August 20, 2008

Celebrating an Anniversary, and a New Beginning!

I launched Frankensteinia one year ago, today.

I didn’t pick August 20 for any special reason. I was just raring to go, ready or not. I applied Ray Bradbury’s advice, something about jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down. I think I’ve done OK.

The blog today looks and feels a lot like I had hoped it would. That’s probably the best thing you can say about your own work.

My greatest accomplishment, I think, was sticking to my self-imposed mandate: Be accurate with information and honest with opinions, don’t let the blog encroach upon personal and professional pursuits, and have fun. The “fun” part is really what has kept me going.

Most of the fun comes from meeting people through the blog. Thanks to everyone who posted comments, to those who wrote, shared information and contributed, and those who reviewed and supported the blog. I’ve made some real friends here, and I am very grateful for that.

I thought I should do something special to mark this first anniversary, a celebratory gift, if you will, from me to you, my friends and readers. Here it is…

I may be a year older but, apparently, none the wiser... I’m launching a new blog!

Frankensteinia’s new sister blog is called MONSTER CRAZY — I think that title should be all caps, all the time — and it’s a tumblelog devoted to the imagery of monster pop culture. Consider the blog’s subtitle: “Art, Esthetics, Design, and Monsters”.


I made my first post there today. Click the graphic and you'll be whisked over, but please keep in mind that it’ll take a week or so to get enough stuff up before the style, the feel and the orientation of MONSTER CRAZY kick into gear.

I gave myself a mandate for MONSTER CRAZY: Post often, don’t let it take any time away from my dedication to Frankensteinia, don’t let it encroach upon personal and professional pursuits, and... HAVE FUN!

I hope you’ll share in the fun of MONSTER CRAZY. There’s no way to comment on Tumblr, but you can post your thoughts here, or email me. I’d like to know what you think.

Cheers!


14 comments:

Max the drunken severed head said...

I'm honored to be the first to congratulate you on your anniversary! (Or I'm just too dumb to be sleeping when everyone else is!)

I love FRANKENSTEINIA, and I love you, you crazy man.

You...friend! Friend...good!

rob! said...

ha! cool! see, like me, you've learned one blog is NEVER ENOUGH.

congrats on the anniversary!

Dread said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I can't tell you how much I appreciate this blog. It's easily the best on the net.

Uncle Ernie said...

I'm glad you are around and there is always room for more.

Wich2 said...

Sincere congrats, and continued best wishes, for a "go-to" site, Pierre!

-Craig "Sometime Monster" W.

Richard said...

Congratulations, Pierre! Frankensteinia is a daily visit for me, and I'll now have to find another few minutes in my day for MONSTER CRAZY. And I'm delighted to do it. Thanks for a terrific year with Boris K. and Mary S. and all the rest.

John W. Morehead said...

Congratulations, my friend. It has been a little over a year for me as well. I'm proud to have you as a fellow LOTT D member.

Tenebrous Kate said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone and maintaining an amazing, must-read site. Here's to many more years of Monsterlicious goodness :)

And lo--what's this? A second project??? I look forward to EVEN MORE excellence from your corner of the web. I'm on the edge of my seat, Pierre!

Tim Lucas said...

Congratulations to one of the most interesting monster blogs on the web!

Pierre Fournier said...

Ladies, Gentlemen... and Max, thank you. It is your friendship and your good company that motivates me.

Fiendenstein said...

Congrats on the milestone, and keep up the awesome work, I'm a huge fan of the blog and appreciate the hard work!

Plaidstallions said...

Love your blog, here's to many more years!

ARBOGAST said...

The focus and all around excellence of this blog is both an inspiration to me and a nagging finger tsk-tsk-ing me for being glib and frivolous when you are, time after time, informative and astonishing. I hate that about you!

Frankensteinia good!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And MANY more!