Sunday, January 5, 2014

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging!

Sound the trumpets, it's been five years!

This month marks the five year anniversary of Dear Old Hollywood. I can hardly believe that much time has already passed. This blog started with two purposes in mind: first, to share my interest in classic films and second, to keep track of various filming location discoveries. Now the blog has also become a way for me to continue learning about classic films and classic Hollywood from exchanges made with the interactive online classic movie fan community.

During the last five years well over a million visitors have come to Dear Old Hollywood, a number that still amazes me. I've met some visitors to this blog - some in person, some electronically - and these connections have been one of the more rewarding parts about keeping up the blog. 

In the beginning I would update the site more frequently, but after becoming a new dad almost two years ago, time has become a precious commodity and I try my best to update the blog when I can. Like many bloggers, this blog is something I just do for fun as a hobby. I do have a full time studio job that keeps me very busy and now the adventures of parenting as well, so thanks to all of you who have stuck around and continue to check in every once in a while to see if I've updated the blog.

Of all the posts on Dear Old Hollywood, it's the filming location posts that have been most popular. In case you've missed some of these, here are links to fifteen filming locations posts from the past five years that are favorites of mine - but not necessarily some of the more popular posts:

  1. BUREAU OF MISSING PERSONS (1933)
  2. HAPPY LAND (1943)
  3. CRISS CROSS (1949)
  4. IN A LONELY PLACE (1950)
  5. THE LAWLESS (1950)
  6. THE RACKET (1951)
  7. OFF LIMITS (1953)
  8. WITNESS TO MURDER (1954)
  9. DOWN THREE DARK STREETS (1954)
  10. BACHELOR IN PARADISE (1961)
  11. WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED (1963)
  12. BRAINSTORM (1965)
  13. SYLVIA (1965)
  14. SAVE THE TIGER (1973)
  15. THE BIG FIX (1978)

Thanks again for reading. Here's hoping I can continue this for at least another 5 years!

Robby


14 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Robby Cress said...

Thanks Amanda!

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Congratulations, Robby, on five years of producing this terrific blog. I love your posts on film locations.

Robby Cress said...

Thanks Jacqueline!

willmckinley said...

Congratulations!

Robby Cress said...

Thanks Will!

Laura said...

Congratulations, Robby, that's wonderful! Looking forward to the years to come. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

Robby Cress said...

Thanks Laura! I have a few things cooking at the moment so I expect to have some tasty offerings coming up :)

Patti said...

Happy 5th blogversary! And also, belated congratulations on becoming a father. Truly, parenthood is the most wonderful, rewarding role on the planet.

Ted Barnhart said...

Congratulations on five years! Your work and dedication are appreciated by many! Here's to five more years!

Raquel Stecher said...

Congratulations on 5 wonderful years of blogging! Your blog quickly became one of my favorites and I've been a devoted fan ever since. You do such a great job with it, keep up the good work!

Robby Cress said...

Patti, Ted, and Raquel, all many thanks :)

Paul D. Marks said...

I'm a little late to this party, Robby, but Congratulations! I hope it will be another five years and five more after that and after that!

Paul

RJD said...

It's a wonderful blog..when I first found it I read every post straight through! Yes, I guess you could say I enjoy what you do. It's not just about the movies for me..I am sometimes appalled at what gets torn down in the interests of progress. But it's also amazing what survives against the odds. I could go on and on...the blog is a great stimulant to the mind and a great place to share our love of movies..Congrats on a great 5 years, Robby!

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