Monday, June 25, 2012

The Disney Project: First Birthday

It was one year ago today that I embarked on a little journey called “The Disney Project.” Looking back at that first post, I can’t help but chuckle at one of the comments I made: "I doubt I'll be able to update it every day, but then again even if I did have the time I doubt I'd be able to come up with interesting stuff to post day after day for very long." At least I had the foresight to realize the flaw in my plan early on. When you work full-time, go to school almost full-time, go to the gym regularly, and do volunteer work, posting every single day is quite the unrealistic strategy! I try my best to update the blog every 1 to 2 weeks, however, and I try even harder to make sure the content is at least a little interesting.

When the blog first premiered it had six sections. Six “original lands,” if you will. Home, Walt, Trips, Reviews, Museum, and About. Waltland fell by the wayside, since many of the posts found in the (Walt Disney Family) Museum page were already specifically related to Walt. Trips and Reviews are currently a little sparse, but I am keeping them around because I hope to beef up both sections soon.

While we lost a section, we gained two in its place. The Video page is a collection of videos that have been featured on the site over the past year, ranging from film reviews to attraction ride-thrus. And Wish List is a brand new feature that showcases my meager Photoshop skills; each image will be something Disney-related that I have been wishing upon a star for. There are also plans for a few new pages later this year. The site also recently received a design makeover, which I am pretty happy with.

Over the past twelve months I have met some incredible people, mainly thanks to this blog. I don’t want to rattle off a bunch of names, but if you scroll through past articles, you’ll see. It has been an amazing experience, and I have no intention of stopping any time soon. If anything, I am writing even more. I did a guest post or two for some fellow bloggers recently, and I am very proud to say that I am now a contributing writer for Storyboard, the official Walt Disney Family Museum blog. While I love the movies and adore the parks, I have always been a Walt guy first. Writing for and volunteering at the Museum has been one of my life’s greatest joys, and I would like to thank each and every one of you for following along this journey of mine, and watching The Disney Project mature before your very eyes. I hope TDP has many birthdays to come! Thanks again.

-Keith Gluck