Hello reader! Whether you’re checking out our blog for the first time, or if this is just another visit for you, welcome! At We Bought a Blog, we like to keep it casual, so we wanted to finish off 2019 with a huge thank you.
This year, we ran into problems after getting off the ground, but also came back from adversity. We rallied hard at the end of the year to get the blog back in shape and had lots of fun along the way. Apparently, you did too, allowing us to more than double our readership from 2018. It was really amazing to see the love we felt over the course of the year, and we’re excited about what this means for our future. I just wanted to thank you for making this glorified hobby of mine into something real and special.
With the decade closing up and the year ending, I also wanted to give you a look ahead at some of the things we have planned for 2020.
First up, we’re going to combine our podcast feeds. Our flagship podcast remains We Bought a Pod, and if you haven’t subscribed, don’t worry! We’re launching a new feed in 2020, kicking off the fun with the BEST OF THE DECADE podcast. It’s a big one, clocking in at close to two hours. So we hope you enjoy that one. Additionally, those of you who missed We Bought a Cabin in the Woods, fear not! We’re coming back in 2020 with a renewed focus and new format. Ryan and I will be moving to one or two episodes per month, with one of those pods covering a new release. Additionally, we’re discussing launching the third podcast within our family, but once details are finalized, we’ll go further in-depth.
Second, we’re going to be redesigning the site once more. While 2019’s design was nice, it was not always up to snuff. If you see the site go down for a day or two, don’t worry, we’ll be right back. Keep an eye out for a new interface in the coming weeks.
Finally, we wanted to extend an invitation to those thinking about their own writing careers. We know that it can be tough to start, but I’m willing to listen to anyone that wants to give it a try. However, I want to be honest with you. We don’t generate enough revenue to pay you at the time. This would be a place for you to try your hand at criticism or sending us ideas. If you are interested, please reach out.
As for our schedule over the next couple of months, here are some things to look out for:
JANUARY 5TH – THE GOLDEN GLOBES!
JANUARY 8TH – NEW PODCAST FEED LAUNCHES
JANUARY 9TH TO 12TH – AJ’S “IF I HAD AN OSCAR BALLOT” SERIES
JANUARY 12TH – STAFF TOP 10s
JANUARY 13TH – OSCAR NOMINATIONS!
JANUARY 14TH – FEBRUARY 1 – BEST OF THE DECADE SERIES
JANUARY 27TH – IF AJ VOTED ON THE OSCARS (WITH THE EXISTING NOMINEES)