Hi all! It’s been almost TWO WEEKS since I last posted! Miss me yet? It’s good to be back.
With a new year, I’m happy to be announcing some new changes to AEOS. But first,
A look back at 2011 . . .
- First year of AEOS
- Viewership went way up, specifically in October
- The 5 posts/week trend started
- Subscribers increased
- Most popular post in terms of viewership was Women in the Director’s Chair
- New movie friends were made!
Ultimately, the purpose of me writing AEOS isn’t to increase viewership or comments, but really to just express my opinions on movies and the many different aspects that accompany early and current film. It is great, however, to see upward movement for the blog. I’ve really enjoyed making some new friends on other far superior movie sites and blogs, and I really look up to many of you for your incredible writing style and educated opinion of various movies. I’ve learned so much about movies in 2011, and I have no doubt that 2012 will open up even more possibilities for this blog as well as teach me more about film as I continue to read many of your sites and discuss movies with you.
What’s in store for 2012?
While I’m still configuring a few new aspects I plan to employ on the site, let me share with you what I have decided on:
- The 5 posts/week trend will continue year long.
- “Recast Edition” will be a new type of post popping up on occasion. This new type of post will feature a movie recast with actors I think could have filled roles just as well or possibly better than a current cast.
- Friday posts will now always be featuring a new trailer for an upcoming movie.
- There will be at least one “AEOS Movie Review” post every week. This won’t always be a new movie that recently comes out, but as often as possible, I will be aiming to stay with the times and post about current movies.
- One of the most exciting features for me to share is a new type of post called “Backstage Spotlight,” the name taken from my personal blog, ((backstage_spotlight)). This type of post will headline everything from bios on a film composer, to a film score review, to 10 facts about an actor, to an interview with a director. Any type of movie news that isn’t taking place on screen could possibly be mentioned in one of these type of posts.
To summarize –
Expect . . . 5 posts a week, one for each weekday; a new trailer every Friday; a movie review every week; occasional “Recast Edition” and “Backstage Spotlight” posts.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let’s bring it in 2012!