Is there any benefit to blogging?
Blogging can be beneficial to a wide range of people for different reasons. It can allow people to follow their favourite personalities and get more involved in what they’re doing, or they can be seeking advice from people who have had more experience than them. It also allows the blogger to reflect on their experiences and possibly pick up on things they may have missed otherwise. Blogs can also be beneficial to different groups based on who they are geared towards. filmmaker and blogger Noam Kroll’s blog is geared more towards people who already have knowledge of film and the industry. Someone who knows nothing about the industry or is only new to it may not benefit as much as someone else.
How do I capture my audiences attention?
The attention of an audience can be captured in different ways depending on what you want to achieve. If you are a prominent figure in the industry or even have a small following, your audience may want to engage with what you are doing, even if it’s just daily activities. Another reason could be that your audience also wants to get involved in the film industry. They may come to you looking for advice or to read about your experiences. This is the case for Noam Kroll. His blog post “Why Pickup Shots Are Crucial For Micro-Budget Features + Shooting Our Pickups Guerrilla Style” is an example of a post that will engage an audience by talking about his experience with pickup shots as well as offering advice on how to get the best outcome when filming them. While it may not attract an audience of beginner film makers, as they may not understand the concept or have the resources to attempt that, Kroll isn’t attempting to appeal to this kind of audience.
Kroll, N. (2017). Technique Over Gear, Or How To Continually Improve Your Craft. Noamkroll.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017, from http://noamkroll.com/technique-over-gear-or-how-to-continually-improve-your-craft/