Happy Blogiversary to Me — 4.0!

I believe it was that great thespian Julianna Margulies who once said, “Do what you love doing.”

It was four years ago, today, that I first clicked the “Publish” button on this site and started the Shadows and Satin blog, combining my passion for writing and my passion for classic movies. And I’ve been doing what I love ever since!

As I do every year, I’m privileged to tip my hat in the general direction of Kristina, author of the outstanding Speakeasy blog and Senior Writer for the Dark Pages newsletter, who encouraged me to start this blog. I can’t find enough ways to say thanks! And thanks, too, for anyone who’s ever read anything here – from regulars to one-timers – I appreciate you all, far more than I can say.

And in keeping with what’s now a four-year tradition, I leave you with a film quote from one of my favorite actresses – this time it’s the awesome Marie Windsor – from one of my all-time favorite noirs, The Killing (1956):

“It isn’t fair. I never had anybody but you. Not a real husband. Not even a man. Just a bad joke without a punch line.”

By the by, if you’ve never seen this first-rate noir, bump it up to the top of your must-see list!

You only owe it to yourself.

But you knew that.


~ by shadowsandsatin on June 23, 2015.

37 Responses to “Happy Blogiversary to Me — 4.0!”

  1. Major congrats on four years, Wow such a huge achievement.

  2. Congrats, Karen! Thanks for being such a great blogger!

  3. Love your blog. Congratulations and don’t ever stop!
    Love the Marie Windsor quote.

  4. Congratulations on the four year anniversary, and for all the Noir recommendations. I’ve spent hard cash based on your recommendations, and I can’t think of higher praise. Four more years! Four more years!

  5. Happy Birthday from Germany. Still going strong. I enjoy every article and I hope there’ll be more. All the best!

  6. Congrats on four years!

  7. Hearty congrats! Love the blog and will no go watch The Killing!

  8. Hurray to you awsome folks for Shadows And Congratulations on the four year anniversary,

  9. Huge great big sloppy congrats, Karen! It’s a thing of beauty you’ve created here, and you must be — and should be — very proud of it.

  10. 4 More Years! 4 More Years!
    Congrats on a great accomplishment!

  11. Your blog is growing up 🙂 Happy blog birthday!

  12. Happy Number Four !!!!

  13. Thanks for all the fun things you’ve posted and allowed us to share in. A big congrats to you. How’s this for a comeback to evil Marie from Mr. Hayden. “Alright sister. That’s a pretty head on your shoulders. You want to keep it there or start carrying it around in your hands.

  14. And every year at this time I raise my glass with a beverage of your choice to toast your day. 🍸
    So glad you started this blog so more people can enjoy your views on the movies! Here’s to many more years of happy blogging, friend! 🙂

  15. Congrats on 4 years! Great job!

  16. Congrats on your long run! I, for one, nominate you for another four year term—can’t wait to see what it brings!

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