Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!


Happy Father's Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the day. I will be visiting my dad this week -- he is 86 and still golfing, which I think is terrific.

I also want to take a moment and talk about the future of Classicfilmboy. I love my blog, and I love classic films, but life sometimes intervenes and there just isn't enough time to do everything that needs to get done.

As some of you know, I resigned this spring from the Board of Governors for the Classic Movie Blog Association. I didn't feel I had the time to properly fulfill my duties and was too often not participating in important conversations related to CMBA. If I was to continue this blog, I knew something had to give.

But thankfully I am now in a position to reboot, in a way, the blog. I am buying a new computer this week as my old one has been dying for the past six months. Once that is hooked up, combined with my office move at work, I should be ready to move forward. I'm also stockpiling posts -- and will continue to do so during the next few months -- so when I hit my busy time this fall, I will have pre-written entries to keep the blog running smoothly. Also, I will be limiting my blogathon participation to two or three per year, which should help when I do hit a crunch time with other obligations in my life. Finally, I may schedule down time once or twice a year so I can give myself a break without worrying that I'm not keeping up. If this happens it will be well-communicated with specific date parameters -- and I will always keep my Audrey of the Month going, because I can't live without my Audrey :)

So ... starting with next week's William Wyler Blog-a-thon, which I am definitely looking forward to, Classicfilmboy will be back and ready for action with weekly posts. I'm very excited, because I love this blog and want to keep it going for a long time. Thank you all for your patience, and I look forward to being more active this summer!

6 comments:

  1. I think all of us need to re-evaluate and set a new direction periodically. I'm glad you have figured out a schedule that is going to work for you.

    Just recently, I "discovered" a "new to me" William Wyler film..."Detective Story." May I just say "awesome!!" Because I'm not into Kirk Douglas, I went into the film with my expectations quite low. I was completely blown away by Douglas's acting (and the film in general.)

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    1. Hi Patti, "Detective Story" is a great film with some interesting history. Glad you liked it!

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  2. I've only just stumbled onto your blog and like what I see so far. Keep up the good work. =-)

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I appreciate the compliment and hope you enjoy what I have coming up for the next few months.

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  3. Glad to hear you're coming back to blogging, Brian.

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    1. Thank you, TLE. I've missed it and realized I needed to find a solution that would work for me. In early May, I was writing in my head a piece for your blog on "Mad Men," but I never had a chance to get it written down. Then, even worse, I ended up four episodes behind! LOL I have since caught up and finished the season. I appreciate you checking in on me periodically and I hope to catch up on what you've been doing lately as well!

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