My movie blogging journey has taken a serious turn.
I started What Would Toto Watch? in 2007, hoping to secure some Internet turf and share my love for the latest, greatest movies.
Turns out I enjoyed blogging about film as much as seeing the latest Oscar contenders. A few years later that passion helped me score a full-time gig as assistant editor at Big Hollywood.
I was thrilled, but something still gnawed at me.
I felt like my work at WWTW wasn’t finished. I started this blog with modest intentions, but by the time it landed me a “real” job I was sorry to see it go. Wouldn’t it be great to blog full time, call my own shots and make a career out of it?
A steady paycheck dashed those dreams.
Earlier this year, that bug started biting me again. Now, I had more web experience under my belt. I had been studying social media methods in earnest, and I felt confident I could leverage Twitter and co. to my benefit.
Most of all, my devoted wife thought now was the time to go for it.
So last week I launched HollywoodInToto.com or HiT for short. New name, a more elegant design, but it’s still my take on show business. I remain one of the few openly conservative entertainment journalists in the country, but I’m smart enough to stop ideology from blinding my vision.
So please give HiT a look. You’ll find story angles not covered elsewhere, film reviews which keep the consumer firmly in mind and, best of all, a blockade on tabloid fluff.