4/30/09

Calling all classic movie bloggers... join the flock of LAMBs!

So, I was finally getting around to making my nominations for the 2009 LAMMY Awards when I discovered a somewhat disappointing thing: several of the blogs I was wanting to nominate are not LAMBs and are therefore ineligible!

You may be asking, what is this LAMB stuff all about, anyway? Well, the acronym stands for the Large Association of Movie Blogs. The LAMB is a place for film bloggers of all sorts to connect. Different blogs are spotlighted, there are a variety of events to participate in, and readers searching for movie blogs can make some great blog discoveries.

The purpose of my post is twofold. First, I want to highlight some movie blogs that I don't see on the LAMB list, but that I really enjoy reading. (Since I couldn't give them LAMMY nomination love I figure I can at least give them linky love.) Here some great blogs to check out:

Another Old Movie Blog
-- Excellent, insightful writing.
Asleep in New York -- Not just for Dana Andrews lovers.
Cinema Coquette -- Emphasizing the chic in chick flicks!
Cinema Splendor -- Natalie Wood fan with a perky perspective.
Classic Film Oasis -- Has me ready to petition for great films to be released on DVD.
Classic Forever -- Classic movie photos delivered daily.
Classic Hollywood Nerd -- Currently going on about favorite movie dancers.
Fire and Music -- Wonderfully written reviews that start with a quote and end with illumination.
Hollywood Dreamland -- We often seem to be on the same movie page.
Self-Styled Siren -- The siren is good enough to get away with writing about herself in the third person.
Silents and Talkies -- For the very cute classic movie-inspired art.
The Film Doctor -- Smart, savvy reviews and sensational links.
Wonders in the Dark -- Counting down movies decade by decade.

Second, I want to encourage more movie bloggers to join the LAMB. Especially you classic movie blogs -- the LAMB needs a better balance of classic film lovers on board. Come on, it's free. Think about it!

14 comments:

Raquelle said...

Hey I'm a LAMB! Baa! And have been for quite a while. I love it.

My only complaint is that it's not very classic film friendly, but that may be because there aren't many classic film bloggers on there.

And I hope people don't just join, but become active participants too.

Wendymoon said...

You're one of those LAMBs I'm giving lots of LAMMY nomination love to! :-)

I do think classic movie blogs should have a greater presence/influence on there. What can we do to convince them?

Sarah said...

I've been thinking about LAMB for a while. I'm signing up now! Thanks for the linky love :D

Kate Gabrielle said...

Thanks for the link :)
I just passed my three month mark last week, so the same day I submitted my site to LAMB! I just wish I had been able to do it a few weeks earlier so I could have been eligible to vote for you and Raquelle!

Wendymoon said...

Sarah and Kate, we'll be glad to welcome you new LAMBs. Wish I could have voted for you!

David Bishop said...

Fletch is going to love this post.

FilmDr said...

Thanks for the link and the kind words, Wendymoon.

Princess Fire and Music said...

Thanks for the link! I checked out the LAMB a while back and felt like too much of a noob to join. I appreciate that you thought of me though, maybe I'll go take another look. Can't hurt, right?

Retro Hound said...

What if you only occasionally post about movies? I probably post an old movie review about as often as some classic movie bloggers post at all. Can I join the LAMB?

Wendymoon said...

You're all welcome for the links.

Retro Hound, I would say your best bet would be to direct your question directly to the LAMB.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you so much for the nod, Wendymoon. I like lamb, so I guess I should look into it.

Farzan said...

I will try to join.

Fletch said...

This is my favorite post that I've read today. And I've read a lot. :) :) :)

Really, I love to see LAMBs like you take an active role in making it better. I surely can't do it alone, so the more people that buy into it, the better. After all, I really think it's success benefits all of us.

Tackling your post and the comments:

First of all, you'll be happy to know that a few days ago I added "Classic Film" on the Join page as one of the categories for sites to describe themselves as. I noticed that there were more Classic Film blogs joining, so I thought I'd make that an official category. Your post and ongoing recruitment (along with Raquelle's, whose site is often cited as the place where people found out about the LAMB) have helped to that end.

As a sidenote, sometime in the near future, I'll be going through all of the profiles to tally which sites are credited with the most referrals. I'll bet you're right up there, Wendy.

"And I hope people don't just join, but become active participants too."

Amen. A large part of me would rather that those sites that don't participate just not join, but I'm not going to dictate or require anything anytime soon. Just a wish...

"Fletch is going to love this post."

Just saw this comment from David. You bet your butt I do.

"What if you only occasionally post about movies? I probably post an old movie review about as often as some classic movie bloggers post at all. Can I join the LAMB?"

There's no hard and fast rule here. My preference is that the site is primarily about movies (or at least pop culture), but I play it by ear if it's questionable. What percentage of the posts would you say are about movies?

"I will try to join."

I'm still waiting, Farzan... :)

Dancinghotdogs said...

Hello,
My website www.dancinghotdogs.com is on LAMB and we "meet" the best friends there.

Want to be our blog roll friend?

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