Thursday, February 16, 2012

I'm the LAMB of the Month!


Today I'm taking a break from my usual posting schedule to announce something that is quite exciting and a honor for me to be a part of. Just this past weekend, I was selected by Joel Burman—a fellow blogger and film producer who is also the recently appointed Shepherd of the LAMB (Large Association of Movie Blogs)—as the very first recipient of the LAMB of the Month Award, in recognition of some of my recent contributions to this great blogging community.

For those who have never heard of the LAMB, its the largest directory of movie blogs on the internet, open to any movie blog that's at least 3 months old, with approximately 1200 current members—though as I've recently discovered by paying a visit to almost every single one, sadly a number of them are now dead or dormant blogs—first created by Dylan from the blog Man I Love Films. I feel greatly honored for having been singled out of this large group of fine bloggers and chosen as January's LAMB of the Month.

Thank you, Joel!

While I have your attention, I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the best blogs I discovered for the first time while going through the list:

Noir of the Week - If you are at all into film-noir then this is the blog for you. It's into its seventh year of doing just what the title says, presenting a different well written noir review each week.

Retrospace - With 3 million plus pageviews and counting, this blog hardly needs my endorsement, but what an amazing space of retro goodness it is. If you are looking for a great shot of nostalgia juice, go check it out!

The Seventh Art - A very well written blog with a strong focus on international cinema—my favorite kind—as well as some fascinating screenshot essays.

Action Flick Chick - A cool place run by a cool chick featuring news, interviews, and reviews on action flicks, horror films, and the like.

Chained and Perfumed - A pop culture blog with nice simple posts of classic images. Sometimes you don't need any words to say a lot.

Riku Writes - What first got my attention was his very similar to mine 'About Me' statement. What kept me reading were the insightful words, not so much reviews but interesting general observations on film.

Goregirl's Dungeon - One quick visit to this blog is all it takes to be convinced it's run by a passionate horror fanatic. Not to mention she's also one of the few film bloggers that I've come across from my home town of Vancouver.

The Scandy Factory - An unapologetically R-rated assortment of various rare VHS era 'gems' in the form of YouTube clips, animated GIFs, and magazine and box cover scans. Awesome stuff!

There were actually a few more but I'm selfishly holding onto them for a later post. Anyhow, there should be something here for everyone, give them a visit if you have the time.

 Bonjour Tristesse
   

32 comments:

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks!

Stevee said...

A belated congratulations! It must have been quite a task going through all of those blogs, so well done on that, too!

Eric said...

Congrats on the award! And thanks for sharing the links to other blogs as well. Quite a few to add to my reader. :)

AJaye2009 said...

 Cheers BT but you realise I was a -joking.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Thank you muchly D4!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Thanks Shutter Bug!  

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks Fogs!  I always love to share my favorite new blog finds. Don't be surprised to see yours mentioned in the near future.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Merci! For following and for your kind comments. I appreciate it.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks Angry Lurker.  Your blog and your dedication has always been an inspiration for me.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thank you Mel!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Thanks NTE. I honestly enjoy doing it so I don't consider any of it work at all.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks Double R!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Thank you Scott!

Jason said...

Congratulations on getting the award! You genuinely deserve it what with all of these reviews and features every day and the cool layout.

d_4 said...

I'm so happy to see you've received this honor! Well deserved, congrats!

Fogsmoviereviews said...

Congrats, Bonjour, you definitely deserved it. You've been great over in the LAMB Forums, too.

This is a nice idea, giving others a shout out! Goooood Karma. ;)  

Margaret said...

Congrats, well deserved!

Shutter Bug said...

Congrats! it's great to see you are being recognize all over the place! yay! :)

Joel Burman said...

Thanks for plugging the announcement! Its very well deserved!!!

AJaye2009 said...

What is this LAMB thing? How do I get on it?

Julien said...

FELICITATIONS! Well deserved, it's a pleasure to follow your posts, you're doing a great job

mel said...

Awesome!!  Congratulations to you!!

Michaël Parent said...

Congrats!

The Angry Lurker said...

Congratulations and well deserved......

NeverTooEarlyMP said...

Congratulations! A well deserved honor, both for your work on the forums and all the great posts you do here!

Ruth Richards said...

Congrat-u-malations! You most definitely deserve it!

FrontRoomCinema said...

Congrats BT. I couldn't have thought of a better blog for the feature to go to first!

Chip said...

Congratluations!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thank you. Though, I didn't actually go through the entire list of 1200. Only the first 800 or so. A lot of the original Lambs had already been retired.

365 moviesandsongs365 said...

Congrats on being named LAMB of the month! I attempted to look through all those LAMB blogs once, I managed to get past A and B I think, but not much more than that, so well done. Will have to take a look at those blogs you found...

Inspired Ground said...

I just read this. Congrats for the award, great work! =) oh my..going through 1200 blogs..

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks Eric!  I hope you find those blogs as interesting as I did.

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