As a child I was always captivated by stories. Words can convey a deep magic that transports us to fascinating places and settings in time. So naturally once I was old enough to figure out the complex task of using a pen, along with all the accompanying aspects of writing such as spelling, grammar and of course handwriting, I began to compose my own stories. Time passed on and I found my passion for writing constantly growing. And now as a 19-year-old student I find myself in a multimedia course with little to show for my passion for writing but a few online published film reviews, a neglected blog and a personal writing journal filled with incomplete stories and compositions. And so I’ve decided to start this new blog. Hopefully this will make up for my recent literary drought.

My name is Keelan Foley and I am a multimedia student at the Institute of Technology Tralee. I have vast experience in the areas of music and film. I am a film maker who has produced short films. I also have experienced music production projects through my studies. I have a keen interest in the area artistic criticism surrounding film and music and so I have decided to share my knowledge and passion for these subjects. Please feel free to get involved, only through discussion and debate can something be truly analysed.

180 thoughts on “About Me (2011)

  1. Hey Keelan,

    I really appreciate you having a look at my blog. I am the Publicist for Sirens Call Publications and as I was reading your About section, I began to wonder if you would be interested in becoming a host for a blog tour for an author. If you are interested, send me an email at Kalla@SirensCallPublications.com and I will fill you in on the specifics. I really do think that this would be a way for you to add new content to your blog. Let me know,

    Kalla

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  2. Hi Keelan! Thank you for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Sign of Spring …” … Your blog looks very interesting. I wish I’d been as confident in my opinion when I was your age as you seem to be. Hold on to your dreams and write those stories … Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi Keelan… ty so much for reading my blog, I’m new to this (2nd day LOL) and so appreciate any comments or thoughts. I am adding your blog link to mine… love some of your titles especially “I’m not Dead, Just enjoying the Sunshine!!” smiles Sunbeam

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    1. Thanks for that. I have only been blogging for a few months now so I suppose I’m fairly new to things also. Best of luck with your blog anyway. Oh and I think that title came about from a serious bout of sunstroke πŸ™‚

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  4. Hey Keelan, I’m glad you liked True Love Stories. The whole album is available on iTunes. Also I flatter myself that I play a selection of nice music on my blog so do come and visit again soon x

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  5. hey mate … just discovered your blog. very cool. i like your writing style.

    don’t worry about losing touch with your writing goals as you explore other fields. i got seduced by graphic design for a long time, but now i make a living writing. it always comes back to you!

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  6. Hello Keelan, just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog. I like what I’ve read so far of your writing (particularly the Coldplay piece), I’m looking forward to seeing future posts! All the best, Liz

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    1. Thank you for checking out my blog and thanks for positive comment πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked the coldplay piece , I have tried submitting it it for some local publications but no good, so my humble blog will have to do. Thanks again for dropping by.

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  7. Always great to make the acquaintance of a fellow writer. I’m much the same in that I began writing as soon as I could figure it all out too and I’m 19 with not a lot to show for it. However, I aim to change that and am currently working on trying to get published.

    Lookin forward to keepin up with you, especially since you’re one of (now) three writers I know on my side of the globe haha. P:

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    1. Hey thanks for visiting my blog. Its always good to hear from other people in the same boat. Best of luck with getting your work published, I look forward to seeing how you get on. For me I’ll be happy if my future revolves around writing, in one way or another. But as all know, that’s not going to happen by itself.

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  8. Hello Keelan. Welcome to blogging and thanks for stopping by. One of the nice things about writing a blog and acquiring some viewers is not wanting to disappoint them. Knowing others are watching and reading provides a little push to keep writing and keep striving to do your best. Even though I write to satisfy meβ€”no one will ever be a stronger critic about my work than meβ€”it’s gratifying to have others with similar interests stop by and leave a thumbs up now and again. Never stop following your dream.

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  9. Thank you so much for liking my post Tiny bird. I really appreciate your wonderful open and honest “about” I especially like – Words can convey a deep magic that transports us to fascinating places and settings in time.

