Interview with a Successful Blogger, You Know You Want in!

My latest Awesome Infographic: Fuck, The 12 Movies with the Dirtiest Mouths, came out last week on Flavorwire. In my search for other websites/blogs to pitch it to for cross-postage, I came across Film Drunk.

FilmDrunk is the movie blog that plays rough — just the way your mother likes it.

I pitched it to the editor and writer Vince Mancini. We ended up having a conversation about posting content on the web and issues with copyright and crediting, etc. He also posted my infographic, sweetness. I thought he’d be a cool guy to interview for a blog entry (Film Drunk gets 303,657 uniques a month according to Compete, 3789 Alexa Rank if you care), and he agreed to a GChat interview! I’m not anti-social he’s just on the west coast.

SO, here’s where I need help! I’d love to get questions from other up and coming writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, movie buffs, anyone interested! Please post questions in the comment section here, leave your website to if you have one, and I will use as many as I can in the interview! I will also of course credit you with the question and link to your blog,website etc.

I hope to get a lot of cool questions. I need them by Wednesday! Here are some ways to learn more about the site and Vince:

Let’s get this party started!

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  1. Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    first question – where do you draw the line between being personable and professional? or are those two words not in the same language?

    ex – take a look at Vince’s LinkedIn – he included his deli job, where he was “the sandwich professional”. his “about” on FilmDrunk is even better.

    Emily can attest to this – I know a good amount of career counselors and professors who would FLIP if they saw THAT KIND of behavior on LINKEDIN – where everyone and their mom can see it. I think it’s awesome. I personally feel that nowadays showing some personality is exactly what people want to see.

    Second question – does having a blog enhance some one’s existing career, or should the career come secondary?

    i.e. I love blogging. I love my 9 – 5 job. Sometimes it’s hard to be AMAZING at both when there are only 24 hours in a day.

    random, maybe rhetorical question – what if i DON’T want to blog about what I do for a career? Should a blogger separate their day job from their blogging? Should they hide that piece of themselves?

    This girl might be suffering a blogging identity crisis – HELP!

  2. Posted August 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Go, Em, go! Here’s some things I’ve been thinking about that Mr. Vincent might like to chew on:

    How do you balance the prolific output demands of blogging with producing quality, thoughtful writing?

    (related question) Do you think blogging demands a different skill set from writers than print journalism?

    Don’t feel obligated to ask these questions, as they may not apply to Film Drunk’s particular blogging steez. But just some things I’ve been thinking about!

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