Happy 2014 everyone! Hope you resolution makers become resolution keepers by year's end! I have made (and kept) resolutions in the past so best of luck to those of you who are looking forward to making some changes for the better in 2014.
2013 was a great year for RD80s and I'm looking forward to what 2014 has in store. I changed the site's template in July back to more of a blog format which seems to have "clicked" with my everyone. RD80s received over 300,000 pageviews this past year (over 225,000 since the template change in July) which is mindblowing to me. Thank you all so much for "playing along" and giving me encouragement to keep blogging!
Here are some personal resolutions for 2014:
More RD80s Podcasts: The feedback on the initial podcast was great and I want to keep it going. I actually have audio recorded to produce more episodes, but have lacked the production time and motivation. I hope to get back in the production studio soon to keep the podcast alive!
More Blogging: I continually get ideas for blogposts all the time and anticipate much more blogging on RD80s and also as a staff writer for the UnderScoopFire.Com website. Really wish this was my full time job!
Continue My Memoir: I laid out the foundation for a personal memoir a couple months ago which is mainly about some of my experiences as a child of the '80s. I'd like to complete it and see if any publishing opportunities could happen.
So there is my focus for 2014. Part of the blogging experience is also passing along content from other sites and connecting with other '80s bloggers. I hope to continue The Weekly Links as the main part of sharing the '80s community with my followers!
- If you've got little munchkins running around the house like I do, here are some nicknames ideas based on '80s cartoon characters. In the teething phase? Try "Trapjaw."
What's The Damage? Die Hard (1988) - CinemaSins YouTube Channel
- Found this video via The Laughing Squid. It's a fun idea of totaling up the damage caused in action movies. I bet Rambo's bill from that little town in the Northwest and the Army in First Blood was pretty expensive too.
- Great list and looking forward to part two. Some of the singles were surprising that never made the Top 40 even though they are popular on 80s radio stations today. (Prime example: Modern English "I Melt With You")