Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Zoinks!: Zippy the Pinhead Says Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah As We Come to the End of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

Well peeps, it appears that the month long entity known as the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge, or the BFAtZAC as all the cool kids are calling it, is at an end. Hence all the Z's in the post's title. Many of the bloggers involved in this so-called challenge, have talked about how tiring it is to blog 26 days out of the month. Really? I just don't see it. Granted, I average around twenty posts a month as it is (many of the aforementioned tired bloggers seem to post an average of four or five times a month) so stretching it to 26 just ain't all that bad. After all, I do like talking about stuff I like, and that is all I do through my blog, so there's always that too. Basically, I like to ramble and babble and all that jazz, so it ain't a-hurtin' me none. I did pick up some fresh new followers during this period though (and some I am following as well) and hopefully these fresh new followers will stick around to see what's in store for the future of All Things Kevyn.

For several years, I ran a cinema-centric blog called The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World (now defunct), and just recently began All Things Kevyn. Back in November to be exact. Back on November 24, 2013, to be even more exact. Anyhoo, sometime during the A to Z Challenge, I posted my 100th post here at All Things Kevyn (the one on PEZ, for those who want to know the details) and just wanted to pat myself on the back for reaching that goal in less than five months. It took just over ten months to do the same thing at The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World (I became a bit more prolific after the first year over there, and would end up averaging at least 22 posts per month for a long while). Anyhoo (again) I digress. All I really wanted to say here, in my challenge closing remarks, is that I had a good time, and perhaps you too had a good time. But enough of what is behind us. What exactly is ahead? Well, let me tell ya'll.

First off, tomorrow I will be announcing who won our Star Trek Captains Poll, which ends tonight at midnight EST. I will also be kicking off a brand new poll. It's going to be quite fab. After that, there will be new editions of many of my regular series', including Spectacularly Bad TV, Some of My Favourite Things, The Great Albums, Heavenly Body of the Week, Classic Cinema Corner, and The Great Recasting, as well as some brand new regular features, including The Alphabet Game (inspired by the A to Z Challenge) and Don't Touch the Silver Surfer. More on these last two later.  And don't worry, good ole Rufus Dangerman will keep on making his presence known with his monthly guest post. I know you were worried about that, he says with a snarky tone. There will also be new La-La & Lu-Lu strips, as well as the long-awaited (by some, at least) debut of Smiley-Face Land Adventures. And, of course, there will be lots of new Top Ten Lists comin' your way. I will also keep going with new release film reviews and add in some TV reviews as well. And my comic book reviews for ComicSpectrum and Top Tens for Geek League of America, will also be continuing.

But enough of this rambling (see, I told you I like to do that), as Zippy is crooning above, we gotta go. It has been my pleasure to serve you during the BFAtZAC (see, I'm one of the cool kids) and I hope if ya liked what you've seen lo this past month, you will stick around and keep checking out just what All Things Kevyn is all about. Because I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Yeah, I'll probably go back down to my regular run of 20-22 posts per month, but all the fun stuff (well, some people think it fun stuff) will keep on keepin' on, as they say. All the pop culture-y fun that you have come to expect from All Things Kevyn, and The All Things Kevyn Entertainment Network (the boilerplate behind the blog), will keep on keepin' on, baby! After all, the blog's tagline does read, "Anything that pops into my head, might just pop up on this blog. So there!" And since this is a Zippy kinda post, I thought I would leave you with my own Zippy-fied comic strip, endorsed by the Zippy creator himself. Seriously, I sent it to Bill Griffith, and he actually liked it - or least said he liked it. Either way works for me. That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


8 comments:

  1. Someday someone has to explain to me why the song pronounces "Louie, Louie" as "Lew-EYE, Lew-EYE"... According to Wikipedia, "The song was originally written and performed in the style of a Jamaican ballad. It tells, in simple verse–chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love." Is that the way they pronounce Louie in Jamaica? Ha.

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    1. Congratulations on making it through the A-Z Challenge, too!

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  2. I think it is pronounced that way just because it sounds all that much cooler that way. Thanx for the congrats, and same to you. Hope to keep seeing ya 'round the web.

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    1. I plan to keep visiting. Your blog reminds me of my own, with an "I'm gonna write about stuff that interests ME, and I hope you like it, too" attitude. I like that.

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  3. U know I'll be stickin' around. Can't get rid of the Dangerman!! Keep on keepin' on, Buddy Boy. I'll be back on the East Coast this Summer. Maybe we can check each other in person, 'stead o' this cyberworld. Am lookin' forward to the whole TV schedule thing you were tellin' me about, a while back. You said it would be up and runnin' in May, right?

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  4. Well I will be sticking around...like that fly paper that gets attached to your hand and can't get rid of:) I can ramble too as you may have noticed here. I definitely post less since I create cards but will write for the insecure writer support group...even though I am not a writer. I have been more busy checking out people's blogs and finding that an adventure. So now Zing went the strings of my heart as I say I did my first A to Z or BFAT ZAC:)

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  5. Congrats on finishing the BFAtZAC! I'm glad I stumbled upon this repository of pop culture and I'll definitely be back for more fun.

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  6. Thanx to all my new A to Z buds (and my old buds, Rufus). April is NOT the cruellest month. The challenge was a blast, and now we move on, into the future. Good stuff ahead, baby!

    See ya'll 'round the web.

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