The Athletic Nerd has truly become a big part of my life. Waking up each morning and posting something new from the world of movies was merely a dream a few years ago. I never thought I would make the time to keep up with the enormous amount of work a daily blog demands. Overall, 2011 was a fantastic year that saw the biggest jump in traffic, a brand new look and tons of original content.
When I thought about my goals for 2012 I couldn’t help but feel excited. But goals still need to be set, met and exceeded.
The Athletic Nerd, at it’s core, is a blog about the movies that inspire the aspiring filmmaker. It’s about the passion that fills the pages of a screenplay, the dedication that fuels a director on set and the commitment of an editor pouring over footage in the cutting room. Over the last 2.5 years, I’ve written about virtually everything in some capacity including marketing films, producing and how social media influences a new generation of artists.
I love to write about film. I’m excited to continue writing about my own filmmaking adventures but more than ever, I’m excited to write about the adventures of others. From featuring films in the latest edition of The Post to interviewing filmmakers about their work, I’ve covered tons of projects over the last year.
2012 will come with an increased focus on interviews and features. I’ve spent over 2 years developing a work flow for this blog and now I’m ready to refine it. 2012 will be the year I take the content to the next level. When I start a new screenplay, I challenge myself to be better. This blog is no different.
This post happens to be number 800 overall. 800 posts about movies, screenwriting & independent film. 2012 will see the arrival of my 1000th post. I recently received page hit number 500,000. Half a million! I can’t wait to find out which milestones I’ll be chasing next year.
I’m excited to share the projects that resulted from the fire sparked by the movies I love.
As always, send any suggestions, comments or links to your films to email@example.com