‘Pop Goes the Culture’ Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary!

30 12 2010

Wow – it’s been ONE YEAR! I’m so excited to be celebrating this blogging milestone. First, I have to thank all of you, the readers – whether you subscribed, visited via Facebook or Twitter, or simply stumbled upon this little operation, you’ve contributed to Pop Goes the Culture! You’ve helped grow readership 421% since last year! You all rock and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my reviews, news, Star Wars miscellaneous, etc. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’ve listed out a few of the highlights from this year:

  • My Avatar review was the first post, published December 30, 2009.

  • I had the privilege of attending Star Wars Celebration V in August and posted pictures and news in a two-part series (Part 1)(Part 2).

  • I was lucky enough to get an interview with Star Wars author extraordinaire, Dan Wallace, about his latest book, The Jedi Path – awesome book and awesome guy!

  • I presented at Ignite Phoenix #6 and my video went pseudo-viral through the Star Wars interweb circles; it was even passed around the Lucasfilm offices!

  • I started guest blogging for the East Valley Tribune‘s geek-blog, Nerdvana, and was given the opportunity to start attending press screenings, fueling my movie-review-writing habit.

That’s just a little snapshot of some of the 2010 highlights, both for me and Pop Goes the Culture. I hope you all have a safe and fun New Year and continue to visit whenever you need a Star Wars or movie review fix! 2011 will be amazing!

Special thanks to Jayson Peters, ScarletSp1der, Katie Van Domelen and Cullen Law for all their help and support – from initial encouragement, to opening doors, you all rock!

What have been some of your favorite posts of 2010? A favorite movie review? An article you particularly enjoyed? What would you like to see more/less of in 2011? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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8 responses

30 12 2010
Jayson Peters

Congratulations! Together we can conquer the galaxy of geekdom!

31 12 2010
Dustin

Let’s do it! 🙂 Thanks for everything this year – can’t wait for 2011!

30 12 2010
Jayson Peters

Your Ignite Phoenix presentation was when I really knew the Force was strong with this one! Long live the EU (well, parts of it, anyway…)

31 12 2010
Dustin

Yes, it’s like the EU is a buffet – it all contributes to the whole, but you definitely have your favorites (and indulge in seconds) and your least favorites (the stuff you poke at with the serving spoon with a grimace). LOL

31 12 2010
scarletsp1der

Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary! That is awesome! You’ve accomplished quite a bit…I am in amazement! A definite encouragement to those of us who wish to move forward! Happy Birthday to Pop Goes The Culture!

Have a Happy New Year!

31 12 2010
Dustin

Thanks! And Happy New Year to you – can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store! 🙂

31 12 2010
Dan Wallace

Congrats Dustin! Your success is well-deserved!

2 01 2011
Dustin

Thanks Dan! Can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store for you too! 🙂

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