Thursday, November 17, 2011

First Year Anniversary For A Hero Never Dies. Woo Hoo!


To celebrate my first anniversary as a blogger, later on today I'll be posting my thoughts on Johnnie To's film that gave my blog it's name but before that I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank all the great people I've "met" in the blogging community, who have helped me so much over this past year.

I would also like to thank my wonderful wife, without her tireless effort to support me, the blog just wouldn't have been possible, she proof reads almost all the posts, without which, the syntax would be terrible!

It's passed so quickly, it's hard to believe I've been doing this for a year. I'd been toying around with the idea of putting something out there for a while but never committed to it, and finally started it as more of a distraction than anything else. Now I'm in a position where I no longer need the distraction, I'm in it purely for the enjoyment and the contact with all my friends, and I hope to continue to enjoy all your company for a long time to come.

18 comments:

Jesper said...

Congrats! Keep up the good work and just keep em comin'!

Jon T said...

Congratulations - may there be many more!

Wes M said...

Well done Mart. When you penned your first post did you think you would be still doing it a year later ? I've been privilaged to have been along for most of the ride, and I've learned more about Chinese Cinema from these pages than anywhere else. Best of all is the eclectic mix, which keeps the blog always fresh - we the readers are never quite sure what you're gonna post next and it's one of the reasons we keep coming back ! Happy Birthday Dude !

A hero never dies said...

Cheers fellas, I really appreciate it.

Wes, special thanks to you, this is the kind of comment that keeps you going when blogging feels like another job!

YTSL said...

Congrats on your first anniversary -- and wow, you've only been blogging for one year? In view of that, your number of followers and readers is pretty impressive indeed! :)

Ty said...

Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Keep up the great work!

A hero never dies said...

Hi YTSL,

Thank you, I'm not sure that I really have that many readers, not the ones who read virtually everything I put out anyway. The numbers don't really matter, it's all about the comments for me. I do really value the readers who keep coming back and interacting, much like you!

A hero never dies said...

Thanks Ty, I'm keeping on with the hard work, don't know about great.

robotGEEK said...

Wow! I have to agree with YTSL, for only having done this a year, you've got quite an impressive number of followers. So kudos to you! I'm nowhere "near" that! lol. But maybe one day.
Keep up the great work and yes! Keep hem coming!

Rich said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I looked up Hero Never Dies after reading your blog, and loved it. Nice one!

mr c said...

kudos to you for doing a GREAT job on putting the spotlight back on hong kong cinema! Love the cool crap posts, too! keep on truckin' & have fun doing it!

Matt-suzaka said...

Congrats on the first anniversary! Your taste is impeccable, and I always love anyone that shows true love for the types of genre films you do. Here's to another year, followed by another, and another, and another and...

Dusty McGowan said...

Way to soldier on! This is a great blog, especially for a newbie to the genre such as myself. Keep at it, writing is in itself its own reward.

Congrats.

A hero never dies said...

rG. Thanks man, if only they all actually read the blog and left comments! Your enthusiasm will take you past me in time rG, I'm sure of that.

Rich, Thank you, thats a great thing to say, I'd love to hear your take on it.

A hero never dies said...

mr c. I love most genre cinema but HK film is absolutely my first love, and after the early to mid 90's interest seems to have waned. I just want to keep it burning as long as possible. More Cool Crap is on it's way soon! Thanks.

Matt. Thank you, that means plenty to me, really appreciate it!

Dusty. I hope people do search out the movies I cover, well the good ones anyway. I try to only cover stuff that I find something worthwhile in, although the occasional turd does slip through. Thanks man.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Congratulations on your first blog anniversary! Here's to many more!

A hero never dies said...

BT. Thanks, really appreciate it.

The Diary of a Milkman said...

Just found your site, and I'm loving it. Keep up the great work! \m/

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