We’re Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging with a Anniversary Shindig
Wow! Is it really ten years since the birth of Blazing Minds? Well, almost and on September the 4th the site will be 10 years old and we’re celebrating 10 years of blogging on the 7th September at a special event. But for now, here’s just some info about Blazing Minds and the upcoming event. I do have to say that it was a hard road to start on back in 2008, I got into blogging when someone mentioned to me that I should give it a try and so I did.
The early days of the blog were not much more than short posts and joining in with those “Wordless Wednesday” etc. type posts, but after a couple of years, I was on the brink of quitting, but then the first movie review came along and the site started to take off from there and so did my work with the blog.
Work, Work, Work
Over the years I’ve got to work with some truly amazing people including Thomas Nicholas, Wheatus and the chance to get to photograph the amazing Brian Blessed. I’ve also been pleased with working with some amazing companies, big and small, from the local independent cinema to Warner Brother, Universal and many more. It’s also been a joy, and still, being able to work with Cineworld, Scala Prestatyn, Venue Cymru, Rhyl Pavilion Theatre and Theatr Colwyn, which has allowed me to bring some amazing reviews to the website, plus the PR teams that have allowed me to work with them to bring previews of upcoming movies and more to the website.
I Won an Award!!!
One of my most triumphant moments has to be when I won an award back in 2015, the UK Blog Award for Best Entertainment Blog was that moment when everything really took off for me and the website, with so many more contacts coming along to work with, this was fantastic feeling and it certainly gave me the incentive to do so much more with the website.
One of the biggest things that have always been a passion for me, was the moment when I went to my very first Sci-Fi Weekender event, the team that organises the event were fantastic and still are, they have always been big supporters of my website and me since that very first SFW event when it moved to Pwllheli from Prestatyn.
Time for Celebrations – Blazing Minds 10th Anniversary Shindig
So the time has come celebrate the 10th anniversary and I’m organising a Blazing Minds 10th Anniversary Shindig, which will be taking place on the 7th September 2018 at Sunnyvale Caravan Park in Rhyl, North Wales. I’ve been to several nights of entertainment and photography there with some amazing artists and it’s a great venue to be able to throw a bash at for this very special anniversary.
I’ve started a GoFundMe page for the event and I do hope that this will help to get something truly amazing for the night, this is to help with special guests etc during the evening’s entertainment. I’m also in the process of setting up the tickets for the event, so please keep your eyes peeled on this post for more information on those soon.
So I do hope that some of you will be able to join me for the celebrations of 10 years of entertainment, please remember to keep an eye on this post and the Blazing Minds Twitter and Facebook pages for updates, I’ll also post on the Facebook Event listing with updates as and when I have them.
Thank you everyone for your support over the last 10 years.