I'm not heavy into anniversaries (if they don't mean a new exciting Elvis release, that is!) But I just couldn't let it pass unnoticed that this is posting number 100 on my blog Elvis Today.
When I started the blog August 16, last year, it wasn't because I wanted to write about news in the Elvis World. After all, a lot of sites were already doing that, and continue to do so very well.
No, what I missed on the Internet were stories of a more personal nature, and therefore I thought it would be nice to share some of the experiences I have because of Elvis. Also, I saw, and still see it, as a way to express my opinions about records, movies, magazines and so on.
At first, I felt the whole thing was kind of an experiment, as I didn't know for how long I would be able to come up with things to write about or if anyone was even interested in what I would have to say. Also, as I have found out along the way, it isn't always easy to find the time to sit down and write about my Elvis related experiences, but when I do I always enjoy it.
And that's the thing that keep me going, the fun I have with Elvis Today. Also, it's a great feeling when some of you leave a comment now and then. To me, that's proof that my blog is being read by Elvis fans such as myself.
A couple of days ago, when I realised I was approaching the 100 mark, I nostalgically read some of my earlier postings and found a comment I hadn't noticed before that led to a site called The Film Frontier:
Anyway, I stumbled across the top-notch Elvis Today blog while looking up info about another Elvis project, This Is Elvis. I watched the 1981 theatrical cut of this rockumentary for the first time in years the other day. Elvis Today is an extremely well-written blog. I was so thrilled to find it that I actually went back and read all 90 or so of its entries. I've not done this for any other blog out there, including the myriad of ones available for Star Trek (there are some Elvis connections there, too; I'll also save them for another day).
Reading that one really made my day. Thank you, Tygrrius.