But let's put it this way, guys. I'm so thankful for this blog. It has made my life wonderful in so many ways. What started out as simply a little project for myself - a way to put down all my thoughts about the genre I loved best - it has turned into one of the most important aspects of my life.
The horror community is a mixed pot. There's a lot of competition for attention. Some fighting amongst bloggers. A lot of jonesing for positions of prestige or influence. A lot of ridiculous antics that come and go. But more often than not, it's just a mutual affection between those who care about the same singular thing.
I've been lucky with this blog. Besides meeting fantabulous (just made that up) people, I've gotten a lot of really amazing opportunities thrown my way - getting published in both Paracinema and Fangoria have to be sitting at the top of that list.
I also need to mention that Fascination with Fear has been nominated for the first time for a Rondo Hatton Award - one of the most prestigious honors for someone in the horror community. If you feel so inclined, you can still vote for FWF (up until April 7) for this distinguished award.
Like everyone always says, it's just an honor to be nominated. And that's the truth.
Kindertrauma and Day of the Woman, and being able to share ideas and posts with a whole slew of great bloggers over the years.
This blog has been such a big part of my life for the past five years that now I can't imagine not having it.
And now I share it with my blogging counterpart, Marie. Last year around this time I did a little searching to find someone to help keep the blog updated because of some real-life horrors that were getting me down and preventing me from posting as often as I'd like. Thankfully, Marie happened into my life and she has been the burst of freshness that FWF needed. So I thank her SO much for helping me and most of all for being such a wonderful friend!
In closing, I just want to thank everyone for supporting Fascination with Fear over the years. There's more to come, so stay tuned! And don't forget, comments are a blogger's catnip, so don't be a stranger!