Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Challenge?

For Women
For time to time I like to do blog challenges. I've been a member of SITS for over a year now. I've learned a lot, found tons of great blogs to read and have increased my blog traffic.

I did the 31 Day ProBlogger Challenge with SITS before. Now they have a new challenge to coincide with the new Problogger book, "Problogger's Guide To Your First Week of Blogging." I'm hardly a newbie, so why would my three year old blog do this challenge? Well, when I started this blog, I new nothing about blogging. Three years later I'm at about 10%! I constantly feel like there are so many things I don't know or that I'm probably doing wrong. Basically, I need this challenge.

I'm planning lots of overhauling and changes to this blog over the next couple of months. I have many new ideas for regular features and ways to interact with you more. So it seems like the perfect time to re-introduce my blog to you so you know if this is the place for you.

Movies, music, books and TV are great passions for me. I have strong opinions about what I like and frankly, what sucks! For years, friends and family have asked for my opinion. Sometimes I think only because my passionate soapboxing is entertaining for them. Anyway, as an aspiring writer and someone who believes that film critic would be the most perfect job in the world, I decided to start a blog.

As much as I love the entertainment world, one thing I don't care for is celebrity gossip. I believe celebrities should be left alone when they are not working and when they are out with their families. My blog only focuses on the work itself. Don't get me wrong, this is no stuffed shirt, monocle wearing site. When you're sitting on Colleenie's Couch, I want you to feel like you're talking to a good friend. One who happens to have stellar taste and won't let you accept some of the lazy crap Hollywood churns out. If we expect better, we'll get better.

I'm a mom, a wife and a full time office dweller. My blog comes from a deep place of love and a desire to interact with others who feel as strongly as I do about movies, music, TV and books. Believe me it's an obsession, because I seriously do not have time!

My humor can be dark and twisted. I love shows like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and comedians like Louie C.K. I read books from many genres and my musical taste are all over the map. I don't think my blog is ever "R" rated, but I'm sometimes "PG-13."

I hope I've enticed you to come by often. Please take a look around and voice your opinions. Right now I have two regular features. Every Tuesday is Song of the Week, the last day of each month is "I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen," and I recently introduced an occasional feature, "Movie/Book Combo." I have some new things on the horizons so check back in. Thanks for reading this. If you leave a comment, I'll know who you are and I'll come check you out!

7 comments:

coffeerocketfairytale said...

Ha! I love the world of entertainment, too - but celeb gossip? No way. I have been working as an entertainment journalist (simply because it was, at that time right after finishing my degree, the only writing job I could find) but that made me like it even less! I simply do not care what Actor XY wears at the Oscars or why Singer So-And-So broke up with her boyfriend. Especially because 9 out 0f 10 cases the stuff you read in glossy magazines is based on pure fantasy by the person who wrote (or re-worded, rather) it.

coffeerocketfairytale said...

Ha! I love the world of entertainment, too - but celeb gossip? No way. I have been working as an entertainment journalist (simply because it was, at that time right after finishing my degree, the only writing job I could find) but that made me like it even less! I simply do not care what Actor XY wears at the Oscars or why Singer So-And-So broke up with her boyfriend. Especially because 9 out 0f 10 cases the stuff you read in glossy magazines is based on pure fantasy by the person who wrote (or re-worded, rather) it.

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

Fellow SITSta stopping by. SITS is the best; I am so glad that I found it.

I'll definitely be hanging around; I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the fall TV lineup. I used to get excited about fall TV until every time I fell in love with a show, it was canceled. Pretty much all that taught me is that my taste doesn't coincide with that of the average American LOL.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Classy Career Girl said...

Good luck with the challenge! Hope it goes well! Stopping by from Lady Bloggers tea party!

Eileen said...

hi! thanks for stopping by my blog! My blog is 2 years old but I still have a long ways to go in terms of ramping it up. This challenge seems like a great way to get focused. I really need to step it up and get writing more!

Alison said...

Hi Colleen! Thanks for following my blog! I'm a newbie blogger and am enjoying the SITS class too! Your blog looks like tons of fun. I'm excited to get busy reading it!

Cheers,

Alison

Michelle @Special Mom Space said...

This is going to be tons of fun :-)

i love challenges and looking forward to getting to know everyone.