When I started this blog I also started a facebook group called 'Film Blogs'. I just wanted to get a community of film bloggers together. A place where the writers and readers could meet - and together we could talk about our own work and promote the work of other writers who we love. Until now I hadn't mentioned this group on the blog; but as my readership steadily grows I thought It'd be worth mentioning. If you want to join the facebook group; here it is:
On the group; every couple of weeks, I post a round up of the most interesting blogs I've read/found/been introduced too. I'm not sure whether I'll always post this on the Kid In The Front Row blog too, but for today, as I'm talking about it, I decided I will.
So below is the Film Blogs round up, with a couple of non-filmic blogs at the bottom which just happen to be by writers I enjoy. You guys will have to let me know whether you want the round-up to be a part of this site or whether I should just save it for Facebook!.
Hello Bloggers + Readers,
I've got some really exciting blogs to share today. But first of all, I want to talk a little bit about how we can support each other, and this is more for the bloggers than the readers -- I've noticed a bit of a trend where writers want their blogs promoted, but aren't really willing to give much back.
Most bloggers really want comments on their articles. Many of them even ask for them. But these bloggers rarely comment on other people's blogs. Why do you expect people to read and comment on your blogs if you're not doing the same for them?. I think that it's time we paid more attention to the wonderful writing everyone else is doing, rather than just focusing on our own and expecting everyone to respond to it. It's the old thing of 'you get what you give' - I GUARANTEE, if you spend more time reading other people's blogs and letting the people you like KNOW IT, you will receive that back. We're not in competition here; there's room for all of us. So, have a read of some other people's stuff - and give them an email or leave them a comment, they deserve it.
BLOG ROUND UP.
Well, we may be in our warm houses right now, but filmmaker Kirk is currently in the Antarctic, and he's blogging about it and cutting together short films of his adventures. Fascinating. http://kirkoftheantarctic.wordpress.com/
There are many things wrong with the British Film Industry; and Jonathan Williams is letting us know what they are at http://jw48.wordpress.com/
Are you an Actor? Director? DOP? Well, you can showcase your showreel here: http://showreels.ning.com/ - a great idea I wish I'd thought of first. A place to share your creative works for the world to see.
Okay, it has an unfortunate name; but http://tomisacunt.blogspot.com/ is a really great blog I was introduced to this week. The posts may not be coming thick and fast; but when they do they are extremely interesting; including the most recent post about working at the BBC, which is the funniest thing I have read in ages.
This summer, more than ever, is a real summer of big-budget blockbusters. So for me, I'm enjoying ignoring most of these and focusing on gems of the past. Rupert Alistair evidently feels the same as he passionately blogs on what seems like every day over at his 'Classic Movies Digest' - http://classicmoviesdigest.blogspot.com/
There's a million struggling filmmakers out there blogging about their efforts. But luckily, sometimes they're interesting. Alex Barrett is one of those http://nightonplanetearth.blogspot.com/
THE BLOG OF THE MONTH.
The Blog Of The Month is Jane Kelly Kosek's http://allaboutindiefilmmaking.blogspot.com/Jane is running a great blog that I think should be bookmarked by anybody who's interested in working in independent filmmaking. She covers things like how to get investors, explanation of film markets, and pretty much every other aspect of Indie filmmaking; and the reason it's so good is that she does it in a really down to earth, understandable way. Unmissable. Check it out! http://allaboutindiefilmmaking.blogspot.com/
And if you're fed up with film blogs; then check out some of my other favorite blogs:
Please keep inviting your friends to the group. This group is beginning to be a great community and I really enjoying reading your blogs and receiving your emails. The more we grow the better it is for everyone. Before long-- our Film Blogs community will be recognized in the film community and YOUR opinions will reach thousands of new readers. That's the dream - and the only way it is going to happen is if we collaborate, and reach out to each other and read each others blogs; and invite our friends along for the ride.