27 April 2010

Counting Down The Zeroes..in limbo?

Well it's been awhile hasn't it?

It's was rather rude of me, to say the least, to up and leave whilst in the middle of the wonderful Counting Down the Zeroes project. I made valiant attempts to keep it afloat but life, you know, sometimes gets in the way.

It's been a turbulent but amazing 7 months away from this world; of blogging, of online camaraderie, the exchanging of wonderful ideas, news, reviews and gossip about a subject we all care deeply about, but it was a break I desperately needed and I hope I haven't lost any of the good friends I made of the past two years since I began Film for the Soul.


Back to the matter in hand. Counting Down the Zeroes was, to put it mildly, a slog. What I thought would be a mild distraction, a titillating project, turned into a behemoth, much larger and more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The enthusiasm, sacrifice, hard work, dedication and ambition that every contributor put into the project blew me away, I could never imagine that what started out as a chat between myself and another blogger (since you ask, Tony Dayoub from the essential Cinema Viewfinder) could become anything other than a silly idea which would attract half a dozen friends at the best. Over a 100 different writers and 150 plus posts later we still weren't through 2004! Those stats are impossible to ignore and believe me, I don't plan on ignoring them any longer.

I made some promises to a few people around October that I intend to keep, one to Mr Sam Juliano of Wonders in the Dark fame, who has never given up on me in all the time away, thank you for that Sam. Also to Rick Olson (Coosa Creek Cinema) and Chuck Williamson (Out 1) who's articles I have sat on since I fled, sorry fellas, I still have the said pieces and, with your permission, I would still love to post them to wrap up year 2004.

So that's where we are. The question remains, where do we go now? 2005 is the obvious answer but all I want to know is, are you with me?

16 comments:

Jason Soto said...

Go for it, man. Go for it.
-Jason

Ibetolis said...

Oh, thank you Jason. That really made me smile.

J.D. said...

I'm with you, my friend. Any time you want to fire it up again I'll be there to lend a helping hand... and articles!

Ibetolis said...

Thanks mate, you know I'll take you up on that! Great to see you again, if the virtual sense that is, I'll pop over Radiator Heaven in the next day or two to see what you've been up to. Take care.

Tony Dayoub said...

Thanks for the plug, Ric. I'll help you whenever I can.

Stacia said...

Glad to see you back! I'm happy to help with 2005 if you want to give it a go.

Ibetolis said...

Cheers Tony, as always I'll jump at the chance to work with you.

Hey Stacia! Nice to hear from you and thanks for the welcome. 2005 will go ahead, when I'm not quite sure but your officially signed up now, that's it, you can't go back on it, it's a done deal. Sealed and eveything.

I haven't been in the blogsphere for so long, I'll pop by to both your blogs later and catch up with what's going on.

Bob Turnbull said...

"are you with me?"

Never left...

Damn, there's a lot of good ones for 2005. I've got a few I'm leaning towards, but I'll wait until you make an open call.

Good to see you back.

Ibetolis said...

Hey Bob, nicely put. I was the one that walked away.

2005 is indeed a sharp looking year, I'll give you fair warning when I'm ready to go.

Thanks for the warm welcome mate, good to see you again as well.

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