On November 18, Editing Luke received its 100,000th visitor since debuting on May 31, 2007. This milestone adds to an already exciting year in which my little stake of online property gained some new ground, went through some renovations, and moved a few rungs up the ladder.
This year began with a bang as my portfolio site was launched at editingluke.com. In May I made my 500th post, in August my online video views rolled passed one million, and now my blog views have reached 6 figures. I've always been quick to advertise these steps along the way because I've wanted to make it clear that I don't take any of them for granted. It's also been a big part of the motivation since establishing this site in film school, that I was always challenging myself, growing, and working towards the goals I've set out to achieve personally and professionally.
Sharing bits and pieces of my work or my ideas or my goals isn't always easy, and this site has taken on various incarnations as I've often struggled to find a balance between personal promotion and creating broader entertainment. The truth is that I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't enjoying it though.
So, thank you for sharing in the milestones and for continuing to make them a reality. Thank you for offering feedback and advice. Thank you for making my site more interesting with each passing year. And most importantly, thank you for fueling my ambitions and often giving me the extra motivation I crave to push myself harder and further than I would otherwise. Cheers to you 100,000 times!