Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 Years of Blogging: History

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Happy Birthday, Blog! It's kinda hard to believe, but this blog turned 2 years old today! It originally wasn't all television, but the very first post sure was! It was about Cheers, since it was running on daytime television reruns when I first finished graduate school and before I started my first post-school job a month later. I thought it would be nice to go over the history of the blog and point out a few highlights along the way. I'm seeing this as a three-post series... so here goes!

I didn't really know where I was going with this when I started. The first post was about what I watched on TV that day. The third was about the upcoming fall season of television shows (I never did try out, nor do I even remember the premise for, Opportunity Knocks). Then I talked about television channels. And the writers' strike. The next few weeks were filled with all sorts of random things.

About six weeks in, I began dedicating one post each week to television: long-running shows. It began with Sesame Street. There was a time when Mondays were television and Fridays were technology. About seven months into the timeline, I participated in a Blogger Challenge, and that really made me focus. April 22nd, 2009 marked the first day of a strictly-television blog. That week also marked the start of weekly reviews. And, more or less, I've been following the same format ever since. We've thrown in some fun stuff, like more book reviews and a few interviews with actors, and we've had a couple of contests. We picked up a second contributor, and even partnered up with AndDrink to do a live drinking game.

Now is as good a time as any to announce that, last week, I came up with a new idea, that I hope will bring some more interest to the readership. A fourth post each week will be added to the agenda! The purpose of which is to provide quick thoughts and links to things that happened in television news that week. This may include, but is not limited to spoilers, lists posted on other sites, reviews, guest stars, video clips, interviews, and new tv-on-dvd issues. The first post has already started being drafted, and it may take a little time to figure out the best day for such posts to go out, but look forward to some informational tidbits later this week!

Tomorrow, tune in for some highlights of topics covered in the past two years!
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