4th Anniversary

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Today, WP informed me I’ve been blogging for four years. What a community! Thank you, everyone for reading, liking, and commenting on my 429 posts.

Reflecting about my blog, I:  write about the movies, but I don’t usually do formal reviews. Instead, I tend to combine films with a similar theme, book, star or genre. I occasionally participate in blogathons. I like to take pictures, mostly of landscapes and nature. I like to share my opinion about cultural topics or something interesting about a time period. I summarize what I’ve been reading and watching on a monthly basis. I enjoy Cindy’s Lucky 13 Film Club because of the camaraderie and conversations that take place. I’ve also shared snippets of characters I’ve created. Some people devote themselves to one category, but I enjoy a few. I would benefit knowing your preferences. Would you mind taking a poll? Thank you for your friendship.

75 thoughts on “4th Anniversary

  1. Congratulations, Cindy! I like all your posts, but for the poll I choose the last three categories.
    Way to go! xx

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes, Inessa!

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  2. Took the poll, and left a comment. I like it all!
    Best wishes, and congratulations on four years. Pete. x

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    1. Thank you, Pete. Your flash-fiction has me itching to try some.

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    2. I suspect you are the one voter who wrote in the “other” box, but it doesn’t tell me what the suggestion is. What would you have me do here? You are my most loyal follower. I appreciate you. ♥

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      1. I got the poll up in a different tab, and it didn’t look like the one above.I am sure I said something like ‘I like them all and can’t choose’. But I honestly don’t recall, as I did it too fast! (As usual)
        If you want to trim up your blog, run a separate one for your photos, and that way photo-only fans can just follow that.(And so would I) I like to read your book developments, and enjoy ‘Are you not entertained’. I would of course read any short stories too, but it is mainly the film writing and articles that I like, for obvious reasons.
        Congratulations on your four years. My fourth year also came up this summer, so we have been around for much the same time.
        I am very pleased that you continued to carry on blogging. In all sincerity, it wouldn’t be the same without you.
        Best wishes as always, Pete.

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        1. Thanks, Pete. It came down to instant gratification and time. When I wrote the first novel, I was very lonely. No kids. No mate. Friends far away. When I wasn’t teaching, I literally lived alone in a condo at beautiful resort. All I did was walk around the like, hike into the woods, and write the novel.
          My life today won’t allow me the luxury of tons of uninterrupted time. But I’m no longer lonely, either. It’s full to the brim. 🙂
          Trim my blog. It’s funny how many movie bloggers comment on my photos.;) It’s fast and easy.
          It’s the articles that have thought in them that elicit the least response. Strange, the blogosphere.

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          1. Bite-sized chunks, Cindy. That’s what the world likes, these days. I have the same thing on mine.

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  3. That’s all kinds of awesome, Cindy. Congratulations. 🙂

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    1. I’m grateful you’ve been around for most of my time here. Aren’t you in year five? Or is it six?

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  4. It’s difficult to vote on your poll because the variety of your content is what makes this place special.
    I don’t comment on anything and everything, but I can guarantee in any given week you will post something that grabs my attention. The last four years must have been very enjoyable. I hope you’ll be around for a long time to come!

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    1. Paul, you are a loyal follower and I’m much obliged. I am curious if and what blogging will be like at year eight. Jeepers. How long have you been doing this?

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      1. Thanks Cindy, I appreciate your kind words.
        Like you I wonder what the blogging future holds. I’ve been doing this for over 6 years (18 months on blogspot and almost 5 years on WordPress) and I’ve seen so many great bloggers come and go. In this age of Twitter and Facebook bloggers are akin to people who still write handwritten letters.
        I think the quality of your content is reflected in the quality of your following. Your comment threads are always interesting and for me comments are the joy of blogging. I do often think I’ll call it a day, but blogging is a hard habit to break!

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        1. “The quality of the following” that is precisely what I am going for. I come from letter writing days…

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          1. Me too… and now I spend my days delivering them!

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  5. Happy 4th anniversary Cindy! I voted 🙂

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    1. Great! Emma, how long now have you been blogging? It seems like you’ve had one for years and years….

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  6. Congrats on your great milestone! I’ll take the poll in a second.

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    1. Eddie, Thank you! I admire your blog–are you a team or one-man-show?

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      1. Thanks Cindy, it’s just me. 🙂

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  7. Five boxes not ticked doesn’t mean I hate them though!

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    1. HA! No worries, John. Just trying to see what followers like to read.

