IT ONLY TOOK 3 YEARS
I launched The Athletic Nerd on September 15, 2009. Since it’s inception it’s always been about movies, screenwriting & independent film. Today I’m thrilled to announce that I didn’t lose interest within two weeks! Over three years later, I’m posting my 1000th article. Time flies when you’re having fun.
I wanted to write about the movies that inspire the aspiring filmmaker. This section has evolved a lot since day one and now includes reviews, all time best, countdowns, 10 flicks and series like Movies That Changed Everything.
I’m addicted to screenwriting but like many aspiring screenwriters out there, I struggle at times. This section chronicles my own personal screenwriting journey. A journey that now includes a 20 part series called The Summer of Screenwriting. I challenged myself to be a better writer and finally completed a new feature length film. The passion is back and I’m hard at work on another script.
This section began as a look behind the scenes of my own films. I’ve directed a few over the years but that was a while ago now. Since then, this section has evolved into one of the most popular on this site. At the center of it all is a regular feature called: The Post. Here you will find hundreds of independent film projects from around the world. Short films, trailers, features, animations, documentaries and more from dedicated filmmakers.
You’ll also find exclusive interviews with some of these filmmakers as they discuss what inspired their films and the challenges they faced along the way.
1000 POSTS LATER: WHICH ONE STANDS OUT?
I love writing for this website. After 3 years I’m still just as devoted to creating new (and better) content. 1000 posts is a lot when you factor in the graphics I’ve created, videos I’ve included & research I’ve completed. Not too mention the constant promotion required in order to gain more readers. Through everything, one post does stand out because it’s the most personal:
SCREENWRITING VS ANXIETY: MY LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
The post is about my anxiety and how screenwriting helps keep me calm. It’s something I don’t talk about often but this blog has been a wonderful outlet for me and I was happy to finally write down how I felt.
I took last summer off from this blog in favor of my screenplay. I missed it but I reached my goal and finished my script. Once I started writing posts again, I scaled things down to 3 posts a week to give me more time to balance screenwriting and this blog. For the first time in three years, I’m planning my posts well ahead of time. This gives me more time to write better posts.
The next 1000 posts will definitely be better. I feel like I just got momentum going and it took three years of hard work to get to this point. Now it’s up to me to raise the bar even higher. Another thousand posts will most likely take another 3 years to complete at least. Who knows where this site will be then. All I know is, I love this blog and I can’t wait to write another 1000 posts.