Origins of The Pop Culture Historian

Keeton House, at a time when the weather in Ithaca is actually not awful

Keeton House, at a time when the weather in Ithaca is actually not awful

In continuing our series of posts answering the questions that our readers may have, we respond to one posted by Rae, the author of Cutting Edge Creativity, on our Twitter feed.

When did you finally decide “yes, I want to start a blog about movies. I’m ready”??

It all started at the tail end of a summer session at Cornell University. I was in town taking classes in order to make up for the fact that I was going off to work a co-op internship the following fall.

For a while, I was toying with the idea of making a blog where I wrote reviews. In fact, I had one that was very short-lived on Blogspot. It died because I couldn’t really commit to it and thus I was having a hard time attracting readers.

In the meantime, I was posting movie reviews in the form of Facebook notes. When I saw the launch of karainseoul, I decided to launch a blog of my own and take it more seriously. I picked up how to use WordPress in my tenure as the Media Director for Japan-US Association, and I applied it to The Pop Culture Historian with the review of Sora no Uta as its maiden post. Now The Pop Culture Historian is 2.5 years old and is still going strong.

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