The Blogger Recognition Award

So a long while back the lovely Tash at The Bookie Monsters nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award.

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These awards are fun and mostly harmless. Unfortunately for me, I’ve spent so little time on the blogsophere this summer due to taking too many classes and I don’t have fifteen other blogs to pass this award on to! So… here’s the thing.

This is a chance for you to get involved with me!

Technically I’m fiddling with the rules here, but this is my blog and I can do what I want.

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Comment on this post with a link to your best blog entry and I’ll give it a read and check out the rest of your blog so I can nominate you, and then you can be a part of this as well.

Because that’s how I feel like doing this.

Now, if you actually do that and get yourself nominated, here are the actual rules that you have to follow in my place (you WILL follow the actual rules, right?)

The Rules:

Write a post to show off your award: Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.

Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to: Do some digging! You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

Comment on each blog: Let them know that they’ve been nominated. Provide a link to the award post you created!

Provide a link to the original Edge of Night postThat way people can find the original guidelines.

In lieu of writing a bit about me, which you can find on the About page or home page or somewhere, I have a bit of an announcement to give regarding this upcoming year of writing.

I am fast approaching my 100th post on this blog, and I’ve been looking back over how my writing has evolved since I started it in January 2014. I originally began blogging in 2011 writing pretty classic movie reviews and eventually started writing about music, books, and posting some of my own writing. Over time that dwindled down a bit as I focused on different aspects of my career but when I began this blog, which has been my most successful, I was committed to keeping it up. So far, I have, and it has been quite an adventure. I’ve noticed my writing style become more elegant and mature but also distinct. I’ve taken my early overly-ambitious 20-year old angst writing style and refined it into a more sophisticated combination of manic philosophy and artistic storytelling prose. I’ve introduced feminism and politics into my work and tried to add a socially-relevant angle to what I have to say, and this has all led me to deciding that I would like to ever-so-slightly change the direction this blog works.

What I will be doing in the future is broadening my reach a little bit. I will be writing and posting more fiction for starters. I will also be doing more in-depth analyses of movies. I’d like to have a longer word-count so I can really discuss what I’m watching and bring a keen eye to how movies reflect society.

I will also continue to write more in-depth posts about how movies work. What makes good cinematography? How does editing affect the subconscious experience of the viewer? How to write good characters? Things like that.

If you’ve been a fan of my blog so far, you will love what I have planned.

But enough about me.

I’d like to thank Tash once again for nominating me for this award, and I’d like to thank you, my readers, especially the ones of you who click the like button or leave a comment 😉 You make this all worth it. I mean cash helps, but mostly you all.

So cheers to a new year of writing and good luck!

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