Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Celebrating TWO Years of Blogging Bliss!

Spider-Man Cake
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
Today is the two year anniversary of my lovely blog! I can hardly believe it has already been that long. It just goes to show that when a person is having fun, it goes way faster then a bad time.

My blog inspiration is a bit odd, but I am sure that is not surprising. I had been a reviewer for 4 Color Review since the summer of 2000 (according to my hubby), and had quite a bit of time in there. Then the incredibly cool owner of 4CR decided to take the format to a blog type.

I was horrified. What the hell is a blog??!! Would I be able to figure out how to do that? Once Steve explained it to me, I was fine, and happily did reviews for quite some time.

Then one day it hit me. Why not do my own blog? That way I could take it "Heidi style" so to speak. It wasn't that I was dissatisfied with 4CR, it was just that I had my own ideas.

So two years ago, I went to blogger.com and made it happen. The name is basically to be blunt about the fact that I want to give everyone and everything a fair shake. I always hated the "snarky" type sites and wanted to try and find the positive in as much as I could while judging fairly whatever it was I was reading or viewing.

With that basic premise in hand, I started doing my thing. If I saw something of interest in pop culture, I would take a look. If a movie was cool, I reviewed it. Of course, comics have always been the main focus, but there weren't any limits imposed. To be fair, there weren't any limits with 4CR, but there were other people on board who were doing some of the things I wanted to do, but didn't want to duplicate. Having my own blog basically freed things up.

Today I sit here with a smile on my face. I know I haven't changed the world. I know that there are way more people who don't know this site exists then do. That is okay. I don't have to be world famous. I just want to have a fair chance to say what I want and be judged fairly. That is what Comics Fairplay it all about.

It isn't "walk all over Heidi", it is "give everything a shot until it completely pisses Heidi off". Heh.

At any rate, I love this and hope to continue for a long time to come. I hope that you have had some fun as well. There are so many of you out there that I admire and respect. I hope that the same can be said for myself- at least in the respect department! I read your sites and am impressed on a daily basis. Sometimes it is a "why didn't I think of that" vibe. Other days, I am just plain blown away. Thank you for that.

Here's to many more posts and opportunities! Thank you.


Carl said...

Welp, congrats! Your blog is one of my daily stops. And I usually learn about some new and cool in the comic world. I know it's changed my time on the net. All my best!

Heidi Meeley said...

Thank you so much, Carl! It means a lot to me. I always look forward to hearing from you, and sneak over to your my space from time to time for added wisdom.

Thank you again!