Friday, October 31, 2008

From the Front Row Turns 2

That's right, exactly two years ago today, on October 31st 2006, From the Front Row was born.  
Of course it started off its days as Matt's Oscar Blog, with a much smaller focus and an even smaller readership.  But over the last two years we have grown quite a bit.  By the halfway point of 2008, we had already doubled our hit count from the entire calendar year of 2007.  At this point, we've nearly tripled it.  I'd say we're definitely heading in the right direction.

We've had visitors from every continent except Antarctica, drawing in tens of thousands of readers and thousands of regular readers (which begs the question, WHY DON'T YOU COMMENT MORE??).

But that's not the most important thing...the most important thing to me is that I keep the same standard and continue to grow.  Already this year I have started getting press screenings, interviews with cast members, and in February I will officially join the Southeastern Association of Film Critics (and in the process get my own Rotten Tomatoes page!).

There are lots of great things happening here at From the Front Row, and I have big plans for its future.  So stick around and join me for another exciting year, live from the front row.

8 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

Congratulations to Matt on his management of one of the net's most endlessly fascinating blogs, with a delightful preponderance of updates, top-notch reviews and a sharp eye for breaking news. Hardly a day goes by that I don't check in and immerse myself in some high-quality cinematic discourse. I don't always agree with all the reviews, but neither does Matt always agree with my position,(but we are usually on the same page)but I am always enlightened by Matt's take, much of which appears in his North Carolina newspaper. matt is a consumate film fan, and for his age has traveled further that most in their 40's and 50's.

I congratulate him and FRONT THE FRONT ROW and wish this blog many more years of life.

Anonymous said...

Well I was just going to say congrats. And, um, Sam seems to have summed up the rest.

J.D. said...

Congrats Matt! To age 3 and beyond! :)

Fletch said...

Yes, congrats Matt! Sounds like it's getting exciting, indeed. I'm right behind you, agewise, and look forward to growing as well.

nick plowman said...

ickWhat everyone else said! Congrats Matty! Year 3 is going to be awesome! Good lucky buddy.

Anonymous said...

Love your reviews. Had to go to the Dispatch website to get the complete article on Changeling. :(
I AM puzzled however by your apparent rejection of Angels and Demons. I found it to be a much better book than The Da Vinci Code and certainly expect it to be a better movie than the disappointing Da Vinci.

Daniel Getahun said...

Great job on increasing your traffic so much! You certainly deserve it on account of your consistently well written reviews and posts. Keep it up!

Matthew Lucas said...

Thanks everyone for the warm wishes and kind words! I look forward to another year and hope you'll stick around to share it with me.