Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Third, a Second and a First

A Third

June 15th, 2010 marked the Third Blogiversary for Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog. I really wanted to do something big. A giveaway, a contest, a competition, blogathon, something, but life got in the way and so the blogiversary quietly passed me by. However, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you for reading my blog, whether you just started or if you've been on board for the long haul. Thank you.

A Second

Yesterday, the winners for the Best Classic Film Blog LAMMY award were announced. She Blogs by Night (she also blogs for TCM's Movie Morlocks) won by a landslide. However, I didn't do to shabby and ended up getting 15 votes (plus some extra votes from newbies, sorry I forgot there were rules about that). Woohoo! Those 15 votes got me second place. I think this is probably the pinnacle of my LAMMY award career. I don't think I'll ever win, especially now that there are so many great classic film blogs on the LAMB. So I'll take 2nd place, happily!

Thank you so so so much to everyone who voted for me. You guys are wonderful.

A First

Cliff from Immortal Ephemera,, etc. just announced the launch of the First ever Classic Movie Search! You'll never want to use plain old Google ever again. This customized search engine weeds out the irrelevant sites and focuses on classic film related sites and blogs for keyword searches. Brilliant. Cliff is still developing it and if you have a blog or site that you think should be added to the growing list, make sure you reccommend it with the form available in the 'Featured Sites' section.


  1. Oh wow! That search engine is great!!!! Thank you for sharing the find! And congrats on the blog anniversary!

  2. Thanks for mentioning the search engine.

  3. Happy belated third blogiversary, Raquelle...let's shoot for many more to come.

    And mucho congrats on the classic movie search engine. That you included my site in its workings is indeed a real honor.

  4. congratulations! also thanks for that link what a fantastic idea.

  5. Hey Raquelle, first off congrats on Out of the Past's 3-Year Anniversary and once again for your very respectable LAMMY finish. Finally, thanks again for your help with - Raquelle was the first one I bounced the idea off of and she followed up by submitting a looong list of sites.

    JavaBean, thanks for submitting some sites already! I'm hoping to add several more over the weekend, but everybody, keep 'em coming!

    Ivan, how could I not include you, it'd be incomplete right out of the box without Thrilling Days of Yesteryear!

    I'm so happy that everyone I've heard from is excited about this as me--definitely gives me a push to keep adding sites and make our search as perfect as can be!

    Thanks, Cliff

  6. Happy Blogiversary and congratulations on your award, Raquelle!!

    And what an interesting classic movie search site. I was delighted to find I was one of the sites listed there, and I noticed so many other good blogs already included on the list. Thanks for making me aware of it!

    Best wishes,

  7. Thanks for your comments everyone. That search engine is all Cliff! I was only the cheerleader. :-)

  8. Happy blog anniversary, Raquelle! & congrats on the second place showing--this is a great film blog & it deserves recognition.

  9. Happy anniversary! To me yours is the best of all the Lamb blogs and it will probably stay that way unless you start to write about subjects like "the political zombie western as an artform". But I guess you would find a cool twist on that too. Haha!

    I haven't had time to check out Cliff's search engine yet but it sounds brilliant.

  10. Congrats on the blogiversary and placing 2nd in the Best Classic Blog Lammy! And thank you so much for tweeting and posting the Classic Movie Search! It is so cool!


Leave me a comment! If it is a long one, make sure you save a draft of it elsewhere just in case Google gobbles it up and spits it out.

Popular Posts

 Twitter   Instagram   Facebook