Hear, hear, verbALs.
This is probably the only place so far where writing feels contributive and productive. Even though I would paste the same reviews on Letterboxd, there's a more fleeting feeling like a lost dog ad, probably because only my followers and the few lucky enough to pass by my reviews would get to read them at all. But here in the forums, it's present for every member to see.
It's why I like making my reviews more conversational. If you'll notice my past reviews during my short break from Filmspotting between August last year and February this year, you'll see that I didn't bother writing much because I wasn't writing for the forums. The reviews during that time period were short and indifferent. I could just type up two paragraphs of random thoughts and get over with it. I didn't have anyone to write for but myself.
That said, I'm still too lazy to bother with editing my writing. Most of my posts here are my instant thoughts as they flowed from my mind, not artificial prose conjured with the intention to impress. Well, I do still have the occasional prose and an intention to impress, at which time you would be able to tell easily (The Orphanage), but most often, I just prefer to write in a natural and sincere voice.
On another note, writing here has still not revitalized my interest in writing fiction. That kind of writing is a chore to work through, one that I would rather not delve back into right now.