‘Reel Librarians’ blog enters the tween years | 11th blog anniversary

Celebrating 11 years of Reel Librarian love!

Last year, Reel Librarians celebrated its first decade, and now we enter our tween years. 😉 Eleven years ago, on September 19, 2011, I published my very first post, “Where do I begin? A love story” on Reel Librarians. That post also explains the background about my decades-long interest in analyzing portrayals of librarians in film.

And why not help celebrate with a flashback to when I dressed up for last year’s Halloween as the Lego Librarian?! You can view more pics here in this Oct. 2021 post.

Dressing up as the Lego Librarian for Halloween last year! My coffee cup reads: "Marian retired. I'm in charge now!" (a reference to Marian the Librarian in 'The Music Man')
Dressing up as the Lego Librarian for Halloween last year! My coffee cup reads: “Marian retired. I’m in charge now!” (a reference to Marian the Librarian in ‘The Music Man’)

Quick stats

Here is an update on how this blog has grown over the years. I added the total word count category last year, because I thought it was fun to document how my posts have gotten wordier over the years!

Categories2012 (after 1 year)2022 (after 11 years)
Total views:19,000+453,000+
Total visitors:900+302,000+
Total comments:1651,500+
Total posts:153581
Total word count:28,448542,000+
Comparing blog stats through the years

Top 10 most popular posts this past year:

  1. 31 thoughts and questions I had while watching ‘A Winter Romance’ (2021) — originally published Dec. 2021
  2. A closer look at the library scene in ‘Hidden Figures’ (2016) — originally published March 2021
  3. Books and book-burning in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ — originally published May 2017
  4. The dragon lady librarian in ‘The Golden Child’ — originally published June 2019
  5. Smelling a rat in ‘Homicide’ — originally published April 2012
  6. ‘You, Me and Dupree’ — and the Naughty Librarian — originally published Aug. 2015
  7. Angels in the library in ‘Wings of Desire’ — originally published Jan. 2018
  8. ‘It’s a wonderful’… stereotype? — originally published Sept. 2011
  9. Law librarian failure in ‘Philadelphia’ (1993)  — originally published June 2020
  10. Marion or Marian?  — originally published May 2012

Previous blog anniversary posts

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

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

Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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