Saturday, October 31, 2009

Interested in Joining the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)?

Your blog must have existed for a minimum of ninety days and meet the following criteria:

1. Content cannot contain obscene, indecent, or profane material or links to such material. Mild profanity and nudity are acceptable, especially in context of describing a film. A good rule of thumb is that a member's blog must comply with U.S. network television standards on the occasional use of mild profanity, nudity, and gore.

2. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If short excerpts of copyrighted material are used, the original source and author must be cited.

3. A substantial amount of blog content must be devoted to classic films (e.g., as opposed to current films).

4. New content should be published on a regular basis (at least monthly).

5. The purpose of a blog cannot be to expressly sell merchandise or promote a business that sells merchandise. Blogs can be monetized, contain advertisements, and contain links to businesses (providing that is not the site’s sole purpose).

6. You must adhere to the highest blogging standards in terms of providing content that is accurate, well-written, informative, and entertaining.

If your blog meets about the above criteria and you are interested in joining the CMBA, send an e-mail inquiry to Current members vote on accepting new ones. It takes about two weeks to receive a response about your membership inquiry.