Today, June 25th, 2009, marks the one year anniversary of the creation of Freddy In Space! It was exactly one short year ago to the day that I finally decided to do what I had wanted to do for years and create my own little niche in the horror world and i'm so glad that I did. I've met some awesome people, i've gotten to talk to several people in the horror community that I greatly admire (some of which have even become fans of the blog), i've been featured on the IMDb homepage three times (one of which was on Halloween!), i've made 553 posts, i've pulled in almost 130,000 hits, and i've even created a secondary blog (Win Free Horror Shit!). But the greatest accomplishment of this past year for me is none of those things. No, my greatest claim to fame is this, in the words of Michael Scott, one of my readers :
"I first encountered your site about a year or so ago. I watched a horror film that I hadn't seen in about 15 years. I was noticing a whole lot of weird stuff that didn't initially register in my pre-adolescent brain. So, after many "what-the-hell?'s I looked it up on the 'ol internet to see if anybody else read it the same way. SO, rest easy. If anybody searches gay, freddy, homosexual, nightmare on elm street 2 together or in some combination, you're the man they'll come to."
I don't know about you, but I take great comfort in that. Thank you Michael, for reminding me what it's truly all about. I might not be the most important man in the horror blogosphere, but I sure do take pride in my accomplishments in the past year. Given the fact that i'm not the kinda guy who usually sticks with things, I also take pride in the fact that the longest span that has gone by in the past year without me making a post was a few days shy of a week. And it only happened one time. Here's to many more years of frequent posting to come. And here's to you guys continuing to read and be entertained by my small hole in the wall of the horror world. I'm currently getting the largest steady stream of hits i've ever gotten, and growing, so I guess i'm doing something right for once, eh? I think i've earned the right to slap some ads on this sumbitch and turn some profits, whadya think?!
And for the record, the Google searches "sweet dark meat" and "glory hole loses penis" will also take you to my site. How do I know this? Because those search terms have actually brought people over to my site in the past. So thank you as well, sick fucks.
One last thank you to my girlfriend Jen, without who I probably never would have created this blog in the first place. Now if you can only convince me to get a job and get the rest of my life on track!