LAMB #190 – The Citizen’s Blog

by Dylan · October 9, 2008 · New LAMB · 10 Comments

(Editor’s Note: this site is no longer functioning. Thanks to its author for submitting to the LAMB, and pour some out for a fallen homie.)

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URL: http://thecitizensblog.blogspot.com/
Site Name: The Citizen’s Blog
Categories: Reviews, new, humor, general
Rating: PG-13

What is the main focus of your site?
Not answered.

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
Not answered.

Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I hope to have an interactive blog with occasional discussion questions.

How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
Not answered.

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Not answered.

How did you hear about the LAMB?
Not answered.

Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
None.

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10 Responses to LAMB #190 – The Citizen’s Blog

  1. Fletch says:

    It is not just you.

  2. dreamrot says:

    I feel kind of bad, I’m going to answer the questions for him…all from his own blog!

    What is the main focus of your site?
    Movie reviews and Hollywood news, and some questions for discussion.

    What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
    “I think this will be a fun project to do and I hope to fill it with interesting topics and an out-of-the-loop look at movies you’re pondering spending half of your paycheck to see. And I’ll let you know if it’s worth it.”

    Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
    I hope to have an interactive blog with occasional discussion questions.

    How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
    First post: Sept 27, 2008
    5 posts in 3 days

    Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
    Jurrasic Park, Casino Royale, Shawshank Redemption.

  3. Colleeny says:

    Is it just me, or does the fact that they didn’t answer the majority of the questions not bode well for the site, and makes me not want to visit it?

  4. Nick says:

    You should set your standards higher, Fletch. This reports negatively back on you that you would allow anybody in, even if they didn’t meet any of the basic requirements, just to get numbers…

  5. Fletch says:

    dreamrot – that’s hilarious. Nice job.

    Nick – for this new LAMB, and for another either recently or still pending (I can’t recall), they didn’t answer many of the questions. I was all set to tell that person “No dice,” but then I went back to the Welcome page and my instructions clearly state “answer any or all of the following questions.” And I kind of like it that way – I understand and agree that it looks mutually bad when there’s not much info filled out, but I like that people have that choice, and I like it even more when people put time and effort into their answers.

    Now, the bigger concern (and it’s one that’s been brought up many a time) is the “age” of a blog – how new is too new for the LAMB? Many have recommended that people have their sites for greater than 30 or 60 days (or 6 months) before they can become a LAMB, but when it comes up, I just think back to when I was starting out how much a place like this might have helped.

    Perhaps this is excellent fodder for the next poll question, though I’d like to hear more people’s thoughts on the matter.

  6. We need a LAMB mofference to sort these issues out.

  7. dreamrot says:

    For the record…I’m the one who voted ‘other’ in the poll. And, I’d like to say why.

    The biggest requirement, in my mind, is that they should be actively blogging. Having a blog for a month is fine and dandy, but if you aren’t writing in it, what’s the point? And, if a blog is two weeks old, and the writer is actively posting and trying to build it, I don’t see why they should have to wait another two weeks.

    I don’t have a problem with a one month requirement, since it’s a pretty low threshold, but I’d almost rather see some sort of a ‘probationary period’. A week or two between submission and approval and so long as they’re updating in that time, welcome aboard.

  8. blake says:

    I voted for having a blog for one month before being accepted by the LAMB, but I agree with dreamrot. The blogger should be actively posting, that’s most important. However, I think having a blog for a certain amount of time is necessary to determine if the blog is active. Someone may start a blog Thursday, write every day til Sunday, join LAMB then, and never write again…

  9. Fletch says:

    I’ve written a post about the new poll – let’s move the discussion there. I’ll copy the latest comments there as well.

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