22
Nov
2012
Thank You From Review To Be Named
Thank You
Jordan
Once a year (and no more often, because we Americans are busy), we sit down and look at what we are thankful for in our lives. Everyone on staff here at Review To Be Named is thankful for quite a lot in their personal lives, to be sure, and I have a litany of things to be grateful for on a daily basis. But I wanted to take a moment today, in honor of Thanksgiving, and in honor of our 1,000th post, to thank each and every one of you who make this website possible on a day to day basis.

Review To Be Named has been around, and expanding, for over three years now, and has grown in ways I never would have dreamed when I sat down to write an introduction to myself as an amateur critic way back in 2009 (remember 2009? When How I Met Your Mother was still good, Pixar made us all weep openly with Up, and I didn't know enough about music to be making references to things that were happening there?). Three years later, I'm still an amateur, but I've had the opportunity to write about dozens of films and television shows, covering some of my favorites (and even, for a brief but interminable season, Glee) on a weekly basis, and to expand my pop culture knowledge into the realms of music and comics. It's been a wild ride, and I wouldn't trade one second of it for anything.

None of this would have been possible, though, without the best staff around. This is a group of people (a group that is blessedly always growing larger) who take time out of their lives to write about and discuss pop culture for no other reason than that they like to do it. This is a group of people who reads (or pretends to read, or immediately deletes) a ridiculous amount of foolish emails from me goading them into spending even more of their precious free time producing content for the site. This is a group of people who together make Review To Be Named run day in and day out through sheer dedication and force of will. Some of you have been my friends for decades, some of you have never even met me face to face, yet all of you are an invaluable part of my life, and too, a part of the lives of our readers.

Which brings me to the biggest group I want to thank in this (not so brief) missive: the readership of Review To Be Named. You have let us all into your lives, some of you on a daily basis. You have made us a part of your personal pop culture conversation, have welcomed our opinions whether you agree with them or not, and have taken the time to consider our thoughts. You make what we do here worthwhile, and for that I am eternally grateful. If nothing else, you have given a group of pop culture obsessives an excuse to write about what drives us, culturally, and to share our own thoughts and experiences with our own little slice of the world. Some days, you're the only thing holding us back from just screaming our thoughts on The Good Wife at a brick wall until we are dragged away.

So thank you. Thank you all. Our big Year End list season is about to kick into gear, and I hope you all enjoy it, or take the time to tell us how absurdly wrong we are. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and here's to many more years of zany Review To Be Named antics.

-Jordan
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