‘Reel Librarians’ blog turns 8!

Celebrating 8 years of blogging about librarians in movies

Reel Librarians celebrates its 8th blog anniversary next week! I published my first post on Reel Librarians back on September 19th, 2011, with the “Where do I begin? A love story.” post, which also details how my interest in reel librarians began.

This year has definitely been one for unexpected journeys. I put Reel Librarians on a “private” mode hiatus for four months, from Dec. 2018 through March 2019. During that (unforeseen but necessary) downtime, I updated lots of things on the site, which you can read all about here in this April 1, 2019 post. I also announced a new bimonthly posting schedule, with new posts going live on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

Lego Librarian celebrates 8 years of Reel Librarians
Lego Librarian celebrates 8 years of Reel Librarians

Quick stats

I still feel like I’m in a rebuilding mode for Reel Librarians, but “slow and steady” has always been my personal preference. 🙂 Looking back over the previous “blog anniversary” posts, linked below, here is an update on how this blog has grown over the years.

2012 (after 1 year)2019 (after 8 years)
Total views:19,000+263,000+
Total visitors:900+170,000+
Total comments:165800+
Total posts:153462
Total shares:1214,900+

Previous blog anniversary posts

Want to relive past blog-iversary celebrations? Browse below:

Top 10 most popular posts this past year:

  1. First impressions: ‘Hidden Figures’ and its library scene (Feb. 2017) — this post has topped the charts for the 2nd year in a row!
  2. Books and book-burning in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ (May 2017)
  3. Marian or Marion? (May 2012)
  4. Reel archivist in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (Aug. 2018) — cracking the top 10 for the first time!
  5. Angels in the library in ‘Wings of Desire’ (Jan. 2018) — another first-timer in the top 10!
  6. First impressions:  Monsters University (July 2013) — a perennially popular post
  7. Librarian t-shirt collection (Aug. 2014) — everyone loves a librarian-themed tee, right? 😉
  8. The Jedi librarian (March 2013)
  9. Naughty Librarians (ladies, take it away) (March 2012) — the earliest post making the list
  10. The Killing Kind vs. The Attic (Oct. 2013)

Thank you all for reading, whether it’s your first or eighth year! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀


Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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