27, 2013: 1000th Post
Another milestone for many bloggers, I reached 1000 posts! Currently, I am at 1123 posts and I do not plan on slowing down anytime soon.
There are undoubtedly other milestones and other important dates from my time blogging, but I should probably stop here because this post is getting too long. Also, while writing this post, I noticed that Tuesdays seem to be big days for me in terms of posting things, which is interesting.
My next goal for the blog is to make it better. Something does not seem right. Maybe it is the content or something else; I do not know, but I want to figure it out.
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