It’s the very end of the year, and it’s time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished here in our humble little blog.
We’ve had a pretty epic year here at PopCult. We brought you more posts and original video than ever before. We made a lot of people happy and a few people grumpy. Mainly, we followed our marching orders to tell you about cool stuff that you might otherwise miss. We even encountered the sincerest form of flattery from the other paper back in February when they decided to start a new pop culture blog of their own with a similar name and even started posting videos of local bands peforming their original music. I wonder where they got the idea?
Still, the more the merrier. I’m not going to complain about the local scene getting more coverage. I just hope they’re going to try a little harder to keep up. I’ve crunched the numbers. This year, PopCult has featured…
521 total posts
12 full-length episodes of Radio Free Charleston
35 episodes of The RFC MINI SHOW
37 newly- remastered episodes of vintage Radio Free Charleston shows
41 original videos produced especially for PopCult
52 editions each of The PopCulteer, Monday Morning Art and Sunday Evening Videos
Countless book, toy, comic book and theater reviews (that means I was too lazy to count them)
Fresh content every day for 365 days
Over thirty hours of original video
It’s been a good year. I hope our competition is ready for a challenge, because 2015 is going to be even bigger. When I started doing PopCult in 2005, and really up until early 2012, I felt like I wasn’t really providing enough content to be considered a real blogger. Since then, and especially now, I think I’m doing a pretty decent job. In fact, I have another little milestone coming up on Friday. I’ve been patting myself on my back a bit too much of late, so I’ll just mention it with a short item in The PopCulteer.
A Late Note: Just as this piece was due to be published, word comes down that the author of the pop culture blog at the Daily Mail is leaving his post for another job. There’s no word about whether his replacement will continue the blog. I sort of hope he does. I found the competition to be invigorating, even if it did seem like he gave up sometime around August.
Thanks for reading. I hope you all have a great New Year!
Your PopCulteer, Rudy Panucci