Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. As I’ve said here before, I don’t believe in stretching out my words if a few hundred of them will suffice.
Someone found this site recently by doing a search for movies about blogging. Normally, queries like this happen because of something I blogged about in the recent or distant past.
This time I couldn’t figure out why that search led them here other than the fact that I have multiple posts about movies and blogging as two separate categories.
Sometimes the magic of Google combines unrelated words in new ways when someone searches for something that doesn’t have a lot of hits online.
The more I think about that original query, the more I agree with this person.
The first movie I remember seeing about email was You’ve Got Mail, and it came out shortly after this form of communication became more commonly used.
Blogging hasn’t gotten the same treatment so far as I can tell even though it’s been around for about twenty-five years now. This post is old, but the demographics of blogging also make me think that there are a lot of people out there who would be interested in seeing such a film. At least as of 2010, the average blogger was young and almost a third of them lived in the United States. That tends to be the same demographic that goes to the movies regularly!
This isn’t even to mention the fact that blogs exist for every niche out there. A story about bloggers who were all dealing with chronic health problems would have a completely different narrative flow on the big screen when compared to bloggers who wrote about playing poker, rescuing abandoned pets, restoring vintage cars, reviewing books, or trying to convince toddlers to eat their vegetables.
The possibilities are truly endless.
True, it probably wouldn’t be very entertaining to have an entire film about someone typing away on a laptop or tablet.
The director and screenwriters would need to show other sides of the blogging community like conventions, small group meetups, the things bloggers go through to get that perfect picture for their site, or what happens when you have a post ninety percent written, forget to save it as you work, and then your computer crashes right before you tap that save button.
Raise your hand if that’s ever happened to you!
What do you all think? Would you watch a film about bloggers?
9 Responses to We Need Movies About Blogging
I’ve already watched a film about blogging – Julie and Julia. It’s quite good.
I got that back to front, didn’t I? Julia and Julie is the name of the film.
I’ll have to look that film up. It sounds interesting. Thanks.
I feel like only bloggers understand the true horror of that last one! 😉
Heh, for sure.
What about my personal favourite? Deleting comments when you meant to hit “reply”? Haha
Ha! Oh, I’ve done that, too.
I suppose a movie about bloggers could be interesting, but there would need to be something else going on. I could see it as a rom-com, for example. I’d be even more interested in seeing a blogging movie go into a thriller-style plot, maybe a sci-fi intrigue kinda thing.
There are books that feature blogging, though. They could just adapt one of those. (Geekerella was the most recent blogging-themed book I read.)
I didn’t realize Geekerella had blogging themes in it. Cool.