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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X-Files (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge



         Certain popular television shows as well as movies and other pop movements with cult followings can make for interesting blogging that can reap a number of followers.  Much like the membership base of fan clubs, a popular culture blog can tap into a ready made audience of those interested in whatever topic is being followed.

        The X-Files certainly fits into this category with television shows, movies, books, and other merchandising available to fans around the world.   With the announcement by Fox Entertainment of new X-File episodes returning to the air there is a revived interest in the series.   This X-Files revival provides an opening for new blog opportunities for anyone with a strong interest in the series or inside knowledge about the behind the scenes production scoops.

          Fan blogs like the ones centered on The X-Files can likewise be found about topics as diverse as Star Trek, Game of Thrones, soap operas, reality shows, and many other popular shows, movies, and published entertainment franchises.

          Are you an X-Files fan?   Do you keep up with any fan blogs?   If you were considering your own fan blog what topic might you consider?  
             

Blogs that may or may not be about the X-Files:

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part (X-Files is her A to Z Theme)

My Truth...An X-Files Blog

The X-Files Lexicon Blog


67 comments:

  1. All I remember about the X-Files is those crazy nerdy guys who were always figuring out the hard science or technology of what happened! Loved those guys.

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    1. I never watched the show enough times to know who anyone was.

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    2. The Lone Gunmen! They were awesome. Also, don't watch season 9 of X Files if you love them. :/

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    3. I tend not to watch old TV shows unless they are rerun on regular TV and I just happen to be there at the time.

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  2. I used to enjoy The X Files many years ago.. was a favourite with my husband also. Good subject Lee.

    YVONNE

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    1. I guess it must have been good. I think it came on TV on Sunday nights which was a time that I rarely watched TV during those years.

      Lee

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  3. I never really did get on board with the X-files myself, although I think they were rather popular when I was growing up :) I've always been more of a Witches and Crime stories gal :D

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    1. I never got into X-Files either, but I wasn't watching much television at all during the years when I was working which would have been when the show was on.

      Lee

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  4. Hi Lee - I watched an occasional episode .. but am pleased Gillian Anderson is over here now - and showing us her acting skills in other ways. Cheers Hilary

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    1. I think I may have watched 2 or 3 episodes out of curiosity. Good to know Anderson is still working.

      Lee

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  5. Big fan of the series, even though the last season crashed and burned and the second movie was awful. Here's hoping the short series rocks.
    And glad you listed Heather!

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    1. the second film, didn't fit into anything and it was poorly advertised as a film it was more like an episode... a very violent one.

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    2. I saw the first film and don't remember it. I never knew there was a second film.

      Heather's theme inspired this topic for X.

      Lee

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    3. I was a huge fan back in the day, but yeah the last arc of episodes were pretty terrible. My household did a rewatch on Netflix a year ago and zipped through until about season 8. The last movie I saw in the theatre out of loyalty, but I couldn't get through it a second time on DVD.

      Still gonna watch the reboot though. How could I not??

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    4. Seems like a lot of good shows lose steam in the end. I hate it when the shows just go off the air without any story resolution.

      Lee

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  6. I am so stoked for this reboot of the X Files. I hear they are shooting in Vancouver too. I admit though, I did stop watching during Season 5 and after the first movie came out when they didn't actually resolve any of the questions we had. Plus I wasn't happy with their move from Vancouver to Los Angeles. It changed the whole look and feel of the show.

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    1. Los Angeles would be an appropriate setting for The X-Files. This city is a nightmare filled with aliens.

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  7. I am a fan and I am hoping that the new series of episodes does it justice... their child should be the focus cause he was conceived by more than just two people... alien DNA... add theme here!

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    1. I have a feeling I might miss this new run of the series. I'm just not into the whole thing.

      Lee

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  8. X-files can be an eternal topic for X for all #atoz bloggers.What say?

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    1. X-Files is a very convenient and obvious X topic.

      Lee

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  9. I still remember how one of my guy friends tricked to trick one of our enemies, some smug know-it-all, into missing The X-Files (then a brand-new show) by telling him it was on NBC and at some other time. The other guy wrote down this information, then was like, "Wait a minute." He must've known some other show was really on that time and channel.

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  10. I remember the X-Files, as in, I am aware that it was a tv show, but I never got into it. I saw bits and pieces of a couple episodes, but it never really held my interest. I wasn't aware of the movies.
    As for starting a fan blog, that's a great idea! To narrow it down to just one subject that holds your interest long enough to blog about it repeatedly is the problem I guess.

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    1. If you're really into something enough I guess you can repeatedly blog about it. I've seen some of these fan sites, but I've yet to find one that has captured my interest.

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  11. I can see where these type of blogs would find a niche following. Like always thanks for sharing!

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  12. I watched the X-Files only so often. Was not a big fan, but did watch a good number of episodes. I watch a few from time to time on Amazon Prime. The worst episode I ever watched was one dealing with roaches. Then during the course of the show a random bug ran across the screen. It freaked me out but I laugh about it now. It was an ingenious thing to do.

    As for fan blogs, I've done that a few times. I was running a fitness blog for awhile and every season the Biggest Loser was on I'd do two weekly features. One was a recap of the show and another was tweets of the week where I'd print comments about the show as seen on twitter, then offer my own comment.

    I also ran a Doctor Who blog where I recapped all the classic episodes. Both blogs still exist, they just lay dormant. Stopped blogging to them when I started the one I am currently running.

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    1. Blogging about something that's current makes the most sense regarding fan blogs. Older stuff relegates a blog to a more specific niche audience that probably has little growth potential.

