Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Any Inspiration For Sale?
Reigning all the way from Toronto, Canada, in the northeast corner, height: unknown, weight: doesn’t matter, self-proclaimed film buff and founder of Daily Film Dose – Alannnn Bacchusssss (disclaimer: extra n’s and s’s used for dramatic effect only).
I’ve only recently found out about this blog, and it’s kind of amazing. It’s no Pajiba, but it’s an amazing feat that this blogger(s) achieves. Although he does have four other contributors, majority of the writing is done by himself. Like the title oh-so-subtly implies, the blogger not only attempts, but succeeds in writing a new review/blog about a film (classics, new theatre releases, and/or new DVD releases) every day. EVERY. DAY. What is he doing right in life? What kind of deal did he make with the devil to not have laziness hover over his body? Is it just the Canadian air? I need to move.
Each post is laid out with a simple rating system in the beginning followed by a quick synopsis and a brief closing remark of opinions buttered with slight wit. Again, it’s no Pajiba, so if you’re looking for witty tales from quirky people who probably took drama 3-4 in high school, this really isn’t the blog for you. But if you consider yourself as being even the slightest film connoisseur, or peers consider you a film buff, or if you just want to sound a bit douchey about how many obscure film names you know at an entertainment schmoozing event, you have got to check this blog out.
He’s even allowed a little poll at the end of each post for the reader to agree or disagree. That definitely gives room for a conversation starter – hopefully the comments posted will pertain to the blog post, but it gives leeway to just create a space for other readers/bloggers to converse.
His style of blogging doesn’t exactly relate to my blog, but the fact that he blogs every day inspires… I mean guilt trips me to write more. I hope to achieve the same kind of motivation to blog continuously and with interesting topics. Okay, time to go make an appointment for some vodou devil writing magic. Or book a flight to Seattle to get a draft of some Canadian air.