Over the last two and one half years I’ve written 299 blog posts for Stuck in Plastic and this is number 300. My first post was published on February 11, 2014 and it didn’t take me long to find my voice. Throughout this amazing adventure there’s never been a dull moment and I’ve forged many amazing friendships.
I hope you will indulge me as I take a walk down memory lane and review a few of my favorite posts.
Favorite comment thread: My First Toy
Favorite post based on a tip from a reader: Chris Pratt is One of Us
Favorite in real life moment: Opening Night
Most controversial blog post: Violence in Toy Photography
Most viewed post: Fair Play
Favorite guest post: Art Saves Lives
Favorite title for a post: Instagram I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
The post that took the most time: Series 16 Mini figures – a review
Best moment of self-discovery: I’m a Seeker
Some things never change pt. I: Square Peg in a Round Hole
Some things never change pt. II: I’m a Toy Photographer, Not an AFOL
Some things never change pt. III: Eureka! (or the joy of toy photography)
The event that started it all: #vegastoysafari
The post that shows how far I’ve come: To Thine Own Self Be True
The topic that I can’t stop talking about: New Metrics Needed
The post that shows we’re not so different: Ode to the Teddy Bear
That one time I wrote about storm troopers: May the Fourth and my storm trooper theory
My (very) humble beginnings: In the Beginning
Yes, it’s been a good journey.
I want to thank my partners in crime, past, present and future: Boris, Vesa, Mike, Brett, Kristina and Matt. You’ve all challenged me, supported me and above all, you’ve been a pleasure to work with.
I also want to thank the 39 guest authors for helping to bring your unique view points to this blog. The toy photography community is diverse and eclectic. The different voices heard in those 73 blog posts, from those 39 authors, is a testament to what an amazing community this is. One I’m extremely proud to be a member of.
Thank you for indulging me this walk down memory lane, it’s been fun. My next post will be another step in my continuing journey to find meaning in this world through toy photography.
I hope you will join me.
Shelly (aka: xxSJC)
What’s your favorite (or least favorite) post that I’ve written?
Congratulations on this superb milestone! I’ve enjoyed your posts and appreciate all the effort you’ve put into them. You are amazingly prolific and I look forward to your next 300!
Thank you Lynn! I certainly appreciate all your support over the years. Onwards and upwards! :D
Congratz my friend Can’t belive you wrote so many, I would have trouble just writing one.
Thank you Stefan! And thank you even more for your friendship! :)
I love all your minifigure reviews ! :) Your pictures are amazing.
Your blog provides a great variety of content. Thank you !
I started write my own blog about LEGO 2 months ago and yesterday I published my 31st post. :) if you’re interested I will be happy to see you on my blog.
Thank you Lego Girl for your kind words about my own work and about the blog. I appreciate the support!
And a huge thank you for introducing me to your blog! It’s wonderful! I will look forward to reading your posts going forward. Thank you for sharing ! :D
300, that’s a lot! Congratulations! You are the soul. :)
Thank you Vesa. I may be the soul (as you say) and I am also your friend. :D
This post links to a few other great blog posts I didn’t know about and I urgently need to read ;-)
My favorite one? Honestly I don’t know there are so many. So many that forced me to think beyond what I was doing and that lead to where I am now ;-)
As always you are too kind. I’m glad I was able to link to a few hidden gems. After 300 it’s easy to miss a few. :)
Thank you so much for being an active member of this community. I’ve appreciated our comment exchanges as well as your willingness to challenge yourself photographically. I hope you’re proud of how far you’ve come photographically. :)
Most impressive! I must tell you, after teaching kids all day, I very much look forward to reading your posts as well as the comments. I also love the way you link a few previous blogs that are related as I’m fairly new to your site. The pictures here are simply amazing and you’ve kept my interest with both your content and style. Thank you for all your efforts!
Molly Thank you so much of your and words! I appreciate you telling us what you like about the blog! We will keep doing our best to keep you entertained! :)))
Congratulations, Shelly! This is such an incredible milestone I can’t wait for the next 300, and then 300 more. In addition to your beautiful photography, your insight, sense of humour and support is an inspiration to us all. For me, above all, to learn from such a special friend makes it all the sweeter. Thank you. 100% awesome
Thank you Sean!! Thank you for all your support and for being so awesome! You’re the best!! :)