Blogs I Enjoy: Front Room Cinema and The Velvet Café

01 Dec

Blogging is not something I do in a vacuum. Writing for the sole sake of writing can certainly be admirable, but it’s not what I do. No, to blog is to communicate, and one can’t communicate alone. Well, you can, but it’s kind of weird. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that the wonderful thing about having a blog is to get comments on what you’ve writting and partaking in discussions that can spring forth from it. Most people who comment here have movie blogs of their own, and I’d like to take this time to highlight two of them that I enjoy following.

First up we have Front Room Cinema, by Scott Lawlor. Scott puts a lot of time and effort into his blogging, both in terms of writing, tinkering with design, reading and commenting on what others have said. His blog has a wide variety of content, from reviews and lists to contests and general musings. He has also found a niche that few others film bloggers really deal much with: in-depth guides and help on how to set up an ideal home cinema. Front Room Cinema is a very fun blog with a very ambitious (and friendly!) manager.

The second one is The Velvet Café, by Jessica. Like myself, she’s a Swede who blogs in English. Her blog focuses mostly on movie reviews, and what makes it great is how she always injects a personal angle in her writing that makes it a joy to read. It’s a style I wish I could use more in my own blog posts, so far with no luck. Good thing The Velvet Café is there to continue to inspire me.

Also check out all the other wonderful bloggers on the Blogroll in the sidebar to the right. They’re all there for a reason and deserve all the attention in the world.


Posted by on 1 December, 2011 in Blogs I Enjoy, Links


7 responses to “Blogs I Enjoy: Front Room Cinema and The Velvet Café

  1. Scott Lawlor

    1 December, 2011 at 12:30

    Ah Man, I had a little cry then. Such kind words Emil. you are a lovely man who is very talented in writing. So nice to see you highlight Jessica too, she is a brilliant read and on my daily rounds!!

    Thanks man, I am touched.

    • Emil

      1 December, 2011 at 12:49

      You’re welcome! It’s all well earned. Effort should be rewarded, and you’re all about putting in effort.

  2. Jessica

    1 December, 2011 at 12:47

    I’m all with Scott there Emil. Such a sweet post that I don’t know what to say. I was especially happy to be bunched up with Scott, who indeed feels like an old buddie of mine even though I haven’t been around in the blogging world for as long as he has. He has a lot more visitors and higher ambitions than I have for my little place. But we just seem go along well together. Thank you Emil!

    And by the way I think it’s a good idea to write something like this about the blogs on your blogroll. I shold do that too one day. Explain a bit about what it is that I like so much about them and why they’re on the list.

    • Emil

      1 December, 2011 at 12:53

      You’re welcome, Jessica. I hope more people will discover your blog. It deserves to be read by everyone.

      I will most likely write more blog posts like this in the future. I’ve been meaning to for a while, actually. Just having a bunch of blog names in a sidebar unfortunately doesn’t really do much since it doesn’t tell you anything about what the blogs are like. I’m hoping to be able to highlight more writing I enjoy and the reasons why I do so.

    • Emil

      1 December, 2011 at 13:01

      Plus, I just noticed that you’ve sent more visitors my way than any other blog has, so I’m hoping to be able to return the favor to some extent.

  3. Nostra

    1 December, 2011 at 12:51

    I agree with you, these are both blogs I check out regularly as well. Both great bloggers!

  4. Pete

    4 December, 2011 at 15:07

    Yep another agreement, two great blogs!


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