It’s been two days and I still can’t quite wrap my head around just how we managed to win the Best Film/TV Blog at this years Irish Blog Awards. The only real answer I can come up with is the hard work and dedication of every single one of the writers here. Three years ago Adam and I decided it was time to stop boring our friends with non-stop discussion about everything film and to instead channel our passion into a more tangible outlet. It was exciting and a little nerve-wracking to put our views to paper and put them out there ripe for praise, indifference or a lambasting.
Over the course of that three years, we’ve seen a huge improvement in the quality of our writing and expanded the blog into various other discussion categories such as the alcohol driven cesspit which is Beer Goggles to a more collaborative effort with upcoming filmmakers and their projects in the form of Spotlight. We’ve expanded our team of two to four bringing on Shaun and Tiffany who have greatly improved the quality and diversity of our content.
Reel Times Flicks focus has never been to win awards or accolades but to allow each member a creative outlet to speak about our love for films. It has been this passion that has kept us consistently writing and improving. This award we have won is a literal representation of hard work paying off and has brought us a huge sense of achievement. I would encourage everyone to keep writing, to maintain that focus, and most of all make sure you enjoy it because it will payoff.