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Friday, November 9, 2012

Q&A Friday!

Hip, hip, hooray,
it's Q&A Friday!

We'll try something fun this week, since my last post was rather serious and political-heavy. And really, the vast majority of you aren't here for that (and if you are... sorry to disappoint). I thought that this would be a nice replacement for the blog-reviews that I am used to writing up every Friday for Community or other shows. (I swear I'm going to catch up and do some Ben and Kate and Go On reviews eventually!)

So why not just have a fun day where YOU all can participate? You're so used to reading my thoughts and opinions of shows and topics that I choose. This time, it's your turn to ask the questions. The guidelines are relatively simple -- please don't ask anything that is inappropriate. Please do not spam my inbox. Please don't ask for personal details (I won't be giving you my phone number or address, sorry!).

Other than that, you are free to ask about anything you'd like! Ask about the weather, what my favorite class in school was, what the best movie I've watched recently was, or what I'm having for lunch today. You can be as general or specific as you choose. You can ask about involvement in fandoms or what I think about gas prices.

The point is that YOU are in control this week! And, if I have enough questions, I'll try to make this a semi-weekly occurrence. So where do you send these questions? You  have two options -- drop them in the "Ask Me Anything" post, or send them in an e-mail (one e-mail per person, please!) to justaboutwrite.blog@gmail.com.

Send in your questions all day, and by 5:30PM (EST), if I have received enough questions to do a blog post, I will create one and answer the questions.

Ask away, my darling readers! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

IT'S A PARTY POST! (20,000 times over)


A little over a year ago, I had this notion that I would start a blog specifically designed to review episodes of Community. I really thought, at the time, that the only people who would read it would be me and Jaime. I was expecting to probably drop off before season three was half-over -- after all, I had pretty much given up on my other blog, due to lack of motivation and inspiration. I thought this one would be the same.

And then, in a twist of happenstance, after tweeting my "Geography of Global Conflict" review on a whim to Dan Harmon, he replied. And complimented me. And flattered me. ... and then, people began to notice the blog. It was crazy, really, to see my views jump from a handful to hundreds in a matter of hours. I profusely thanked all of you who read and stuck around because of Harmon's tweet in my first video, and decided that I'd step up my game -- I was DETERMINED to stick this blog out for the remainder of the season.

But an even crazier thing happened -- the blog took on a life of its own. Yvette Nicole Brown, Alan Sepinwall, and Megan Ganz have all read and/or promoted it, and people have found it thanks to articles and the shameless promotions of my wonderful friends. It became not something that I merely "stuck out," but truly something that I enjoyed doing. That I loved, even. And I love this little blog, despite the fact that I'm not a television critic and despite the fact that I'm not the most popular person around the blog-o-sphere. Because I've found something that makes me happy, that has connected me with friends and fans, and makes me feel involved in a fandom.

Recently, I began to expand into new territories, because I want to make my blog more than just Community reviews. Don't get me wrong -- I LOVE doing my analyses of episodes, and I know you all enjoy them too. But I feel like there is so much more happening with other fandoms and shows, and music and movies that I can grow from. Community was the reason I started A Still and Quiet Conscience, and it will always have a huge impact on my life, but I know it won't be the only thing I write about here. And I hope that you all stick around to follow my adventures in writing, wherever (or whenever, eh?) they may take me. :)

For now, I can only profusely thank each of you for being a part of my life over the last year and for helping this blog reach twenty thousand views today. TWENTY THOUSAND! It just blows my mind.

What are you all just sitting around for? LET'S PARTY!