Thursday, November 26, 2009

What I'm Thankful For This Year...

...(In addition to the usual friends and family and that sorta thing)...

Is you guys. Seriously, all corniness aside, the outpouring of kind words and support in the past week or so since I made that post about my job getting me down and negatively impacting my blogging has been incredible. I completely underestimated you guys when I thought you would lose interest in the blog or stop reading entirely because I wasn't posting as much as I used to. I now realize that my loyal readers are just that, loyal, and will be coming around whether i'm posting as frequently as usual or not. That makes me very happy and makes me feel a whole lot better about the whole thing. So thank you so much to all who commented on that post and offered their support. It means a whole hell of a lot to me, more than I can express with mere words.

I'd also like to give special thanks to two readers/fellow bloggers who went out of their way to send me e-mail's with their support. One of the best things about this whole horror blogging thing is the community of it all and these e-mail's really showed me how tightly knit the community of horror blogging is, despite the fact that most of us have never actually even met in person. So this Thanksgiving, I am also very thankful to be a part of that community.

First off, I got a long and incredibly positive and uplifting e-mail from Zach S. over at Z For Zombies - probably the greatest e-mail I have ever received. I'm not gonna post the whole thing as it's kinda personal and i'm not sure he'd want me posting what he wrote personally to me on here, but I will post one of my favorite excerpts. Zach was talking about how I embrace my horror geekery and how he himself is sometimes mocked by friends and family for his love of zombies and comic books and he said, and I quote - "you seem to wield that geekdom like Conan does a broadsword." I like to think that I do, Zach! This guy rocks, so go check out his blog and become a follower - I insist! Also check out this post in particular, which announces the first ever Z For Zombies contest and Zach even shows off the winnings of a recent prize package he won from Freddy In Space!

The second e-mail I got was from Mike S. over at All Things Horror Online, and he was just as supportive and awesome. So be sure to head over to All Things Horror and become a follower of him too!

Thanks so much to both of you, you've really inspired me and made me remember why I started doing this in the first place. I hope that you guys stick to blogging about horror for many many years to come and wish you continued success. I know neither of you did it to earn cheap plugs, but since you showed your support for me, I had to show my support for you - thus, cheap plugs!

Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

8 comments:

Cins said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Without you there would be no Creepy Kitch. You're awesome, Johnny.:)

Johnny said...

Well i'm glad there's a Creepy Kitch, i'll tell ya that much! =)

Zach S. said...

thanks for the love. keep on keepin' on. I'm excited to see what the new year will bring...

Wings said...

Glad you know how important you are to all us out here!

EyeloveMetal said...

I'm glad your faith in blogging has been restored! while I may not be a devout and die hard horror fan as yourself, and most of your fans, I do enjoy horror, and do thoroughly enjoy your blog.. so please, as zach said, "keep on, keepin' on" and please, keep on burning those horror dvds and giving them to me! I love being the guy who saw the better version of PA, thanks to my horror insider buddy! you are bragged about on occasion...

B-Movie Becky said...

Zach and Mike are definitely awesome guys. Happy thanksgiving! :D

Carl (ILHM) said...

Agreed man, the Horror community is the antithesis of what anyone makes us out to be, and I am thankful to be among supportive friends as well. Hope you and Jenn had a wonderful thanksgiving homeslice!

Mike Snoonian said...

Thanks for the kind words and plug, but more importantly, it looks like you've got your juju back and we're all happy for that. seriously, FiS is a freaking joy to read.