I've always felt bad for people whose birthdays fall around the holidays. They have to share the spotlight with something huge and impersonal (to them) and I hope that they pretend that the world around them is just celebrating their special day with a holiday-themed blowout party. So when I learned that Hannah M, a devoted member of the The Film Experience community was born on New Year's Eve I vowed to wish her a happy birthday this year. So...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!
And happy birthday to any of you reading who were born during holidays of any sort. I hereby vow as one of my New Year's Resolution to bring back the 'Reader Spotlight' in 2013. That was fun when we were doing it.
As for other resolutions about life here on the blog, feel free to make suggestions in the comments though I'll be aiming for more interviews (albeit more spaced out), video blogging and festival coverage (maybe if I can find the money) and more commemorative hoopla for special films and actors. As always your comments, donations, subscriptions (see right hand sidebar), sharing and liking, and retweeting and whatnot are invaluable to keeping TFE going since this has always been a passion project indie site surrounded by behemoth corporate movie blogs. And more and more of them each year, too! It's not easy. Every year I think it'll be my last and then I here from one of you about what the site means to you or see the odd new subscription donation (one cup of coffee a month - cheap!) and I start typing again.
The point is. The site would have folded long ago without its passionate readership. So here's to next year (we survived 2012!)
MAY YOU ALL HAVE A MEMORABLE NEW YEARS EVE!
And here's to 2013 being a huge step up from 2012, which was a tough year for so many people around the world.
Be safe tonight. xoxoxo