So, I haven’t written here in a while, and the reason is… there is no reason.
Between being unusually busy at work and working on personal projects in my free time, there were a few weeks there where I just didn’t have time to blog.
Another factor is the unrelenting series of emails that boil down to “I just graduated from film school. How do I get a job?” It’s almost as if I don’t have a search bar, or a category labeled “Finding a Job.” It reminds me how writers’ blogs are constantly getting the question, “How do I get an agent?” Except infinitely more sad. A guy can write, “Craig’s List/Mandy/Coordinators’ 411” only so many times before he starts going crazy.
Like going to the gym or balancing your checkbook, not posting became a habit. It got to the point where I would think, Jeez, if I haven’t written in two months, my next post better be fucking FANTASTIC.
I started getting emails from people asking what happened to me. Did I get fired? (No.) Did I get promoted? (I wish.) Did the big meanies in the comment section make me cry, so I just took my ball and went home? (Maybe a little.)
But really, I stopped writing and continued not writing.
Then, last week, I got this email:
Wanted to send a quick note of congratulations for being named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers.” We reviewed a lot of blogs and I can tell you that the competition was fierce this year!
Just wanted to give you a quick heads that you are more than welcome to let the world know about the accolade. The issue was launched at Sundance last week and is on newsstands, so will certainly have a lot of additional eyeballs. Though the full article is not online yet, we do have a brief rundown on our website, if you’d like to let others know about this.
So now, even though I don’t know how I came to be on their list, let alone placing fourth (strange how the top 5 blogs all start with the letter “A”), I kinda feel like I have to get back to blogging.
So, watch this space. More will be coming soon.