Wednesday, January 04, 2012

State of the Blog

First off, I know I keep promising I'll update this more and not delivering. There's a reason for that this time, which is that I've been busy making my first feature length film. I've been shooting a documentary this year, and it's kept me very busy. But we're getting closer and closer to wrapping that up, so I'm going to try one more time to revitalize this and get it going.

Second, I know if I have any subscribers it's probably because of my Project Runway posts. I WILL be recapping All-Stars, but I am leaving the country to shoot more of my film for two weeks when it premieres. So those first few episodes will probably be delayed until I get back, unless somebody knows how I can watch in Seoul, South Korea.

NOW, what this post is actually about: one way I'm going to get back to blogging is to start writing shorter reviews. I've been reading a lot of reviews lately and I've realized that my favorites are very short and succinct. I love Roger Ebert's column even when I don't agree with him, and it's usually quite short. I've found that movie reviews that are longer bore me to tears and I'm a filmmaker.

So, shorter is better.

This blog was originally intended to be a review blog for movies, television, and books. I've expanded it a bit, because I used to write a weekly column for a newspaper and I enjoyed that. So here are my goals for 2011 on One Girl's Opinion (but starting in February when I'm in the US again):
-An opinion column roughly every other week
-A movie review every week (usually on old releases unless I actually get to a theatre).
-Once a week, a television episode review. Could be a current show or something old I'm rewatching. I may do reviews of an entire series or set of episodes, I'm winging that part.
-A book review once a month.

I'll probably set specific days of the week and dates for these after I see how the first month of this system shakes out.

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