Origins: Where The Buffalo Roam

7 07 2010

“The Origins Project” continues with a look at what makes Dreher Bear of “Where the Buffalo Roam” tick.  He’s a recent addition to the blogging scene, but he learned quickly the skills that it took most of us months to acquire.  We’re very happy to have him now, and I hope his answers prove enlightening as to why he blogs.

What movie began your love affair with cinema?

The movie that began my love affair with cinema was Pulp Fiction. Even though I saw the film on DVD it was the first film that completely blew my mind as a teenager. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated with films and cinema in general.

When did you start blogging?

I started my blog back in February 2010.

Why did you start blogging?

In November 2009, I started writing for my school’s newspaper as a movie critic. I felt like my newspaper reviews could reach a bigger audience since my college is relatively small. So I started a blog and posted my reviews and as time went on I started to provide original content to it.

What has kept you going?

The community, hands down. I love reading comments that are made on my blog. If it wasn’t for the community, I probably would have given up after a month or so.

Has there been a particular person (or people) that has helped you along the way?

It’s almost impossible to pinpoint just one particular person that helped me. I know it’s not the answer you’re looking for, but it really was a number of blogs that helped me along the way.

What’s the best part of being a blogger? The worst?

Best part of being a blogger is that I’m able to have the ability to express my opinion on films on a worldwide scale. The worst part is the constant pressure of providing quality content every week.

Has blogging increased or diminished your passion for movies?

It has definitely increased my passion for movies. Before I started a blog, I usually preferred to just watch a movie when it came out on DVD instead of going to the theater. Now, I try to attend as many movies as I can during its theatrical run so I could write a review for it.

What’s your proudest moment as a blogger?

My proudest moment (so far) as a blogger would have to be my Kick-Ass movie review. On May 15th, it received 152 hits in just one day and I was so ecstatic to see my first large response.

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow their passion? To someone starting a blog of their own?

If you love something, go for it and don’t slow down. If you’re starting a blog, stay dedicated. Keep providing a constant flow of quality material and naturally people will start to notice you and continue to go to your blog on a daily basis.

Check out “The Origins Project” tomorrow when Andrew of “Encore Entertainment” shares his roots.



One response

7 07 2010
Dreher Bear (...Where The Buffalo Roam)

Once again I want to thank you Marshall for thinking of me for your Origins Project.

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