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4 Things To Know About The Box Office Junkie’s Summer

May 13, 2009

It’s List Wednesday, and I’m here in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, soaking up the sun, swimming in the ocean, and finding some shark teeth! With a collection of over 10,000 at my house, shark tooth hunting actually is one of my family’s favorite pastimes (random, right?), though it’s pretty difficult in NC, which is a bit too far North for sharks. Anyway, I thought I’d use this opportunity to give you a short overview of what TBOJ’s future is looking like for the next three months. The Box Office Junkie has been doing really well lately. Traffic is increasing (about 400 visitors a day) and occasionally really good (over 2,000 visitors on Saturday- Thanks Trekkies!), so that’s been nice to watch. Also, I feel like I’ve really gotten into a rhythm of writing posts, and some of you readers have gotten into a rhythm of commenting, which is seriously so rewarding. There’s been a lot of cool stuff going on in the world of movies, which makes writing fun, and some various websites have been linking to me (like this and this), which makes writing even more fun! On top of that, a tiny bit of ad revenue has started to roll in! Blogging has officially becme my hobby. I love doing it, and despite my previous ambivalence, I’m sticking with this site for as long as I can.

As happy as I am here at TBOJ, though, I regret to inform you that I’ve already committed my Summer away. I’m working at an incredible Christian sports camp in the hills of Western Pennsylvania called Summer’s Best Two Weeks, and I’m headed there this weekend. Between my years as a camper and as a counselor, this will be my tenth straight summer at SB2W, and I’m so excited to serve there again. Unfortunately, my presence at camp means I will have extremely limited internet access until mid-August. Here’s what that means for this Summer:

1. Limited Posting Capability
This is probably pretty obvious, but I promise, I’ll try to write up some short posts on my days off from camp! Plus, Reed will still be around to contribute! Posts will be sparse, but they will certainly be present!

2. Guest bloggers may appear?
That is, if anyone ever takes me up on the offer! If you write about movies, the box office, or anything of the sort, I’d love for you to write a post for TBOJ this Summer! Email if you want to help out and write something up.

3. I am NOT gone for good.
The Box Office Junkie will be back in full force by the Fall. Don’t you worry, and don’t you leave in my absence! Your readership is tremendously meaningful to me, and I look forward to conversing with all you guys more regularly after the Summer Break!

4. TBOJ can keep growing!
Sometimes, when I look at my traffic on a day-to-day basis, I get so concerned about the health of TBOJ, but then I just think about last Summer. Last year, despite my absence from TBOJ, the site grew tremendously, due to increased numbers of links and comments, which lead to increased search engine traffic. Here’s to hoping the same thing can happen this Summer! You can help the cause by passing along the address to The Box Office Junkie to all your friends, especially the ones that love movies or economics!

I’m really going to miss this. You guys are awesome.