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  10. Hm. I like your name. I do film reviews too (QUIET IN THE BACK!) and publish my Irish adventures (IRISH RAMBLINGS) My mom lives in Glengarriff. Been to Ireland 10 times, to Tralee many times. FYI: “filmmaker” is one word in the U.S. and you said “mouths” when you meant “months” in your most recent posting. No charge for the proof-reading!) Fun stuff Keelan. Keep it up! Maybe we can meet for a chat in August when I next return…

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Do you mind me asking which post I said mouths instead of months? I usually just rush through my posts relying on wordpress to do my proofreading via the spell check button πŸ™‚ You picked a good month to visit Kerry, August is festival month.

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    1. Hmm..never really gave lyrics much consideration. But that’s mainly down to my overall lack of musical ability. I suppose composing song lyrics cannot be too much different than composing poetry?

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      1. Well I don’t know, someone said great poetry doesn’t always make for great lyrics but maybe you’d like to write something? I’m making tracks all the time, you want to give it a go?

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      2. It sounds like a very interesting project. Maybe if ye had some music in need of lyrics I could give it a go. Oh and your music is very impressive by the way, just visited your music page there.

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      3. Ah, thank you very much πŸ™‚ But yes, I believe it could be an inventive project. Of course all credit would be given and don’t worry about the musical aspect of it, I’ll incorporate it. Mind if I take your email? Maybe I could send something over and you could give it a bit of dwelling over?

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  11. First Keelan, thanks for visiting ifeck.com…it’s just a bit of fun. As for the rest, I won’t tell you to stick with the writing, or with any form of expression. From reading your “about” it sounds like you’ll never have the choice to stop…and there will always be dry spells…it doesn’t mean those periods don’t have value… and you’re right just to write about anything when such times come.

    I’ve been a writer all my life, though I’ve had lots of different job titles. At the heart of all of them has been an ability with words and a steady voice. But it’s always been through the exploration of the concrete world, and not myself, that my voice has developed and the means by which I’ve come to understand who I am, and how I can best speak about the world, how I can best be in it. It’s a peculiar contradiction that so much of what we do is from and about our being with others, and yet so frequently when we create we do it alone. So don’t be afraid of the dark places. Just don’t choose to live there.

    Regards
    D

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    1. Hey David thank you for your comment. That’s a very interesting point you raised there especially about writing alone. I guess inspiration can be taken form any experience really.

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  12. Great meeting you via the web, Keelan. I appreciate your visiting my blog. It’s only been up about two weeks, so I’m still feeling my way around it. I have been writing since the typewriter days, so that sort of tells you how old I am (I’m 57-years-young). Most everything I’ve had published are articles. It took me a long time before I found publication on a consistent basis. But stick with it, keep studying and practicing your craft, and above and beyond everything else — don’t quit. I have discovered that persistence is the single most important trait writers need if they want success, and I define success as getting published, The size of the publication and the pay isn’t what’s important at first. What writers need first are bylines. The bigger bylines and money will then eventually come. Stay with it!

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    1. Hey Jack, thank you for the encouraging words. I hope to one day have a successful writing career similar to yours. I am not too concerned about getting rich with writing (not that I’d refuse it either πŸ™‚ ) I just hope to mold a future with writing at the core of it. Thanks again for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

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  13. Thanks for the like. When time allows check out more of Eric’s ambient and solo bass works (he has a youtube channel, search “Eric Czar”).
    He’s done some film and TV scoring and is quite a talent…and a very unique talent. Maybe you can hook up on a future project, he’s in NYC. I have his contact info if needed…

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    1. I just checked out his YouTube channel there. His music is very impressive. I have never heard, nor seen anyone play such a bass guitar before. I would be very interested in teaming up with Eric in the future. Thanks for the comment.

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  14. Hi and thanks for liking my “Musical Memories: Funky Worm” post. I appreciate it. I also have begun reading your 30 day music challenge posts. Might be something I pick up on for my blog.

    Again, thanks.

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  15. You spelt institute wrong! Errors jump out of the page at me, I must be getting good at editing. I did the Society of Editors test yesterday and didn’t score very well! I did do a transcript of a 2,500 word audio recording n 2 hours, though. I was grateful when I got to the end of that.

    You should look around locally for work writing. Some people can’t write a decent email or letter. I have done everything letters, blogs, business plans, CV’s, job applications. A mail shot and follow up to a few local businesses can work.

    Check out http://www.linkedIn.com too, we have lots of groups for writers. One of my latest connections is a writer in China who is still learning English.

