Yes yes, more guilt! As I said in yesterday’s post, the cute Dog Hazel photos were nice, but not actually effective. People just skated right by them and didn’t do anything. So I am back to the detailed guilt inducing ones.
The other websites that provide equivalent content to mine (professional trained analysis, news and reviews and box office, 4 major language industries) have massive corporate sponsors and a dedicated marketing staff. They pay for tweets, they pay for ads, they pay for google searches. And in return they get benefits for promoting certain movies (whether that is actual money, or just access). I have none of that. I am poor and honest.
All I have is decent content and hope. So please, help me! If you are on twitter, DON’T simply retweet me, far more effective to tweet a link to one of my articles with a personal comment from you about why you like it. It takes more time, but people know it takes more time, and know that you must really mean it.
If you are active on any other sites or in any other communities, when you comment, SITE ME. If you say “I think the overseas fans are looking for something different than the Indian fans” add on “as Margaret explains in her blog dontcallitbollywood.com”. If you say “I think Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is a movie without any real heroes” add on “as said in this review link here”. If you say “I think Kangana has erotomania” add on “as this article here argues”.
And most of all, don’t lie!!!!! Everyone can tell if you lie, and it ruins the one thing I have going for me, which is that I am clearly transparently honest and unbiased. If you don’t like something I wrote, if you just skimmed it and don’t like it, then don’t lie to The Internet and say you liked it and understood it. The Internet can tell you aren’t telling the truth. And I guess, don’t lie to yourself either, if you find yourself saying something, take a moment and think about whether you learned that through intense research and consideration and original thought, or if you are just parroting something you read here. And if so, either don’t say it at all, or say it with a link back to me.