Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #72 – Me on the Movie

by Joel · May 16, 2013 · Blog Blustering, Featured · 6 Comments

With the LAMMYs finally being handed out I thought I’d get back to some more regular LAMB posts on here. So with that said I thought it would really awesome to do a blog blustering on a blog celebrating its 1 year anniversary today! 

If you’re new to this feature or need a refresher, click the label at the bottom of this post and see the previous posts. Otherwise, here are the basics:

What I do is list a site; you critique it. But here’s the catch: to induce the most honest reactions, don’t leave the comment using your normal alias/login – instead, go anonymous (for now you probably need to comment through bogus information and I’ll moderate all comments through), and be as brutally honest (or complimentary) as you wish to be. Also, be specific, and naturally, don’t be rude. If I deem anything inappropriate, I’ll have no problem deleting the comment.

Site: Me on the Movie
LAMB#: 1467

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And remember: Blustering should be a two-way street; if you’ve asked to be blustered, you better be a blusterer.

If you would like to have your blog blustered by fellow LAMBs, please send me an email containing your site’s info and “Bluster Me!” in the subject line.

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6 Responses to Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #72 – Me on the Movie

  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the banner. You have a very organised homepage, but there is simply too much text. I’d rather see more visuals (and by that I am not referring to those ads!). Also, you should make / design something that lets your blog stand out, for example a fitting Twitter button. Good luck.

    • Yep, I also think there’s a lot of texts there. I’m gonna do something to fix that. And some visuals, social network or RSS icons, are also coming up soon. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Quite like the look of the site, very clean. I’m wondering why you show the pageviews, what does that add for your readers? I’d remove it.

    I also do not see a way to subscribe to your blog on the homepage. Add that option.

    For commenting you have removed the option to leave a comment by leaving your name/site url, which means anyone who doesn’t want to use any of the options you give will leave comments.

    I also think that 4 posts per page is not, meaning a lot of unnecessary clicking, maybe there is a way to increase this number?

    Clicking a couple of pages I only see reviews, it might be a good idea to switch it up and write about something else and try to get more interaction with your readers.

    • The pageviews? I don’t know, I think it gives a sense of popularity of my blog. I mean, perhaps it can also attract people to put ads or guest-post on my blog.

      Yep, I haven’t put any RSS subscribers and social networking icons. Gonna put them real soon.

      At first I use third party commenting system (DISQUS) for my blog, but there’s a problem connecting DISQUS to Blogger so I put it off. I actually don’t really like Blogger default comment system because if I activate the name/site option, the anonymous option is automatically activated too. And I don’t wanna have any anonymous comments on my blog. So, yeah, at least for now I think I’m gonna turn it off.

      I put the blogroll right on the end of the page so I think if I only put 4 posts per page, readers don’t need to scroll too much to reach the end of the page. But, yeah, this is also one of my concerns so I think I’ll consider it again.

      That’s right. All is reviews. I’m trying to write other writings beside reviews (I’ve been starting a new monthly running feature for the last two months, it’s called “Lessons from Movies”) and yes I’m also trying to put some interactions. But I had no idea. I mean, I’m trying to find non-cheesy idea, LOL. Any suggestion?

  3. Fake Name says:

    I really like the way that the rating system works, with the arrows. I’d agree with the above comment that you should look to do something that isn’t just a review. I’ve looked at some of the lessons from the movies, and these read very similar to a normal review.

    Also, on your “Commenting Guidelines” page I’d remove the reference to the blog being 7 months old, as this just dates the information on that page.

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