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    1. Nicely spotted spelling mistake. It caught both me and the wordpress spell checker off guard.Yeah I definitely have some mail and CV drops planned for the summer. As you said, it just might work. Thanks for your comment.

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  16. Hi Keelan – thanks so much for liking my blog post! I can see you are serious about writing as I am … I hope you will continue to read my blog and become a follower (and commentator). I love music and film too, so will have a browse…

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  17. Keelan ~ newbies unite! I’ve only been blogging for a few months too. A friend suggested it might help me get motivated to complete some of my other work. Not sure how that is working out for me yet though, lol. I’ve quite enjoyed wandering around your blog – love a good sense of humour. Looking forward to your next post.

    ~*~ Rowan ~*~

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  18. Thanks Keelan for the like on my blog. I have no formal training but enjoy writing so much. For me, it is more of a theraputic outlet and I am glad that it is also of some enjoyment to others. Good luck in your ventures,,,Kathrin

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  19. Hi Keelan, thanks stopping by and taking the time to like my post! You definitely shouldn’t feel like you have little to show – you’ve found and are actually using the passion for writing waaaaay sooner than a lot of other people did (myself included).

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  20. Hallo Keelan,

    thank you for visiting Brandpowder. Your blog is interesting and full of thought provoking material, good for inspiration. keep going!

    Carlo

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  21. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog at jennsmidlifecrisis. I’m very new to the whole blogging scene but having fun. If you need another good laugh, check out Confession #2. I’m a very musical person – I play, I sing (I’ve even joined a band if you can call us that), and I do have thousands of songs that relate to people and events in my life. Hearing them again can be like visiting old friends. So many aspects of your blog intrigued me and I will be coming back again and again. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams” -Henry David Thoreau

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    1. Good to hear that you are having fun and enjoying blogging. I think thats really the core of it. I will definitely check that out later, I’m always looking for a good laugh πŸ™‚ Wow you seem to be heavily involved in music. If your band ever gets serious and records some songs let me know. I am starting a new feature on my blog, thinking of calling it the radar, where I promote and review new bands and musicians. I love music but my talent doesn’t extend far beyond listening to it. So I have to be content to write about it. Although I may be getting involved in a songwriting project with an Indie band from the UK, buts thats a story for another day. Thanks for stopping by, and I love that quote at the, never heard it before.

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  22. Hey, thanks for stopping by Of Vice and Virtue. I hope you enjoyed it! Your blog looks really cool, and I think it’s great what you have going on here. Keep up the good work!

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  23. Thank you, Keelan, for dropping by allaroundbacolod. I am glad you liked my post about the drum competition at the Panaad Festival. I wish you all the best in your future projects and I am sure you will be very successful in life.
    ~ Gary ~

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  24. Hi Keelan, thanks for liking my most recent post about my latest story acceptance to Prick of the Spindle.

    Now that I’ve got 20 stories either published or accepted for publication, I invite you to read some of them on my Published Stories page. I hope you enjoy them.

    All the best and good luck in your blogging journey!
    Carol

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  25. Hey Keelan,
    Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Its for a Class Project. I would really appreciate it if you would folow, comment , like etc.. that would help alot. Thanks I followed you. Im liking you r context so far! Keep it up
    Thanks—Chamie

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  26. thanks for checking out craigontoast. I’m just getting restarted and blogging the thing that interest me.. music, food, photography, social media.. all mixed in with my own ramblings. stop by anytime πŸ™‚

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  27. Hi Keelan: Just wanted to thank you so much for taking the time to read and like my blog “Delightful Local Repast”…I enjoyed reading your blog as well! Thanks again, Rose πŸ™‚

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  28. Hey Keelan!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post Food For The Heart…
    I like your interestin in film and writing, it’s also a common interest of mine. Haha, the writing part obviously. I’ll be reading your blog, it seems really interesting and captivating πŸ™‚

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  29. Hey Keelan!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post Food For the Heart…
    I like the concept of your blog, it’s very interesting and captivating. I’m a lover of films (and writing of course lol).

