Yes yes, more guilt! Sorry, guilt works.
I have no corporate sponsor, or industry connections. I don’t suck up and say nice things about movies so stars will retweet me, I don’t join in fan wars in order to get supporters and clicks. I am scrupulously horribly dreadfully honest and alone.
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, GIVE ME CREDIT. If you say “I think the action scenes in Thugs of Hindostan are poorly paced” 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. I try very hard to be honest, it’s a tribute to me if you are honest also, if you like something or agree with something, say so and link back to it; if you don’t like something I say, that’s okay too, say you don’t like it.