Bloggers Wanted: A true classic


UPDATE: Last week! Get those blogs in to be eligible for the contest.

What does the word “classic” mean to you? An old movie? A great movie? Does the term “instant classic” make you want to dangle someone from a cliff as he begs for his life? This month, I’d like us to discuss these classics, whatever they may be. Write about a classic movie. Write about what classic means. Anything that can even be loosely tied to movies and “classic” is a go.

This month, your Bloggers Wanted blog can win you a copy of X-Men First Class on DVD! Read all about that at the contest page over here.

All you need to do to have your blog considered for the front page is write up a community blog post with the title “A true classic” and make it not suck. Please use the “Bloggers Wanted Response” tag so you can get that tingly “official” feeling. Don’t have enough to say to justify a full blog? Think harder. Or, you know, leave a comment and get a discussion going right here. Click through for some tips.

Increase your odds at a home page promotion
Don’t blow your odds by messing up the basics.  Get this stuff right and you’re 80% there:

– Write a punchy headline (make it clever!)
– Use your real voice, but write complete sentences and mind your punctuation.
– Put a header photo and supporting images in your story (nobody likes a wall of text)
– We prefer the old school formula: opening paragraph introducing two or three arguments, a paragraph or two for each argument, and a wrap up
– Copy/paste it from a Word Processor.  You see those big red squiggly lines?  Those are incomplete phrases.  You may want to tidy that up, dear.
– Make it fun!  Don’t bore people with your encyclopedic knowledge of film or they’ll steal your red stapler.