Welcome to Blazing Minds The Number One North Wales Blog!
Hi all, let me introduce myself, my name is Karen Woodham and I started the Blazing Minds blog as a form of getting information out for North Wales and further afield and it’s working.
Seriously though, blogging has always been a passion ever since getting the first taste of it some years back in 2008 and finding that it is just so damn addictive, since starting Blazing Minds I have blogged about a wide range of topics from everyday observations to blogging and twitter tips, it’s all here ready for you to read on the “Number One North Wales Blog”
I’ve also been blessed with getting some pretty amazing freebies to review from companies and individuals looking to show off their wares, these include a pair of Skechers Shape Ups, EZ Comb, merchandise from EMI, Aveeno creams, a sample of Absinthe and the list goes on
Since starting my blog I’ve met many new bloggers, made lots of friends, via other blogs and this one from comments made on posts and I hope to keep going for as long as possible, so please browse the blog and enjoy
Building A Reputation With My Official Blazing Minds Twitter Account
I have also built my Twitter following over the years with my Official Twitter @BlazingMinds, which also not only brings the latest posts from the blog to the Twitter world, but the Official Blazing Minds Twitter is also the place to find loads more exclusive news, photos and my mad cap antics of my daily routines.
My Twitter account has recently broke the 20,000 mark of followers and it is consistently growing and building a larger reputation and is getting to the point of being one of the most popular Twitter accounts on the North Wales coast, apparently.
I’ve also been lucky to work with Lee Howard Photography at many events which I’ve also tweeted from such as The Sci-Fi Weekender, Wales Comic Con and many more, it’s thanks to Lee for the new updated Twitter profile.
I am hoping that sooner or later Twitter will take it upon themselves to kindly verify my account for me and show that this is my official twitter account, you never know they may do one day, fingers crossed.
I’ve also been lucky to make friends with Thomas Nicholas, @TINBand, and in 2012 during his UK tour he asked if he could take over my Twitter account for a Twitter-Takeover to tweet my followers and his fans through my account, how could I not say yes.
A Local Celebrity Of Cinema, Theatre and Events
I’ve also been lucky enough to be “adopted” by my local cinema, @VueCinemas Rhyl, as their resident film reviewer and now I get to feed my passion for reviewing some of the latest films to hit the big screen here on this very blog.
Not only that, I have also being allowed to review a selection of plays, musical events etc that are on at the Rhyl Pavilion, so you’ll also see those here on the website.
When I first started Blazing Minds back in 2008 I had a cloud of mystery where I had no photos and no one new who was running the blog, but as time has gone by, this changed and as the popularity grew, so did the thirst for knowing who was behind the blog.
In 2010 I lifted the cloak and friends started posting pictures on the various networks, now on the odd occasion, I get asked, “Aren’t you the blogger” and “Are you the one that does the Film Reviews“, even had several times, “can I have your autograph?“. Very strange to be noticed just for blogging, I even get introduced as “this is the film reviewer I was telling you about“.
So was it a good idea to let people know who I am, oh hell yeah
I’ve also had a collection of my articles printed in the Daily Post Newspaper, these include reviews of Now You See Me, Iron Man 3, Star Trek into Darkness, The Wolverine, R.I.P.D and most recently The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live.
Entertainment Is The Key To Having Fun
Over the years of blogging here on Blazing Minds, things have changed in the way I write and what I write about, most will have noticed that in the last 12 months (20/8/2012) the blog has moved towards the side of entertainment with all the movie reviews that I do, so I suppose you could say that now Blazing Minds is more in Entertainment niche than the mixed bag.
So as you can see Blazing Minds is getting more and more popular and I hope that I will be bringing you more exclusive event reviews and more backstage photos and articles very soon
But don’t worry, I do still find time to throw in some mixed bag posts and have some great guest bloggers that also put their twist on things
I’m also please to announce the launch of the new sister site called Ask The Usher, which is now up and running and is a key site for entertainment and what’s going on in North Wales, please stop by and check it out.
Blazing Minds The Family Friendly North Wales Blog by Karen Woodham
I’m also proud to announce that Blazing Minds is a G rated blog and is ideal for All Ages
Some of the other sites I author
A little History
Way back in 1997 I started a solo career in music with the name of Remergence, sometime on I met up with JJ, who is now the second member of our duo and have produced several albums as well as some remixes for other artists.
I started this blog as an avenue to posting about things which have nothing to do with my musical side and wanted somewhere to post about anything I wanted, hence this blog.
Why is the blog called Blazing Minds, first thing off the top of my head really and it’s easy for people to remember
A Final Word Of Gratitude
Without the support of all my friends, Rhyl Vue Cinema, Rhyl Pavilion and everyone that has supported myself and the blog since 2008, I would like to thank you all, your encouragement and kind words have given me the strength to keep going, so thank you everyone you rock. If you would like to support Blazing Minds then tell Twitter that Blazing Minds should be Verified.
Quotes From Fellow Bloggers And Fans Of Blazing Minds
Karen Woodham from Blazing Minds has always inspired me. I love that she is always kind and thoughtful and she’s also very talented musically. I remember when she would blog about anything and really didn’t have a niche blog so to speak. As time went by she experimented with all sorts of ideas but she always managed to maintain her unique outlook on the blogosphere. She does movie reviews these days but still manages to connect with her audience on a deeper level by sharing personal stories every now and then. She is also a bit of a celebrity these days, but she stays grounded and I think she is an awesome role model. From Ileane at Basic Blog Tips.
Karen Woodham channels her passion for films into writing informed entertaining reviews for her website http://blazingminds.co.uk. Her warm affable style has attracted a loyal readership to her website since 2008.
As a long time follower of Blazing Minds, I admire Karen’s passion and ability to inform, inspire and infuse her readers with highly-engaging articles, from blogging and Twitter tips to memes and music reviews. I trust Karen’s opinion and can depend on her to provide an honest review every time. – Lauren Salkin at Think Spin
When I see Karen Woodham has written a new movie review I make sure I take the time to come and investigate.
The reviews are not of the critical view or directorial analysis type. I wouldn’t want to read them! instead, they are written by a movie watcher for movie watchers.
By the end of the review I can always tell if the film would be a good match for me, Karen has a knack for getting the feel of a movie across in her reviews. – Andy Bailey at CommentLuv
Karen Woodham is a great blogger. She manages a few very popular blogs and is a great community leader! – Ann Smarty at MyBlogGuest
Karen Woodham is an awesome writer and easily engages her readers. I often follow the advice of her movie reviews as they are ‘spot on’.
Karen has compassion and a willingness to help others, and it shows in all the things she writes and blogs about. I’ve read some of her more compassionate pieces and they show her desire to be a part of inspiring and motivating others with her work – Sally Brown at Life and Love with passion
Karen Woodham is an amazing blogger. She is tapped into Social Networking and has a great way of writing that is sure to entertain. Her film reviews are thoughtful and entertaining and her work on Blazing Minds is superior. – Andrew Bennett at BenSpark
Karen Woodham has always been on top of her game when it comes to movie reviews. Her posts are detailed and insightful. Karen infuses the perfect amount of information with opinion to generate discussions with her readers. – Victor Salazar at Metallman’s Reverie
Karen Woodham is an excellent blogger who gives attention to detail to any product or service she reviews. Her blog is has a high volume of traffic and an interactive audience and Karen is one of the bloggers I respect and admire online. – Justin Germino at DragonBlogger
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