Bloggers Wanted: Adapted


Welcome to August: the month where we all say “Finally, it won’t be so flapping hot!” yet somehow remains to be that flapping hot. So rather than brave the blazing beaches, why not blog until you bleed?

Yes indeed, it is time for another Bloggers Wanted, a chance for you to achieve movie blogging awesomeness and get your writing featured on the Flixist home page. For this month, I would like you to consider adaptations. You can write anything as long as it has something to do with this basic theme. What makes a good book-to-film adaptation? What’s the best film adaptation ever? Why don’t they make more film adaptations of 1970s progressive rock records? The possibilities are endless, and while I’m not saying you should definitely write about that latter question, you should definitely write about that latter question.

All you need to do to have your blog considered for the front page is write up a community blog post with the title “Adapted: Your title here” and make it not suck. You can also write a blog with the title “Adopted: Your name here” but Flixist will not be held liable for any involuntary revelations. If you’d rather have a short thought or discussion, use the comments here to get something going. Look for some tips after the break.

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.