Are you a non-professional movie writer? A cinephile with a non-commercial blog? Do you have fresh and interesting perspectives on new movies that you want exposed to the greater community of film fans? If so, Spout would like to invite you to join our exclusive Ning social network.
We are looking to increase our content in 2011 by showcasing and promoting the amateur bloggers out there who passionately and unconventionally write about cinema. People who aren’t concerned with whether a movie is good or bad or rateable in any form of grading or quantifying system. Academic-minded fans who like to have a little fun with theories on and readings of popular fare (ex: “The Goonies” = puberty allegory; “The Dark Knight” = Bush Administration allegory). Even writers who are a little more ridiculous and reaching than is usually accepted by critical and scholarly circles.
As a member of the Spout network, you will have a great chance of having your opinions, ideas and blog posts linked from Spout, especially if you bring something new and different to the conversation — or start a conversation about something nobody else is talking about. The more unique and out there the better. Contrarians and cynics particularly encouraged (if you have a positive or just plain ridiculous take on the hidden subtext of “Yogi Bear,” for instance, we need to see it).
If you’re wary of joining yet another social network, you can also just contact us to let us know of your or someone else’s blog, site, topical list or bold idea by emailing us at spouttips (AT) gmail. Also, this Ning thing is currently a trial effort to see if anyone is interested in being part of a Spout community. So it’s pretty basic at the moment. If there’s enough interest, we will upgrade and allow more members and functionality in the future. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
We look forward to continuing discussing movies like nobody else in the new year, and we hope you’ll join us and participate in the conversation.