Blogging Shouldn’t Be Like Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog Day!!! As I was preparing my post for this week, I discovered I was going through the motions. You see, the first post of the month is reserved for my movie picks for the month and there weren’t any February movies I was particularly excited about. Except for Oscar nominees moving to a wide audience in February (e.g. the 2014 movie Still Alice went into wide release on 2/20/2015), February is a wasteland for new releases, filled with cheesy romances and awards wanna-be’s that couldn’t make the cut. Why should I write about that? Sometimes a good idea gets stale, especially for the writer. If repeated too often, it becomes like Groundhog Day.

My series of articles on the actors of the decade has produced some interesting insights into overlooked male and female actors. But, when I obligate myself to two such articles a month, the interest of both the reader and the writer begins to wane. It becomes Groundhog Day.

This is my 76th, and shortest, article since I began writing this blog last February 12th. I still enjoy analyzing movie data. When I go to bed at night, I look forward to discovering something new the next day. I enjoy sharing in this blog those discoveries that induce me to say “Aha”. Most of all, I enjoy experiencing “really like” movies. Maybe I should connect more with those “Aha” moments.

Next week, as I finish my first year as a blogger, I’ll remember that Blogging shouldn’t be like Groundhog Day. Next week I’m shooting for “fresh as the first day of Spring”.


Author: Mad Movie Man

I love good movies. In my prior life I worked with predictive models. I've combined my love of movies with my prior experience to create a simple Bayesian probability model to help select movies that you will probably "really like".

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