      So did you have many readers on those blogs? Or did you stop because of not enough interest getting new readers?

      Lee

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    2. I did get many readers. The Dr.Who one had many readers and another site even forwarded most of my posts.
      Essentially the fitness one I lost interest in the Biggest Loser TV show and felt I said all I could about fitness. The Dr.Who one I felt I accomplished all I wanted to do. I would have gone on to write current episode reviews but it's been done many times over.

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  13. Love the X-Files! In a way the Internet and the X-Files grew up together. Back in the day when everyone was getting online X-Files was at it's peak. IT was a great time.

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/


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    1. That was before my internet days. I think maybe X-Files was already off the air before I got heavily vested in the internet.

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  14. I mentioned the X-Files today, too. Timothy is right: the internet was at its infancy during the X-Files first seasons. :-)

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    1. There were probably a lot of X-Files posts today. Not too many choices like the other letters.

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  15. I thought the first season was okay, but the second season was so bad I never watched more.

    I'm sorry you had to be invaded by the spamming in my comments.

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    1. I've just been deleting the spammed comments en mass once I saw what was happening. Someone I think might need to get some psychological assistance.

      Lee

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  16. I don't follow any fan blogs. Usually if it's something I'm a fan of, I like it on FB or Twitter.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. I'm not really much of a fan guy so I don't follow any either. I have followed blogs about topics that I'm interested in though, but I guess that's not quite the same thing.

      Lee

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  17. I loved the X files even though it got more confusing about the aliens and her baby plus all their family dying around them-ick. I did enjoy it even the one that is censored(the freak who was the product of incest between the mother and her other sons). If Russell Crowe or Hugh Jackman had their own blog-I would follow it

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    1. You lost me with that. Now this show is really starting to sound strange.

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  18. Always enjoyed the X-files! But now I'm into Criminal Minds. If I were to do a fan blog it would have to be about old (some new) westerns; John Wayne, Eastwood, Sam Elliot...

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  19. What I have seen of the X files I like, but having only one TV and a husband who doesn't like such programmes, I rarely get to watch them. The TV is his, I have two computers and a tablet as well as a Kindle to keep me company.

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    1. I watch some TV but my wife probably more than I do and for her it's almost all news.

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  20. I love X-Files. Sometimes I binge fest the episodes at NetFliX

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    1. Maybe if I had streaming Netflix I'd watch some old TV shows.

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  21. never into the X-Files. A friend of mine loved the show, spent a fortune to see the movie, and said it was horrible. Oh well. Heard they are bringing the show back. I did like Gillian in the short series "The Fall".

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    1. Why would your friend have to spend a fortune to see the movie? Did she have to travel or something?

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  22. I was an on again, off again fan. I don't follow any fan blogs though I check out a few on facebook now and then.

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog today; I'm returning the visit. I love that you're doing a series on how to blog better and get more ideas; what a great theme!

    Happy blogging!

    A. Catherine Noon
    Visiting from the A-Z Challenge
    www.acatherinenoon.com

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    1. Thank you for the reciprocated visit. Yeah, I blog a lot about blogging topics.

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  24. I don't watch X-Files or keep up with any fan blogs. I would have to give some serious thought as to what kind of a blog I would want to attract fans to.

    Sunni
    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't really know that much about any fan things. Don't guess I'd want to do a fan blog.

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  25. I'm not a fan club fan, but I really liked the X-Files. The first movie was really good. The second? Meh. It'll be interesting to see how they handle the revival.

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    1. I might miss the revival, but then again now I'm starting to get curious.

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  26. Yeah! The X-Files!
    I remember beginning to write everything down about the show every time I learned something new. I had a full notebook. But, even though the internet was fairly new, someone had already beaten me to putting up a site.
    The show was originally on Friday night, which was great. They lost viewers when it moved to Sunday.
    Thanks for mentioning my blog today! I appreciate it!
    Heather

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    1. Sunday is when I saw the episodes I did see. I usually don't watch any TV programming on Fridays. That's movie night in our house!

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  27. I don't follow specific X-files blogs but I was excited when I heard the series is resurrecting. I wasn't a huge fan, like a Must-See fan, but I did watch a lot of it over the years and I always enjoyed it. It will be interesting to see if they can revive the chemistry between the two leads that was so successful with the original series.
    I do visit some TV show blogs. I'm a huge Real Housewives fan (shhh, it's my guilty pleasure :) ) and have often visited the various blogs on the BravoTV site. It's definitely an added bonus for viewers...and certainly another revenue stream for the networks.
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. The sites I'd be most likely to follow would be about shows that were on many years ago.

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  28. Greetings human, Lee,

    The X-Files, my human knows it well. After all, he's from Vancouver and it was filmed in Vancouver, disguised as San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC. How this for a concept in the remake. Vancouver as Vancouver. The truth is out there...

    Pawsitive wishes and goodbye to the alphabet abyss,

    Penny

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    1. Vancouver seems to stand in for a lot of TV show cities. I heard recently there's going to be a new show better than The X-Files. It's going to be The A to Z Files. It may terrify some and delight others. Some of the human characters may be disguised as dogs.

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  29. It will be interesting to see where the new X-Files takes us. Thanks for hosting another eXceptional A to Z, Lee!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you for your support, Julie!

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  30. I enjoyed the X-Files when that series was running. I hear they're making a mini-series, so it will be interesting to see if it attracts a new set of fans.

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    1. Yes, C.Lee, or if the old fans come back.

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