    Take care, and I’ll be reading your blog πŸ™‚

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  30. Hi Keelan, thanks for visiting my blog Mamma Said and for liking it. You are a talented writer and have a vivid immagination. Keep writing, I am going to enjoy the read. Take care. Anne

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  31. Hi Keelan! Thanks for stopping by Fotosympathetique! Glad you enjoyed the post.
    Nice to see you are writing – wonderful!

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  32. Hi Keelan,
    Thanks for your comments on my blog post “It’s Beginning to Taste alot Like…”
    at Weal Food. I too am using my blog to make writing a regular occurence.

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  33. Thanks Keelan for your comments on my blog post “It’s Beginning to Taste alot Like…” at Weal Food. I too am using my blog to get me in the habit of writing regularly.

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  34. Hey man, thanks for visiting. Stay tuned for food news every week. The thing about writing is to just keep at it, even if it seems like junk. Having a trusted person edit your work will help. I’ve been published elsewhere but I really like blogs because you don’t have to be “correct”.

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  35. Hi Keelan,

    Thanks for visiting my blog “arnnarn.com” and liking the “Mushroom” post. I hope you come back soon.

    I’ve been reading your blog and enjoying it very much. Keep up the good work.

    Bruce

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  36. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m taking some time to check yours out (already looks to be really interesting). πŸ™‚

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  37. Hello, Keelan. Thanks for visiting my party tape piece. There’s quite a lot more on music of various sorts, earlier on. I’ll look forward to reading your stuff.

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  38. hello keelan, thanks for visiting my blog, really appreciate. though i communicate more in drawing than words, maybe 1 day, will make a proper animation.

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  39. Hi Keelan,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking the last post. Much appreciated, new to all this so nice to see people like what I am writing. Your site sounds interesting and looking forward to reading more from you. Best of luck with the writing.

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  40. Glad you like my story! Thanks for reading.
    And I will “put that in my pipe and smoke it”

    Great blog you have going.

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  41. Hi Maya: I am a professional pianist here in Seattle and have 18 songs on my album where the songs are being played world wide on the international radio network…I receive checks in the snail mail from BMI for radio station air play.

    You can hear samples of my work at http://www.spacenoodles.com/shop.asp

    Best,
    Hank, spacenoodles.com

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  42. Hi Keelan,
    I love your name by the way. Thank you for stopping by and looking at my two posts which were original song compositions. I have a lot of fun playing music. Perhaps you have some lyrics you may have been meaning to put to music? I would love another ‘project’ – lol.
    Thanks again!

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  43. Thank you for visiting my blog about the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Blairsville. If you are interested in writing a column for an online newspaper, use this link to apply and my name, Barbara Stanley, http://exm.nr/tYiCDV. You can write a column about what’s new in your field of study or anything that interests you. You will be asked to leave a sample of your writing. Best of luck.

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  44. You know, people like you, I thought they only existed in movies and tv shows and stuff…..you seem like a pretty cool guy, you’re young and you’re Irish, that just makes you even more “legit’. Your blog is super awesome and you seem like you have a ton of talent, and I’d say the talent is going to the right place. πŸ™‚

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  45. Wow, I can hardly believe you’re under 25. You have a grace with words that usually comes with a higher year count πŸ˜‰ Does your age make the music and club scene harder to navigate?

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  46. You mentioned that you do music reviews. I remember being 19 and 20 and having trouble booking gigs because they couldn’t have minors in the facility. Do you find it difficult or do you deal more with all age venues?

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  47. Hi Keelan!
    I think it is so cool that besides all that you are doing you take the time to look at other peoples’ blogs. For testimony to that you can see all of the comments above. Anyways I wanted to thank you for looking at my blog and in return I am here checking out yours! Anyways, thanks!

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  48. Hey Keelan, thank you for liking my blog. I have just finished reading yours and it seems really interesting. I like reading about people on a similar journey to myself. Good luck with everything and who knows, I may pass by your way on my travels some day πŸ˜€ Take care!

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  49. Hi Keelan,

    Thanks for liking my post! I’m a Communications student as well and it’s good to know I’m not the only writer out there with incomplete stories. No more going five months between posts! Nice blog by the way, I’ll keep reading your posts.

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  50. Hey Keelan…thanks for dropping by the blog and liking my song “When my Heart Beats Down”. Will definitely be keeping up with your blog…seems like we’ve got some similar interests πŸ™‚ Cheers mate…Annabel

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