Smartphones & MIFA… Living in Harmony?

Being I write quite a bit, and more than you see online from me, I use a laptop at a minimum or a desktop. I guess I’ve gotten used to this and had not considered the potential number of people who use smartphones for their internet. I can certainly understand browsing and watching videos, checking email, and stuff like that, but do you smartphone users actually use them to write with? If you write like I do on a smartphone or tablet there’s got to be a not too distant future of carpel tunnel or arthritis waiting for you.

Well, as you can probably tell by now I’m not a smartphone user. But I have noticed that some of the users and prospective users of this site are. Hence there a few things I need to do in order to make it more smartphone friendly. Continue reading “Smartphones & MIFA… Living in Harmony?”


Smartphone Friendly Template for Film Listings

Not being a smartphone user I made a mistake in the last film listing template, being I made it too long for a smartphone screen and those copying and pasting it to use it were only getting part of it. I have shortened the template to make it more smartphone friendly.

For those who don’t know, I’ve been having internet problems, and this has made it difficult, obviously, to work on the site. I have a connection again, though limited, but I’m going to do what I can to get listings and features up on the site. You can help with this, very much.

I’m not kidding about the social media links. Some still think this is a trivial even moot point, even after how much I’ve written about how it helps you as a filmmaker in getting your film reviewed. With a limited internet connection I cannot be searching out social media links and websites to include in your listing. If it’s not convenient to add the links to your listing at the time, you can add them later or send them to me via  Twitter or Facebook. Continue reading “Smartphone Friendly Template for Film Listings”


Dirty Little Secrets to Getting Better Ratings and Reviews

I have written on my own blog before about how to improve your chances of getting better ratings from reviewers and this is an expansion upon that also going into different areas.

I don’t think I’m shocking anyone here by saying that IMDb is simply filled with trolls. There are people on IMDb who rate movies they have never seen either because they don’t like the title of it, the poster, or just simply because they have nothing better to do than try to ruin somebody else’s day. Unfortunately IMDb is the first site that comes up for a search of a movie and that rating as a result of trolls influences them, and unfortunately other reviewers.

How do you influence the rating on IMDb then? Continue reading “Dirty Little Secrets to Getting Better Ratings and Reviews”