How And When Did You Discover The World Of Blazing Minds?

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For todays post, I thought I would get a little feedback from those of you that have either been reading the blog for a while and from those that may have only discovered the world of the Blazing Minds blog!

I was looking through the blogs stats the other day and noticed that there seems to be a lot of traffic coming from Google lately, so it got me thinking about how people find the blog and what they may be searching for or what makes them click on a link to read any of the posts here on Blazing Minds.

There are those that are probably LTRFTC (Long Time Readers First Time Commentators) that read the blog and also those that love to comment on nearly every blog post posted up, I do see from my stats recently that Stargate Universe and Birthday Bash are some of the most popular search terms for people landing on the blog, but I’mΒ interestedΒ in what everyone may be looking for. So here are a couple of questions for everyone reading my humble blog.

  1. How Did You Find Blazing Minds?
  2. When Did You First Discover Blazing Minds?
  3. What Is It That Appeals To You About Blazing Minds?
There you go, just a little something for you all to ponder on and thank you all for taking part and to everyone that reads and comments on my blog, you are all much appreciated πŸ˜‰


Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger, Radio Presenter and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham


Listed in the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs. #UKBA15 Award Winning Blogger. Photographer, resident reviewer at @Prestatyn_Scala & Radio Presenter on @RadioDeeside.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham
  • Ron

    Here are my answers Karen.

    1). How Did You Find Blazing Minds?
    I am not quite sure about this but as far as I know, I find your blog via someone’s list. I think it is a list of blogs to follow, blog with comment luv enabled or dofollow blog. Something like that.

    2). When Did You First Discover Blazing Minds?
    I think about a year a go or so. Sorry, I am bad about recalling dates.

    3). What Is It That Appeals To You About Blazing Minds?
    I will be honest with this. At first, I jumped into here to get some link love and dofollow links via your commentluv section. But then again things changed. After few months of commenting here, I learned that your blog doesn’t just offer good links. Your blog offers a great way to communicate with you Karen, and to your other followers as well. Community and relationship aside from great posts and information you have here is what keeps me on reading and commenting at your blog.

    That’s all for now. Hehe.

    • Karen

      Thank you Ron, it’s means a lot when bloggers come back and get involved πŸ˜‰

  • bodynsoil

    1. How Did You Find Blazing Minds?
    I discovered you blog after a conversation with Dr.Rus about blogging. He told me he had met a wonderful blogger with oodles of great information and gave me the address to your site. The rest, as they say, is history.

    2. When Did You First Discover Blazing Minds?
    I first started reading your site around April of this year, that is when I started my own self hosted WordPress blog.

    3. What Is It That Appeals To You About Blazing Minds?
    I like the wide variety of information on the site and the writing style.

    • Karen

      That Dr.Rus has a lot to answer for πŸ˜† So glad you like what you read here on Blazing Minds πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda Gordon

    To be frank, I don’t remember how I discovered Blazingminds. I do know that I liked it a lot and I added it to my feed reader. I think it was a month or so ago when I first encountered it. I was just reading it initially and later jumped in with comments on some posts. I like the way you write – it is refreshingly sincere.

    • Karen

      Thank you Amanda, I had noticed that you were becoming more involved with some of the posts on the blog and it’s much apprecieted πŸ˜‰

  • Dave Lucas

    1 – How Did You Find Blazing Minds?
    Say what you will about Entrecard. If not for EC, I would not have found you quite so easily, Karen. Ec led to you and led me to follow your twitterfeed.

    2-When Did You First Discover Blazing Minds?
    Again, landing in from EC, tired of “dropping,” paused a few minutes to read something and — voila! I was hooked!

    3 – What Is It That Appeals To You About Blazing Minds?
    It’s a blog similar to my own. Full of good stuff!

    • Karen

      Ah EntreCard, I’ve discovered so many blogs there myself and after some years I’ve seen blogs rise and fall that are listed on EC, that reminds me, must check to see if you are in my favourites on EC πŸ˜‰

  • tonyknuckles

    How Did You Find Blazing Minds? I came across your site a couple years ago when I was doing a search for do-followed blogs. I used your search bar and never looked back.

    When Did You First Discover Blazing Minds? As stated above, I can recall it being about two years ago.

    What Is It That Appeals To You About Blazing Minds? With the advent of twitter and following you in my stream, I tend to tweet your latest posts that regard to blogging tools and things that worked on my site as well. You were the first to help me find out how to put a twitter box on my posts and retain the domain for the backlink juice.

    • Karen

      Hey there Tony, your RTs are always much appreciated πŸ˜‰

  • Emm

    1. I think I discovered you on CMF Ads and Entrecard simultaneously.

    2. I think it was about two years ago.

    3. What impressed me was how absolutely professional your blog has always been I remember I had the impression that your blog was really long established and was surprised to find that Blazing Minds is only 3 years old. You just seem to have a knack for blogging.

    • Karen

      Thank you Emm, I do hope that my blogging has slightly improved over the years πŸ˜‰ CMF Ads and EntreCard have been very good for finding new readers and so has BlogEngage πŸ˜‰

  • Thomas

    Hi Karen
    I am not sure about the answers to these questions, but I am sure that I will keep coming back for more πŸ˜‰

    1. I think it was at I first found your blog (not sure)
    2. I think it was this spring. Maybe April or May.
    3. First of all you are a good writer and then you write of different stuff that interests me. (WordPress, movies, blogging tips etc.)

    • Karen

      Thanks Thomas, I think it was over at CommentLuv, great to know you as a great commentator and fellow tweeter πŸ˜‰

  • Sabrina

    I discovered your blog from the others blogs that I read. When I would comment I would always notice your comments and your gravatar. I like your blog, because of the variety of topics that you cover.

    • Karen

      Thank you Sabrina, my aim for Blazing Minds has always been to have a wide range of topics, glad you enjoy reading and commenting the blog πŸ˜‰

  • Salman

    I came across your blog when I was interviewed here and from that day I became a regular reader of this great blog πŸ˜€

    • Karen

      Thanks Salman, that reminds me, I must get some more blogger interviews done, it’s been a while πŸ˜‰

  • Shaan

    I still remember that I discovered it on BlogEngage…Lol

    • Karen

      Thanks Shaan, I have to say that BlogEngage has certainly brought me a lot of new readers and I’ve met a lot of fellow bloggers through there as well πŸ˜‰

  • Chris

    I’ve been out of the commenting loop for awhile so I haven’t been by in some time, and then I get hit with a tough question like this? What’s behind door number 2?

    It would appear that I’ve been in and out at least since September 2009 (based on a search for old comments).

    It must have been through either commentluv or via Growmap’s blog that your unique avatar grabbed me by the eyeballs and forced me to read a few posts. I’ve enjoyed the variety of topics and the interaction with all your commentors.

  • Israel B Kendall

    1) Google search for amazon wordpress plugin

    2) today

    3) not sure, still looking around!