Changes to My Blog — The 2016 “Movie” Edition

Like on Dreams of Literary Grandeur, I didn’t post much on this site last year. Take away posts from before and during SIFF 2015 and you’re left with two of them.

The changes to this blog, however, have less to do with frequency and more to do with revamping the “Movies Watched” section. I’ll no longer list all the anime and TV series I’ve seen over the course of the year, though I may write posts about them.  Also, I’m only listing new movies watched.  If I see an archival movie on the big screen, I may mention it on Twitter (@litdreamer) or write a post on it here, but I’m not listing it in the sidebar. That includes movies watched at SIFF, though I will include all movies watched in one of my festival posts. That also means that the two pages I’ve dedicated to movies and series watched during the course of the year will soon vanish.

In the past, I’ve sometimes written which format I saw a movie in.  I’ll be doing that for all films now, as well as the title, director (or producer/actor, if they’re more well-know; e.g. Walt Disney, Buster Keaton), run-time, country of origin, and release date.

Like on Dreams of Literary Grandeur, I’m going to tweak the blogroll, but not as severely.  In this case, I’ll remove the names of blogs that have listed no new posts for a year.

Finally, all the posts originally part of Dreams of Literary Grandeur will have that moniker at the bottom of the post, and after checking that everything has been imported correctly to this blog will be removed from the Dreams blog, thereby giving me a more accurate count of how many posts I’ve written between the two.

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Why Another Blog?

I asked myself the same question: why another blog?  I already have one, Dreams of Literary Grandeur, which includes all of my writings online, minus some exceptions (which I have links to).  Why split my writings in half?

The answer is this: I am pulled by two worlds, the literary and the critical.   By having two blogs, I can do all my creative writing on Dreams of Literary Grandeur (including personal essays, thought pieces, and the My Favorite Authors series), while reserving all of my critical writing for here.  Also found here will be articles and commentary on live events, simulcasts, and artistic institutions (like independent movie theaters).

In addition to new criticism that will appear on here, I have added all of my old criticism, which I have been tagging and categorizing the past month so as to be easier to find.  One such result is that a list of all of my reviewed films (minus festival films, which I’ve tagged), books, etc.,  can be  found in my sidebar.  Just scroll down to see if I’ve reviewed something you’re interested in.

Now then, shall we begin?