Saturday, October 31, 2009

From the Front Row Turns 3

That's right, 3 years ago today, From the Front Row debuted on the web.

Last year, I predicted that it would continue to grow, and it has. The record setting hit count for 2008 has already been surpassed, as From the Front Row continues to draw in tens of thousands of visitors every year.

2009 has brought some changes - I began writing for In Review Online, and officially become important enough to start receiving screeners. I covered two film festivals - SXSW and River Run, and for the first time, have had my reviews linked and quoted on several films' official websites.

That may not sound like much, but considering the modest beginnings of From the Front Row, I could not be more happy about how much it has grown and the attention that it has received in the 3 years since.

I've been reviewing films since 2002, professionally since 2004, and online since 2006, spanning most of the decade. With the 2000s now coming to a close, I look to begin From the Front Row's fourth year in the face of a new decade, by looking back at the decade that was, and the films that define it. Starting soon I will begin my 2000s retrospective, and I look forward to continuing to grow and expand in the years to come.

I hope you'll come along for the ride.

4 comments:

Craig Kennedy said...

Congrats on 3 years Matthew.

Here's to the next three and continued growth!

Matthew Lucas said...

Thanks Craig!

Daniel Getahun said...

A belated cheers, and congrats on the major progress you made this year - way ahead of most of us!

Sam Juliano said...

Best Wishes and continued success Matthew. It does seem that I tend to agree with you about 80% of the time these days. Excellent progress indeed! Keep holding the torch for ANTI-CHRIST. I am with you there for sure.