It's been an amazing two weeks.
I've had the pleasure of meeting many new, incredible bloggers and discovering a whole mess of films that I've now had to add to my "to-see" list.
This blogathon went better than I could have hoped. My favorite part wasn't the movies or even the entries, though. It was the people. I have watched from afar, high atop twitter accounts, facebook updates, and comments sections to see new friendships being born out of thin air. It warms my heart to see relationships break out over blog updates and movie reviews. People, we've done more than just create an impressive amount of new content for our blogs...we've created a community. It's a community made up of people from all over the world, from different lifestyles and backgrounds, who have all come together over a common love: film.
THAT is the true success of this blogathon.
I've been overwhelmed by the love, passion, and commitment that you have all demonstrated over the past two weeks. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
Many of you have asked if there will be another blogathon on this site. The answer is "yes." Here's the problem. I'm starting graduate school in two weeks. I don't know what my workload will be like when I start. Therefore, I don't want to commit to hosting another blogathon before I know whether or not I'll have the time to curate it. But if I find that I'll be too busy, then the next blogathon won't be until May, when my classes let out.
If I find that I CAN manage my workload and have enough extra time left over, I'd like to hold my next blogathon in December or early January. Of course, I will post the information for the next blogathon on my site a few months in advance so that we have enough time to write our articles. And, yes, I DO have a topic picked out for the next blogathon. NO, I will not be telling you all, yet. I have a certain...how shall I put this...connection...that may be able to bring the next blogathon a great deal of attention. By that I mean that my next blogathon could very literally gain a wee bit of media attention...at least among the world-wide blogging community. It's on a topic that literally ANYONE who loves film can write on. It isn't limited to any genre, country, or time period. And, no...it isn't another "favorite film" blogathon. I'll let you know as soon as I have more details.
Anyway, I just want to say thank you again for all of the bloggers and readers out there who have made this blogathon special. I hope to see all of you again come this December.