Greetings my dear readers, well what a week it’s been, I’ve been rushing around so much this last week, that I even went a couple of days without bringing you any articles, but it seems that you have all still been enjoying the weeks posts.
So this week I was lucky enough to get another one of my articles in the local newspaper, The Daily Post, they kindly printed my review of an EP by post-punk rapper MC Lars also, I have recently had some brilliant news, but more on that later.
I have also been busy building the sister site for Blazing Minds, Ask The Usher, some of you have already started following the Twitter and Facebook page for the new site and although the launch of the new site isn’t until 2014, you have all been supporting it and this is really appreciated.
But most of all, you have all been stopping by and reading a lot of the articles that I have posted up and I am also proud to say that a lot of you have also been commenting on them as well.
Top Articles This Week on Blazing Minds
- HOW TO: Remove Orange Safeguard From Your Mobile Phone!
- Pont y Ddraig, The New Cycle Bridge For Rhyl
- MC Lars The Edgar Allan Poe EP [Review]
- Clueless Camera Users? I Used to Be One!
- Twitter Verification, How Do You Get Verified on Twitter?
- Vue Sign Replaces Apollo Sign At Rhyl Cinema
- Escape Plan Movie Review
- What Are UK iPhone Users Doing With Their Phones! [InfoGraphic]
- HOW TO: Find The Missing Complete My Album Option On iTunes
- How Can I Find Out How Many Verified Twitter Accounts Follow Me?
It was nice to see that my article on the new bridge in Rhyl which included some of the recent photographs that I took of it was doing so popular with it coming in at number two, it goes to show that people are interested in Pont y Ddraig (The Dragon’s Bridge).
Searching For Blazing Minds
Yet again Google has proved to be a powerhouse when it comes to people searching the internet and Google Search has completely wiped the floor with the other search engines that have sent traffic to the website, so much so that it has almost quadrupled the numbers from the previous week.
Bing is proving to be a worthy opponent with it coming in behind Google, with Yahoo following in third to bring in a great collection of new readers looking for interesting stuff to read about and then coming to Blazing Minds to find it.
Sites Sending Traffic Our Way
Two sites always come to the top of the list when it comes to referring websites, both of which aren’t really a surprise as these two sites are very popular, of course I’m talking about StumbleUpon and Twitter, these sites are a great source of traffic to the website and by sharing the articles to these websites, proves that they are worth using for any blogger.
With Blogging Comes Great Moderation!
With traffic does come spammers and yes we all get these, but a lot of you will have noticed that commenting on Blazing Minds is a little different from it used to be, this is all down to the amazing Andy Bailey, Mr CommentLuv himself, with the introduction of the Anti Backlink Plugin, the site has some extra options running with the comment section.
I’ve also become a little more vigilant when it comes to comments coming in to the website, if they look spammy, or the links look wrong then they go, sorry but that’s the way it has to be, admins always have the right to approve and remove!
So Who Has Been Commenting?
You can see who has commented and made the most of CommentLuv, by the widget in the sidebar, but lets not forget those commentators that don’t have CommentLuv that have stopped by and having their say.
So I would like to say thank you to just some of the commentators that leave great comments.
Oh Yes! I Promised You A Little News, Didn’t I
Now if you remember, I mentioned some special news at the beginning of this article, so I’ve kept you in suspense long enough,so here you are, my special bit of news.
Those of you who do read the articles regularly will notice that I have mentioned the band Straight Jacket Legends on several occasions, I’ve covered several of their gigs, given away CDs and more.
I will be going in to the studio with them on Tuesday for some exclusive photos, tweets, chats and so much more while they record their new album, suffice to say this is going to a brilliant day and those following the Blazing Minds Twitter, will get some great exclusives.
I’ll also bringing you a special article towards the end of the week all about my day in a recording studio, so don’t forget to subscribe to the website for that one, hey just subscribe for all the awesome article coming your way.