Okay, many of you already know that I’m an avid blogger. I love blogs and everything about them lol. However, it now seems that everything has come full circle for me. It’s so funny because just a few years ago I had my heart so set on becoming a filmmaker. Thank God I did complete two short films and my first feature for DVD, Lord Help Us, which is just about everywhere now…and it’s been on a lot of top cable networks such as BET, TV One, GMC, etc. I’m still proud of that movie, even though it was extremely tough for me to complete.
Anyway, I started blogging back in 2004 to keep track of all my filmmaking plans with my first movie. I wanted to be able to look back and see how far I came in getting the movie completed. It was fun and exciting to blog about the ups and downs of trying to get it produced. My first blog (about how I made the movie) is still on Blogger.com but it’s private now.
I liked blogging so much about my filmmaking experience that I decided to make a personal blog on blogspot.com, which eventually turned into ShavarRoss.com, which is the blog you’re on now.
You guys know I’m “long-winded” so let me jump cut to:
Next thing I knew I started another blog, and then another, and then another, lol.
What was so gratifying about creating these blogs was the fact that I could produce something rather quickly and efficiently so that people could enjoy the work, so to speak. That is one of the reasons why I wanted to branch off into films in the first place — I wanted to be more creative and make products that people could enjoy.
But the big-time money and the energy it takes to make just one film is very time-consuming. It takes a lot to complete a film, let alone get it distributed. Maybe I’ll get back to that one day again.
But for now, here is my blog of all my blogs. I have a small team of people who help me with creating them. This is a fun outlet for me, not-to-mention that it pays a few bills, so thank you Jesus for that! Can I get an amen, somebody? LOL.
Here are some interviews I’ve done recently about my new blogging ventures: