[Edit: images added below]
I have a question to ask. I regularly maintain a calendar of film events in Outlook. I keep track of festivals, film release schedules, miscellaneous screenings and film-related events that pertain to Melbourne. For some months, I've been uploading these to a custom Google calendar that I created and have embedded in the sidebar of this blog. What I'd like to know is if anyone reading this blog actually uses it. Is it of any value to anyone? If so, I'll continue to share the good oil and if not, I'll save myself the effort and just keep it to myself on my home machine.
I'm interested to know if any readers of Melbourne Film Blog subscribe to the calendar. So, if you have anything to say or suggest, now's your chance.
Edit here: If you have set up a Google Calendar account (it takes one minute), clicking on the button at the bottom of the Melbourne Film Blog calendar will subscribe you to the calendar. Then, whenever you go to Google Calendar, you'll see the events as in this image here (click to see full size).
By clicking on an item, you have the option to copy from my calendar to yours. For example, you could add the film events that interest you, then uncheck Melbourne Film Blog calendar so that you only see the films on your calendar that interest you.
To see the details of an individual event, you click on an item and select the option to see the details, which look like this image here (again, click on the image to see full size).
I suppose not too many people are aware of this Google product which really is quite ingenius. I acknowledge it's a little rough around the edges, particularly when viewed from a blog, but if you get your head around it (and it doesn't take long), it has all sorts of uses. You can search Google Calendars for other events and compile all sorts of things that can appear on your one calendar, and filter them by selecting or deselecting each calendar you've subscribed to.