A Big Weekend
First, let me begin by welcoming our newest writer, Jeffrey R. Johnson. I asked Jeff to step in and offer up some commentary and review. Jeff is a very important part of the film scene here in West Texas through his involvement with the Basin Film Society and the Desert Reel Film Festival. In fact, he's a founding member of both organizations. I came on the scene long after the fact. I need Jeff around this place so we can review more films and update the blog more frequently. Jeff is also a screenwriter and filmmaker in his own right. Check out his production company at El Jefe Productions.
Alas, Brady Hendricks, my other ace contributor, is currently going to school, working two jobs, and still trying to find time to work with me on a screenplay and short film. He's way too busy to contribute to The Hot Corner the way I know he wanted to and that's okay. He's still considered a contributor and can post any time he wants. Jeff and Brady are getting paid the same big bucks I am so remember—you get what you pay for.
Second, and this is probably the biggest news of all (no offense Jeff), Bull Durham's Hot Corner and yours truly earned a brief nod in the Midland Reporter Telegram yesterday. The article can be found over at MyWestTexas.Com and it includes a quote from my oldest blogging bud George Johns of Sleepless in Midland. We at The Hot Corner have always known that George was a pioneer in the blogging field because he was the first one foolish enough to link to our site! The article also discusses several other Midland blogs, including Jessica's Well. In fact, I should be flattered because I was the only blog mentioned that wasn't from Midland. And I am flattered.
Third, we've had over 200 unique visitors to The Hot Corner for the second week in a row! We have more links to our blog than ever before and so we continue to be the fastest growing, hippest, tightest movie blog on planet earth! Thanks to you! Make sure you tell your friends about us and make sure you click on an add or two so we can pay the bills.
Fourth, speaking of bills, we're looking to move to our domain in the very near future. It's going to cost us around 20 bucks a month to do so. Did I mention you need to click on the ads?
Fifth, and finally, to celebrate all this good fortune I’ve got 10 Gmail invites to the first 10 bloggers willing to link to our site. All you have to do is add the link to your blog and notify us via Email or comment. Make sure you give us your Email so we can send you the invitation. For those of you who don’t know about Gmail it is Google’s version of Email that is still in the beta stage. Accounts are available by invitation only at this time and their system allows for an entire gig (1 GB) of storage space. Compare that to Yahoo’s 250 MB and you can start to get the picture. If you've already linked our site to your blog and you're interested in having a Gmail account, just let me know. I have a few invitations reserved for you too.
Thanks for your support and we hope to continue bringing you the best in movie news, review, and commentary for many years to come. "Everything is going so well!"
Oh, and by the way, you are in the right place Jeff!
M. Chad Durham