|This blog has reached 400 posts.|
Early on in the month I got my 300th follower, thank you to Castor Troy of Anomalous Material! Then a couple weeks later I gained my 400th follower on Twitter, and also published my 400th post.
That's not all however. Midway through October I crossed the 100,000 pageview mark! I think that's pretty amazing considering the obscure content I generally cover here. Thank you to all my readers, you guys are great!
I also expected the monthly traffic to take a huge dip after changing the domain name last month, but that wasn't the case. It was slower for about 10 days and then quickly started picking up again to end up being my busiest month ever, just shy of 18,000 views.
It was also a pretty good month for trips to the cinema. Although I didn't make it out to as many films at VIFF as I would have liked, as if you could ever, I did manage to catch a handful of the ones I've been eagerly anticipating for months like Drive, The Turin Horse and The Kid with a Bike. Hopefully next year I'll get a press pass and do some proper coverage of the festival.
A big thank you goes to Shutterbug of Thingamajig for the awesome prize package I received for being last month's top scorer. Come join her great blog for your free chance at cool prizes too!
Moving ahead, tomorrow I will be introducing a new running feature to replace the Spotlight on Hungarian Cinema, and I will also be catching up on more of the 2012 Oscars foreign film entrants, I've already got a half dozen of them queued up to watch, and of course expect the usual scattered Criterion classics and current international releases too.
Random Links of the Month
Once again I didn't do enough blog reading this month, but I found a few posts worth mentioning.
Don't forget to stop by Mette's Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions to wish her a happy 1st Blog Birthday.
Then make your way over to Stevee's Cinematic Paradox for her 2nd Blog Birthday.
My best new blog find of the month goes to Aziza's Picks, a small but quickly growing film blog that deserves more readers.
Tyler at Southern Vision comes up with the strangest movie lists you will ever see. For example: check out his 9 Best Films About Suicide.
Over on My Filmviews, Nostra posted a great review for Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, a film I was lucky enough to see earlier this month as the opener to the 2011 VIFF.
Also at My Filmviews, Jack Deth who is one of my favorite commenters, posted a guest review featuring the 1955 film noir classic The Big Combo.
I'm glad to see Jack L. has returned to the blogging world. Have a look at his review for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins one of my favorite films of the year.