Ace Film Reviews Turns Two

Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been at this for two years! It feels like such a short time, and yet also a time in which so much has happened. The blog itself has gone from being fairly obscure and unnoticed to having a pretty strong following. It got 70% more hits in 2018 than in 2017 – despite producing only half as many reviews! And it’s even been added to The Asexual Agenda’s blogroll!

A lot has happened in my personal life, too. In the past year, I’ve gone from full-time to part-time work, which theoretically gives me more free time, but also means I need to put more energy into job-hunting. My living situation has also changed, and I now have a lot more distractions in my life. I’m not complaining; I’m actually very glad to have them! But combine them with the fact that I now have a second blog, and I have less time than ever for writing movie reviews.

This has led me to a very difficult decision: Ace Film Reviews is going on hiatus for at least the next year. I really didn’t want to do this; I still have plenty of movies I want to review, and taking a holiday means it will take me even longer to get to them. But I’ve already put two years into this blog, and I think the time has come to start prioritising other things.

Don’t worry; this isn’t the end. I do still plan to publish occasional reviews, and to participate in the Carnival of Aces as often as I feel inspired. You can still find me every week at The Realm of Asexual Possibility. And I don’t intend to stop writing. In fact, I’m hoping that taking the year off will allow me to catch up on my reviews a bit so I can go back to regular publishing in 2020.

In the mean time, thank you for following me and encouraging me in this project. These are the posts that have received the most views over the past year:

  1. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  2. Asexual, Allosexual, and Other Labels That Don’t Quite Fit (Revised)
  3. Shame, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept My Sexuality
  4. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Alienation & Belonging in the Asexual Community
  5. Stages of Coming Out: My Journey to Ace Identification
  6. Expecto Patronum: Seeking Identity in a World of Labels
  7. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Happy Endings
  8. Mulder, Scully, and the Original Shipping Wars: A Tiny Piece of Ace History
  9. Romeo & Juliet (1978) – Ace Mini-Review + How Ace Is Alan Rickman?
  10. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Kissing, Hand-Holding, Bed-Sharing, etc.
  11. Han Solo and Other Toxically Masculine Sidekicks
  12. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling

These are the top posts ranked by all-time number of views:

  1. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  2. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Kissing, Hand-Holding, Bed-Sharing, etc.
  3. Ace Pride, or If We Had a Parade, Who Would March in It?
  4. The History of Romance (Reprint)
  5. Asexuality and Academia: My Awesome Year of Grad School
  6. Asexual, Allosexual, and Other Labels That Don’t Quite Fit (Revised)
  7. Shame, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept My Sexuality
  8. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Alienation & Belonging in the Asexual Community
  9. One Year after Alan Rickman
  10. Stages of Coming Out: My Journey to Ace Identification
  11. Expecto Patronum: Seeking Identity in a World of Labels
  12. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling

And here are my most “liked” posts (from both blogs):

  1. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Alienation & Belonging in the Asexual Community
  2. Asexuality and Academia: My Awesome Year of Grad School
  3. Stages of Coming Out: My Journey to Ace Identification
  4. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling
  5. Mulder, Scully, and the Original Shipping Wars: A Tiny Piece of Ace History
  6. My Fair Lady (1964) – Ace Long Review
  7. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Happy Endings
  8. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  9. On Being a Noromo (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  10. Interview with the Vampire (1994) – Ace Mini-Review + How Ace Are These Vampires?

Happy New Year!

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