LAMB Report #9

by Dylan · December 4, 2008 · Uncategorized · 4 Comments

A little of this, a little of that…

Poll results
Wow. Closest poll ever. The question at stake was how long prospective LAMBs should have their sites be active for in order to be eligible to join. 62 votes in, and the top three choices went 33%, 33%, 29%, with “3 months” and “6 months” tying for the top spot. As the shepherd in these here parts, I get to play tie-breaker, even though I already voted. Three months it is. Thanks for voting, everyone.

A new poll has been tossed up as well.

LAMB Leaderboard
I don’t know how many of you have noticed, but I’ve been getting worse and worse when it comes to updating the Leaderboard in a timely manner. In fact, since there’s never been any discourse really, I don’t know how many of you care about the Leaderboard at all (except Tony Tanti of Watch It, who actively campaigned for the top spot a few months back).

Well, it’s time to care. Three things are changing in regards to the board. First, it’s going to change to a monthly tally instead of weekly, which ought to help out my updating schedule. Second, it’s going to expand to 20 sites, which ought to negate that first thing somewhat. And finally (and this is what ought to appeal the most to you), the monthly leader (the Big LAMB on Campus?) will be eligible to get their Random LAMB banner featured in a new “ad space” directly above where the board currently sits for the entire following month. If they haven’t sent one in to me, I’ll give them a chance to. If they’re not interested, I’ll move on down the line.

I should be updating the board for November sometime this week. Keep an eye out, and start working on getting yourself on top for December now!

Plugs
* Steve from Noir of the Week is trying to…well, here’s what he said:
“I’m trying to get over 300 RSS subscribers for my blog Noir of the Week by the end of the year. I’m so close now but I need a few more people. Could you post on LAMB asking if people would like to subscribe to my site? The link is here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/filmnoiroftheweek

* Ed Howard from Only the Cinema says:
“I just want to announce my new blog-a-thon, which will run from
January 12-23, 2009 and will focus on the early films of Howard Hawks.
More details are available here:
http://seul-le-cinema.blogspot.com/2008/12/early-hawks-blog-thon-jan-12-23-2009.html
I’m announcing it far in advance to give time for the word to spread
and for those who are interested to get ahold of the films somehow if
they haven’t seen them before. If you get a chance, please spread the
word around to your readers and let me know if you have any input,
would like to participate, or know anything I can do to publicize the
blog-a-thon a little more.”

* Srikanth of The Seventh Art, meanwhile, is celebrating a birthday…for a month!
31 Days of Godard… in the birth month of Godard
http://theseventhart.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/31-days-of-godard/

* The Editor of Noirish City is also celebrating someone for a month. A big, fat, bald dude, in fact:
In the month of December…I plan to “revisit” the work of director Alfred Hitchcock ….Therefore, I will be featuring another Alfred Hitchcock contest on my blog. If you are interested…please visit my blog in the month of December in order to find out additional information about the “rules and regulation” of the contest. “

* Finally, SizzlingPopcorn.com is having their very own Movie Awards. Click on the image below (after reading it, of course) for more details:


Got a Plug of your own for the next installment? Email me via the Contact button above or post it at the LAMB Forums.

Oh, and Caitlin (aka Queen of the LAMB Chops) was ill, so the Chops should be up later tonight instead of last night. Think healthy thoughts for her, k?

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4 Responses to LAMB Report #9

  1. Jess says:

    Fletch, I don’t know if the traffic my site gets is from the random banners, the leader board, or the recently Baaaah-ed Lambs, but I definitely notice a bit of an uptick when I make it to the leaderboard, so I hope you’ll keep it around. Updating monthly seems great to me.
    Thanks again.

  2. darkcitydame4e says:

    Fletch said,”The Editor of Noirish City is also celebrating someone for a month. A big, fat, bald dude, in fact:…”

    (LaughterOutLoud)haha! OMG!…here it comes!
    “Fletch!”

    DCD 😉

  3. andersw says:

    Personally, i think it should be Big Lamb-S on Campus (randomly showcasing 1 of the top 5 leaderboard banners). That way it might give other Lambs a chance to get their banner at the top given just how many hits Noirish city has over everyone else!

    Otherwise, I like the idea of a BLOC!

  4. Fletch says:

    Thanks, Jess!

    Anders – For now, I’d like to keep it as just the one. As it is, anyone with a banner should get some play at the top of the other side in the Random LAMB Banner box.

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