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  8. Congrats!! And Happy 4th Birthday!! 😀
    I love everything about your Blog, movie critiques, the Lucky 13 club, 5 shots, creative writing/research!!! Just wish I had more time to visit your blog more frequently 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Nuwansen. Whenever you stop by and visit, I’m glad! I hope you are well and happy. 🙂

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      1. As well as can be!! 🙂
        Appreciate your concern Cindy!!! Thanks!!!

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  9. Most of those categories sound good to me. Always been a fan of you and your blog. Congratulations on a fantastic and wonderful achievement.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Are you ready to co-host a Lucky 13 Film Club event? Let’s talk about it 🙂 cbruchman@yahoo.com

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      1. I’d like to, but will have to raincheck for the moment. Very far behind on a lot of things.

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        1. No worries. I’ll bring it up in the Spring.

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  10. According to the poll results, you’ve been on the right track all along, Cindy. Keep up the good work!
    Thanksgiving has kept me busier than usual this year, I sure hope you had a great one and are still enjoying your weekend!!!

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    1. Hi GP! I love your blog; you make me feel a little guilty. I teach history and do too few history posts. I’m thinking of changing that. Somehow. I do love history and how they are expressed in films….

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      1. But so many people take the movies as factual; so I wish they would get their stories straight (Bridge Over the River Kwai, immediately comes to mind).

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        1. That take big liberties. Did you see Hacksaw Ridge?

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          1. Not yet, but I read that Mel Gibson received a standing ovation at the premiere!

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          2. I’ve heard nothing but positive things.

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  11. Well this is my first visit so am not qualified to do the poll, but congrats on 4 years and long may it continue!

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    1. Welcome! I suspect your following Pete brought you over here. I’m glad. Please visit and feel free to comment anytime.:)

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    2. P.S. I love your photography. That magic ball of yours….

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      1. Thanks Cindy, it’s part of my 366 project, for the month of November 🙂

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  12. Simply wow, your blog is thoroughly fantastic Cindy. I just know you’ll have many more years of success.

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    1. Thank you, Vinnieh! Yours is full and fantastic, too. I appreciate when you stop by and I enjoy your movie reviews. 🙂

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      1. I love discussing cinema with everyone, you are always good to converse with.

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  13. Happy 4th Anniversary for your blog Cindy, always enjoy your posts so much 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Did I miss your ‘Arrival’ review? I’d love to know if you approved.

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      1. Hiya Cindy. I did enjoy Arrival, though it was very good. Haven’t reviewed it though as yet. Actually haven’t reviewed many films for a while, my schedule has been mostly taken up with comic book & TV reviews lately. I’d really like to do more film reviews, new and older stuff, its just having the time really. I love reviewing comics, but I do miss film reviews. Something I’ll have to try and do more of in 2017 perhaps.

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        1. Well, comics aren’t my cup of tea, which is fine, but I’d like to reciprocate more on your blog with comments. I love Science Fiction.

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          1. Comic book reviews have been my main focus this year, especially with no new season of Doctor Who until 2017. Film reviews are certainly something I’d like to do more of though. Next year I’ll probably space my schedule out a bit more, so that should give me more time. Yeah, I love Science Fiction a lot, so there’s always lots to enjoy isn’t there? Be it film, tv, or comics 🙂

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  14. Congratulations, Cindy! More power!!!

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    1. Thank you for the kind wishes, Rafael!

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  15. YAA!!! Tooot Tu Doooo !!!
    Good stuff too !

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  16. Bravo to you Cindy! I could have marked all of your choices – you have a diverse collection of interesting material to share – I particularly like to offer opinions on films, both current and classic – and to see how you and your friends feel about films as well as music, TV, all forms of entertainment…it’s always great to have other perspectives!

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    1. Hi John. I am happy to have found your blog and thank you every time you comment.

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      1. Thank you as well – it is great to get feedback!

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  17. Wow congrats 👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  18. Woo hoo! Congrats on your 4th blogaversary Cindy. I love pretty much every post you did, but I always enjoy your photo posts and the monthly roundup. Keep up the great work, my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth, for the well wishes. 🙂

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  19. My belated congratulations as well.

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  20. Congrats on the milestone Cindy! Many more to go hopefully! 😀

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    1. Hiya Tom! Thank you very much indeed.

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  21. I am so far behind but congratulations! I don’t pop by as often anymore but I always like visiting here.

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    1. Abbi, no worries. You have important responsibilities. 🙂 I’m flattered whenever you come round.

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  22. Congratulations, Cindy!

    Perseverance does pay off!

    Keep on doing what you’re doing. And the next four years will fly by!

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    1. I appreciate the well-wishes, Kevin. Danke.

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  23. I voted for Lucky 13 but Five Shots has the lead in the poll. You’re my favourite blogger Cindy and I enjoy everything you post about. Here’s to many more years of happy blogging.

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