I’ve spent the past four years blogging at Valley PR Blog, a blog I co-founded to help bring together the Phoenix area public relations community. VPRB was much more successful than I ever thought possible, and it helped me build a name for myself in the PR and social media world both locally and around the world. It was fun, but PR was never my passion.
These days I’m working for Apollo Group as a communications professional and that side of my life is fulfilled. But I still feel the need to write, and I’m most comfortable writing in the blog format. So recently I asked myself what would I like to blog about for which I have a passion? The answer was easy enough — I love movies, music and books. OK, maybe love isn’t a strong enough term. I live for movies, music and books. When I’m not working or hanging with friends and family I’m usually reading, watching movies and always…sometimes at the same time as the other things…listening to music. If you’re friends with me on Facebook you know I’m always posting about the songs I like, the films I’ve seen and the books I’ve read. It makes me happy to share my love for this kind of entertainment. That’s what this blog is about.
Through this blog I’ll be sharing my thoughts on movies, music and literature…and perhaps some other similar topics. I may provide a review, or perhaps just a quick mention of something I’d like to pass along. I’ll do my best to provide links to the things I blog about so you can get more information, and when I can I’ll embed a song or a clip as well. I hope you’ll offer your opinions too, since I get most of my best recommendations from my friends who also like movies, music and books. And of course, whether you agree or disagree with me, I hope you’ll feel free to tell me what’s on your mind.
Along with the launch of this blog, I’ve decided to attempt a silly blog challenge with inspiration from the film Julie & Julia. No, I’m not going to eat my way through Julia Childs’ recipes. Instead, I’m going to watch, in order, all of AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies! I’m not giving myself a time limit, and my thoughts on those films will be interspersed throughout this blog, but I will try to get through all 100 beginning with Ben-Hur and ending with Citizen Cane between now and the end of the year. Interestingly enough, I have already seen 63 of the top 100…but most of them I haven’t seen in a while so it should be fun. And ironically, I’ve never seen Citizen Cane, which is considered by most aficionados to be the best film ever made. We shall see.
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8 thoughts on “What to Blog About”
I regularly watch Jeopardy. It’s fun to figure out that I know stuff. However, that show also shines a light on what I don’t know. I’ll admit there’s a major deficiency in my knowledge of classic and contemporary literature. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two from you in that regard. 🙂
Can’t wait to experience the films through you vicariously, Len. Were my kids younger and more of my time my own, I might join you. Maybe someday. My brother began working his way through Stanford’s list of 100 greatest novels a few years back, and it’s been interesting touching base with him as he’s progressed. I imagine the same will be true here.
Never seen Citizen Kane? I would not have guessed that about you.
Oh I will tell you what is on my mind. 🙂
Still one of my favorite movies. I have the one sheet on my office wall at DreamWorks. It’s a good omen to start from.
Good luck with the blog!
I may be the only person alive that hated Citizen Kane. Fell asleep. What does that say about me? Forget it – don’t answer.
Len – Awesome! I look forward to seeing your book/music/movie recommendations. You haven’t steered me wrong yet. Good luck with the new forum.
Hi, Len, looking forward to reading your posts!