I came into 2013 realizing that I needed to prove myself — especially when it came to this blog. In 2012 I didn’t post frequently and by the summer of that year, between being swamped with work and a hectic schedule overall, this blog kind of fell by the wayside. There were entire months without a single post. If you want to get better at something you have to work at it on a continual basis. In 2013, I set out to do that.
Since then there have been a lot more posts on FilmSwag and I can honestly say I’ve gotten better at being more consistent. I’ve also learned from a lot of blogs and contributors alike from this thing we call the internet. Whether it was current events, movie reviews, or focusing in on particular issues, I tried to do my best in covering them and going beyond what you might see on just a typical news site. Along with that, I think it’s important to look under a variety of stones per say when it comes to topic ideas. These could be news sites, fellow blogs, twitter streams, Facebook posts, or good old fashion television.
As we step toward 2014, collaboration is a goal that I’ll be focusing on. I’m looking forward to working in conjunction with other blogs/bloggers and possibly doing some interviews as well. I’m still working out the concept of FilmSwag Features which would be short videos of people doing artistic works and talking about their passions. Don’t know when that’ll start, but I’ll keep y’all posted. Once again, as always, THANK YOU to all of you who have read this blog or shared it with someone. I definitely do appreciate it. Oh yeah, if you dig this blog, feel free to like our Facebook page which is just to the bottom right of this article. Peace & Blessings in 2014 folks.
Time sure does fly. In the two years since starting this blog, I’ve definitely enjoyed writing about a number of topics connected to film and media. Whether it’s been profiling specific films or TV shows, or controversies within the media, or even just showcasing a music video, I believe at the very least these things can add something to the broader discussion. Acknowledgement, analysis and discussion on topics not heavily covered in mainstream media, I believe, is part of the journey of greater enlightenment about things that may not be familiar to oneself.
In the coming months I plan to debut a new series of articles highlighting local artists/poets/musicians/change agents, under the title of FilmSwag Features. FilmSwag Features will most likely include a small article and a short video on somebody in the art world (doesn’t necessarily have to be film) who is either just starting out or has a message they want to tell. It’s part of a process of highlighting real people doing exemplary things that for whatever reason go unnoticed by many. So definitely look out for that. Also, if anyone has any ideas or topics they would like to see covered, feel free to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. While I can’t promise that I’ll be able to cover every topic somebody leaves in my inbox, I will certainly look into each one.
Finally, I just once again want to say THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who has read my articles, shared my work or commented on this site. It is definitely appreciated. Hell, even if you hate the articles but just come here for the music videos, I appreciate that too. As always, lets continue to keep getting educated together.
I’m always amazed at how fast time moves. 18 months has come out of nowhere just like that. Through it all, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads/tweets/comments/recommends this site.
FilmSwag has continued to grow at an incredible pace and I have YOU the readers to thank for that. Also, big shoutout to those tuning in from Poland, Australia, Latvia, and Germany. I definitely appreciate it. Let’s keep getting educated together.