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New Year's Stocktake

By January 1, 2007 No Comments

I understand from talking to mates that this blog has at least one regular reader despite almost all the material posted here being available in a freely distributed local newspaper. And having at least one reader means I should start taking this thing a bit more seriously and post a bit more often.

I’ve got one more week before I have to go back to Downstage and work for a living again but I want to re-boot the blog a little before then. I read the other day that there are 20 million abandoned blogs about the place and I don’t want this one to join them.

On the to-do list for this week is to upgrade the header, write an “about” page, tidy up the blogroll, add some funky stuff from Last.fm and find out why I can’t embed YouTube video without breaking the layout.

I’m also working on a posting schedule that will include more than just cinema: music, magazines, books, food, etc. Deadlines = discipline. I’ve re-discovered that thanks to Aaron and the Capital Times team.

Radio being my first love, during the year I want to experiment with podcasting to see if I can actually make decent radio happen from my office. It would make me very happy if I can pull it off.

Also, this week I have to catch up on the films released since my last column (yesterday was disfunctional royal families day with The Queen and Marie Antoinette as a double-feature at the Penthouse. Tonight I visit the Empire for big-budget Hollywood night: Night at the Museum and Deja  Vu.

Anyway, to my regular reader (if Bryn hasn’t given up by now…) and any passers-by: Happy New Year. I’m totally up for it for the first time in decades.