Sunday, March 04, 2007

One Year Old



So it was exactly one year ago today that I started this blog. My goal was to write 200 posts in one year. So far there have been 182 (not including this one) so I got pretty close. It probably seems hard to believe there have been so many but when I first started I was writing three or more a week. I wasn't quite so busy back then. Now I am so busy that I am lucky to post once a week! However I can promise you that I will keep posting when I can and someday I will pick up the pace again. I have a giant collection of half-written posts, many of them just waiting until I can get time to scan all the artwork I want to use as examples. There are plenty more posts to come.

In any case, it's been a blast, and thanks to everyone for all of the nice and thoughtful comments over the past year.

25 comments:

Malcolm Tredinnick said...

I'm going to de-lurk just briefly to say thankyou for the quality content. I probably started "listening" about 8 months ago and have really enjoyed your detailed posts. Given the amount of work going into each article, even one a week is an impressive effort, so thanks for making the time.

I cannot count how many of your posts I've noted down as examples of the principles that appear in animation and film-making books. Clearly explained examples -- from movies I enjoyed as a child, no less -- are great. Some of us (me!) aren't artistically talented enough to always spot some of the subtleties without these sorts of articles.

(And please don't stop now!)

Ben Mauro said...

i am going to de-lurk myself as well. thanks so much for keeping this up, it has been very informative and helpful.

don't stop.

Ninja Dodo said...

A happy birthday to the Seven Golden Camels! Your posts never cease to entertain and educate. :)

Benjamin said...

And what a year it was! I can only hope you'll continue to talk about and show such educative and inspiring things for a long time to come. I've sure gotten a lot out of this blog this past year. Thank you!

Mathieu said...

On behalf of those who never comment, including me ( except for this time offcourse) Thanks so much for dooing this. This is just like a candy shop for anyone interested in animation.

So thanks again
Ciao
Mathieu Vierendeel
http://mathieuv.wordpress.com/

afroman said...

happy brithday to one of my favourite blogs! I agree with everyone; your posts are high in quality, interesting and incredibly helpful! Thank you for the time you have put into it.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Mark!!! Congrats sir!
The Temple is still one of my favorite blogs! If I happen to check in and there is nothing new, then I rifle through your archives! I love it!
Keep it up!

MrFun said...

You never let us down, Mark. Thanks for a job well done. Keep posting as time permits.

Now, back to that day job.

Anonymous said...

thanks for a great blog mark. Keep it up!

David Cousens said...

Happy "birthday" Mark! Thanks again for sharing so many great insights with us! You're the best.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, congratulations, and what a great little drawing! :)

benwithcappuccino said...

my god, THANKS TO YOU!you give us a new view in the beautiful word of design,a huge thanks for your amazing work! thanks..really thanks, you change my mind in many different ways..

Randeep Katari said...

Mr. Kennedy,

Congrats on the blogaversary! I love your posts, and can always look forward to quality content. Keep it up, and I'll be checking back...and hopefully seeing you in the summer!!!

-R.

Sandra Khoo said...

WOOHOO! Happy being 1 year old already!Thanx for creating this blog in the first place,Mark. It has been both entertaining and inpiring. Hope to see more posts in future when you can. No pressure...:P

JP said...

This blog is great! Posts are always intelligent and inspiring. I really missed it during the New Year break!

F4T C4T said...

Another de-lurker here, just wanted to add my thanks and congrats to you! Here's to many more informative and interesting posts! Hip hip hoo-ray!

andy said...

Hey Mark, Congratulations!
This blog has been an absolute treasure-trove of information and inspiration over the past year, thanks so much for all the time and effort you've put into sharing the many nuggets of wisdom you've posted here, Cheers!

matt said...

Congrats, Mark! Looking forward to more.

Alina Chau said...

Fun illo!

prigmore1 said...

Happy blog aniversary. Your posts have been an incredible source of inspiration. We need more people in the industry like you. keep it up!

Bobby Pontillas said...

Happy bday 7 Golden Camels!

mark kennedy said...

Thanks for all of the nice thoughts and thanks to all who de-lurked! Good to know who is out there and that someone is getting something out of all this!

Thanks guys!

samacleod said...

Yeah, you win for most educational blog! Thanks so much for the gems, Mark!

Michael said...

Congratulations, Mark!
It's amazing how much material accumulates over a year.

Always a pleasure to read, too.
I hope the camels are feeling well.

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