Blogoversary: Ten Years of Blogging Pride & Prejudice!
On this day (May 29th, 2007), exactly a decade ago, I started this little P&P fan blog. Wow, 10 long years!!! I can't believe it's been 10 years already! It seems just like yesterday, I was a newbie to Blogger...and was learning and figuring out how to post, let alone, add codes and contents to this blog. I never thought I'd be blogging about all things P&P, not too mention this long, but it's all because of my on going love for this 2005 movie version of Pride & Prejudice and the amazing actors who portrayed my favorite P&P characters brilliantly on this 4th-time Oscar nominated film. I've really enjoyed blogging here and posting all things P&P (though in recent years it's been mostly about P&P actors and their TV & Film project news articles) and Austen related topics as frequently as I've been able to for all these 10 amazing years. Well, you know what they say, time flies when you're having so much fun. Indeed, it had flown by so quickly as the 2005 movie has already celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 and will be celebrating its 12th year anniversary (in September [UK] and November [US])! I must say, I have loved and enjoyed posting here and keeping this blog updated as often as I could (or have the time to...which seems to be a lot lately!) for years.
So, yeah, ten years ago today (May 29th), I started this blog as just an archived for P&P movie news and articles...and now a decade later, this blog is still here and has expanded to a much bigger and frequently (almost daily) updated blog with all things Pride & Prejudice (esp. the 2005 film and its actors/cast and their TV & film projects' news and more) and Jane Austen related news/articles/movies (ie. Becoming Jane, The Jane Austen Book Club, Lost In Austen, Aisha, From Prada to Nada, A Modern Pride and Prejudice, Austenland, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Death Comes To Pemberley, etc.).
Here's one of my previous posts that relates to how I started this blog: Confessions of a P&P Blogger
Also, some of my favorite P&P movie related posts that you might enjoy viewing and reading (if you haven't already read them)...
All the posts: Pride & Prejudice (2005) movie's 10th Year Anniversary
My 10 Pride & Prejudice 10th Year Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray Wishlist
Pride and Prejudice 200 posts
Film Soundtrack Spotlight: Original Music from Pride & Prejudice by Dario Marianelli
P&P 200: Why You Should Watch Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice Adaptation...
A lovely surprise from Mr. Macfadyen on my mailbox!
A lovely and unexpected reply from Miss Rosamund Pike!
16 Beautiful Things I love about the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film
Watching Pride & Prejudice film on Blu-ray
Photos: P&P Filming Locations (updated)
Photos: Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall as Pride & Prejudice's Pemberley and Inn at Lambton (P&P/Derbyshire filming locations)
My first European trip (September 2010)
My First European Trip (part 2)
THANKS TO EVERYONE especially to all the daily visitors, readers, subscribers, contributors (thanks a lot, as always, to my friends over at my old P&P '05 Forum especially JW, Liz, Stephie, Kate, Michelle (aka Mary Bennet) and these 3 multi-talented ladies: Antonella, Rachel and Giulia/Eowyn for all your help on the previous arts/banners used here in this blog and at the forum. I love, appreciate, and can't thank the 3 of you enough for your beautiful arts/wallpapers/P&P videos contributions to my old lil' P&P fan forum/community), to my wonderful friend Maia, for your P&P movie related contributions to this blog. Love you and appreciate you! to all the P&P fans/friends on this P&P Blog's Facebook page (ie. fellow Devoted Fans of P&P 2005 FB co-founders/co-admins/friends Jessica Tapia and Audrey Lawrence) and all my wonderful twitter/FB/IG/Tumblr friends (you all know who you are). Thanks a lot ladies!
SPECIAL THANKS to the following Contributors and Guest Bloggers (over the years to now) to this blog:
(in no particular order)
Sharon Lathan (of Austen Authors)
Laurie Viera Rigler
Laurel Ann Natress (of Austenprose)
Barbara Tiller Cole
Regina Jeffers (of Austen Authors)
Other Authors/Screenwriters and Actors I've Interviewed here in recent years...
Deborah Moggach - Pride & Prejudice (2005) film's Screenwriter
Teri Wilson - Author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy novel
Cindy Busby - Actress of Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016 Hallmark Movie)
And most of all, THANK YOU to all the P&P fans around the world who are fans of this amazingly beautiful film, of course, and all the P&P cast/actors featured on this blog (ie. Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Talulah Riley, Brenda Blethyn, and Donald Sutherland to name some as well as director Joe Wright)...for without you all and the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, this Blog wouldn't have started or made it this ten years long. Hope to keep this blog around and to continue to blog all things P&P/Austen related topics for another five to ten years...or for as long as I can and keep this movie alive and going for many, many years to come.
Pride & Prejudice (2005) Blog stats by the #s:
Total Blog Posts/Articles: 2775 (2,452 last year)
Total Blog Followers: 201 (213 last year)
Total Comments: 1150 (and counting...988 last year)
Total Pageviews last month: 52,075
Pageviews All Time History: 2,781,695 (last year on this day it was 2,095,005)
New Blog Theme Design/Layout: Since it's been 10 years, I decided to finally changed the old theme designed layout to a completely new one (as you may have noticed, I've just changed it tonight...and have been playing around with background colors, text/font colors, images, etc., As previously, I've kept the same layout and design in the last few years, as I've always loved it the way it is, and occasionally changed the header banner) slightly and fixed the side bars as well as changed the header banner (see a screen shots of the previous ones over the years below) with a new one I made above. I thought it's time for a brand new look and what better way to do so than today, on it's 10th year anniversary.
*This blog will be a work-in-progress (I may or may not fix/add more contents...we shall see!) throughout the rest of this month and upcoming month or so...Will keep you posted and updated. More to come!*