Jaaaaainaaaa called me out as her “Good Egg” of the weekend, and I felt like a million bucks. But she also said something really cool, and that’s that she noticed the efforts here to really build a movie discussion community. That’s something I’ve been trying to foster, and I’m glad it’s coming across.
So in that between that compliment, and the fact that I’m really not going to have time to do justice to replies on a TIOT comment thread this week, it’s time to try something I’ve been thinking about for awhile now.
The “Do Si Do”.
For this week’s “Tossin’ It Out There” I want to get a discussion going where everyone has to reply to each other. Yes, this could be an ill-conceived disaster that winds up derailing FMR as we know it. But what I’m hoping is that it helps everyone get to be friends and get to know each other a little better.
Here’s how it’ll work.
Before you’re allowed to post a comment of your own, you HAVE to leave a comment on someone else’s comment. Obviously the only person exempt will be the first commenter. Just hit the reply button on their specific comment in order to comment directly… My apologies to mobile device users, not sure if that will come across or not.
This week’s “topic” will be super easy. Just mention a movie you like, and maybe a quick sentence or two why you like it, no need to write a total review or anything. Short and sweet. Any movie at all. Old, new, whatever you like. But before you can post YOUR movie, you HAVE to comment on someone ELSE’S movie. Then you’re free to post a movie blurb of your own. You can also feel free to comment on other’s comments without having to leave your own, thats free game.
Now. If you haven’t seen someone’s movie, but you’d like to post up, it’s simple. Just post something like “I haven’t seen that one, but I’ll check it out” or “I’ve heard of that but haven’t seen it, glad to hear it’s good!” You get the idea…
The general idea is to just get you all talking movies with each other as opposed to just one on one with me… Hopefully that will help build our friendly environment even further. Try not to leave each other “hanging” – you know when someone posts a movie, theyre out there hoping someone has seen it and will reply, ok? Don’t leave em in the lurch!
Be patient, there will definitely be some cross posts and logjams. Be nice, be polite…
Well, except for you, Brik. Don’t go changin’. LOL
Have fun, got my fingers crossed this works out well.