Sunday 18 March 2012

Three Years In The Front Row

Three years and nearly 900 posts later. Crazy how time flies, don't you think? Thanks for sticking around. Looking back, I'm surprised by some of the things I've written. Surprised in terms of quality, some things I think are mini masterpieces! And, um--- some things are awful! I've interviewed some wonderful people in the industry and I've made some great friends here, some are bloggers, others are readers who've emailed me because something I wrote resonated with them. 

Sometimes I wonder, what is Kid In The Front Row? It's like a split personality for me --- things come up in my brain and I either use them on this site, or in my other work. Some things just hit me in a certain way, and I think 'YES, that is for the blog.' Why? I don't know. But I love this site. Sometimes I'm inspired, and the writing shows. Other times I'm in a slump, blog-wise, with nothing to say-- which I quietly hope you don't notice for a few months at a time. 

At it's best, Kid In The Front Row has not just been another blog where someone prattles on about themselves; it's actually had the feeling of a community, of a place where ideas are shared and creativity encouraged. 

Three years later and I haven't really figured out what this site is, or what I'm meant to be writing about, but I'm glad that so many of you have stuck by me here. I've won some awards, I've pissed some people off; it's been an adventure. The idea was to have a blog to share a few little film thoughts every now and then; but actually, it's become as important a part of my life as everything else. Not because of what I write, but because of how you guys respond. Thank you.

Care to share?


  1. I haven't been around for the entire ride, but I still wanted thank you and congratulate you to creating this wonderful meeting point. Indeed this is more than just an outlet for you (not that an outlet is a bad thing): you've managed to make it inclusive, a community that is an outlet for many. And that's even better.

    Here's to many more years!


  2. Thank you very much for writing this blog! I favorite some of your posts, they are inspiring.

  3. Congratulations on your third year blogging anniversary. I always look forward to seeing what you have posted and long may it continue.

  4. We've had our ups and downs, but I'm still here, reading and enjoying everything that you post.

    Happy anniversary my friend!

  5. Congrats! It's been both interesting and fun reading your posts over the years, always different and entertaining! :)

  6. Congratulations Kid! This is no small achievement. I am a regular reader of your blog's and particularly enjoy your film reviews. Here's to another great year of writing for you! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  7. Thanks for writing a creative, fun-spirited blog that celebrates film while also not being afraid to call it as you see it. I enjoy your blog so much, and though I might not be able to comment as much as I'd like, I appreciate that you have kept going and kept posting. The blogosphere is the richer for having your blog in it. :)