2012 in review, and a word of thanks

I reckon my first full year on the WordPress site has been a very successful one, and very satisfying for me. I just want to take the opportunity to say thanks to everyone who passed this way over the last twelve months and read or shared their thoughts on what I posted – you guys are what makes it all worthwhile. I hope to add another post tomorrow to share some of the credit around – stay tuned…



The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

28 thoughts on “2012 in review, and a word of thanks

  1. I shall echo the congratulations, and add a thanks: apparently you’re one of my top 5 referring sites, alongside Twitter, FilmJournal, WordPress and Facebook. You are indeed a blog among giants (and FilmJournal).


  2. Congratulations Colin and Happy New Year. Actually, your success is due to your own self….your posts, your replies and your gentlemanly attitude on the rest of the web. I have shared your site with a good many friends who have thanked me for it. I raise my glass to another informative and enjoyable year of your posts. KEITH


  3. Thanks for all your superb reviews throughout the year Colin. I look forward to a 2013, chock-full of reviews of more neglected noirs and westerns! A very Happy New Year to you and to all readers of this column.


    • Chad, it was good to get in touch with yourself too – it’s always nice to be in contact with others doing their bit to spread a bit of love for westerns in all their forms. Happy New Year.


  4. Keep on sharing your ever clever opinions, thoughts and feelings about westerns and films noirs. Reading you is a true pleasure. Une excellente année 2013!


  5. Wish I had found you sooner, but I’m now a regular and look forward to all your posts.
    I’ve had a great time going though your old posts.
    Your writing skills are much appreciated.


  6. Happy New Year to you, Colin, and kudos on a excellent year of reviews! I don’t know how you manage to stay so consistent, and consistently prolific, but keep on doing what you’ve been doing…it’s obviously working. It’s been a great pleasure to get to know you better over the past blogging year. Here’s to an equally fruitful 2013!


  7. I have to add my hearty congratulations, Colin. Riding the High Country is a superb blog and I’m glad I found it. I will ride herd as long as you keep droving!


  8. Colin,
    I would like to add my congratulations to the chorus of others. Your success is well deserved, and I too, look forward to another year of reading your most interesting comments on film. May the New Year bring you even more success in all your endeavours.


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