I’ve been blogging away in my corner of the internet for a couple of years now, inspired by my sister, About Time (you never forget your first) and going back to university. There are a couple of reasons why I do it. Originally it was to practise my craft (that didn’t really work out) but mostly because I just wanted to. I wanted to write a review of About Time, I wanted to write about Craig Ferguson and David Letterman leaving late night television and it was fun when I did. Then I started getting followers and I started following them and I enjoyed their writing and at some point blogging gave me a community that I enjoyed being a part of.
I get to read the work of better writers, travel to Beetley England, Toronto, Adelaide, California, New Zealand, Chicago and of course Arizona. I found out about films I’ve never heard of, stories I never knew and get challenged to see things from a new perspective as much as delight in my own opinions being shared. It is a tremendous joy you’ve given me and one part of it is – you’ve given me an audience. One undaunted by the requirements of family obligations or friendship. You read my work because it interested you and so I apologise for this minor inconvenience. With the confidence you gave me I’ve had a few attempts at trying to get published elsewhere and now I found myself in the awkward situation of not being able to publish a review I wrote on my blog because it did get published elsewhere on the internet. Many of you may find my excitement at this, quaint and adorable. You’re published authors, magazine writers, television producers and reviewers on Amazon but this is a thrill for me.
So if you want me to read my review of Hidden Figures I kindly ask you check out this link http://scenestr.com.au/news/movies-and-tv/hidden-figures-review-20170223
Produced by Eyeball Media Enterprises Scenestr. is the online national magazine with local offices around Australia. With over twenty years of publishing history they’ve excelled at moving into the digital realm but they remain at heart from the streets. They also publish Scene magazine in print every month focussed mostly on music gigs, festivals, stand-up comics, fashion and interviews with local and international bands. If you’re into music they’re a great read but they do cover all of the arts and fortunately for me they also feature the occasional film review online too. I’m very grateful they thought my review was “very good” and published it. I’m also very grateful for my blogging community. Well with all this gratitude I should probably stop writing before I make a fool of myself. This post is now as long as the review itself.
I just wanted to say thank you.
15 thoughts on “HIDDEN FIGURES REVIEW AVAILABLE ON SCENESTR”
Well done. You write very fluently and very knowledgeably. Perhaps this is the first mile in an exciting journey.
Maybe a first step, 🙂 Thank you so much John.
Always a pleasure to follow your blog and to read your reviews, Lloyd. You are a fully-engaged blogger of the best kind, and that in itself is a rare treat. No need to apologise for feeling excited about publishing elsewhere. When my articles were published on aworldoffilm.com and curnblog.com, I felt like I had won the lottery!
Keep on doing what you do. You do it very well indeed.
Off to read your review now.
Best wishes, Pete.
I will be sure to check out those sites too for your writing. Best wishes Pete.
Wow Pete, some very nice work. Will have to check it in on Curnblog to get through all of your reviews. Very well written, I’m glad you enjoyed Youth with Michael Caine, I wrote a review of it here https://lloydmarken.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/youth-is-wasted-on-the-old/ which I think is one of my better ones. You’re a good film critic you know, they should have you working over at Empire or SFX. 🙂
I have been over to read it, but could not add a comment, as I have no Facebook log in. However, I did share it with a comment on Google+, and re-tweeted the link on Twitter too.
That’s fantastic Pete, thanks for spreading the love. 🙂
I enjoy your writing and thanks for mentioning Arizona. You are really swell. I promise to check out the link. 🙂
Thanks Cindy. for everything. I have enjoyed seeing so many beautiful parts of Arizona and the world thanks to your blog.
Ha! I just commented on it, but the person is Vanessa J. –that’s my daughter! Somehow I’m logged into her account. She probably never signed out of facebook or something. Whatever. Nice review, my friend.
Thanks Cindy, appreciate the comment from you and Vanessa. 🙂
I’ve just been over and read your review. Well done Lloyd, another string to your bow!
Thank you Paul.