Happy Birthday to US! Happy Birthday to US! Today, the blog celebrates 4 years of operation!
It’s hard to believe that it has already been four years since I first opened this blog.When I first started this site four years ago I was unsure of what it would become and would not have believed that I would be running it four years later. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter. It has been a truly rewarding experience and provided enriching opportunities, which I never would have thought I would have. I am proud that this blog has been providing prominent coverage for thousands of readers each month on various television series which are of interest. Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!
The last year has been the biggest and most successful year for this site. We welcomed nearly 44 000 visitors which is approximately 4 times the number of visits the site had in its initial year. We continue to interact with readers through active monitoring of the blog`s Facebook and Twitter page . We pursued affiliation with both CBC and Westwind pictures that supported the blog by endorsing its coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie. The blog also further expanded its diverse network this past year by having partnered with various cross cultural blogs which have expressed interest in Little Mosque on the Prairie such as Marilyn Gardner`s Communicating Across Boundaries and Knightley Emma. We were also recognized by the Canada Media Fund for the site`s ongoing coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie. The blog connected with Gateworld .net , which is known as the leading online website for Stargate where many of our interviews with cast members from the franchise were linked from. Thank you to all of our affiliates for your support of the blog. I have greatly enjoyed working with each of your respective organizations and/ or sites and hope that we will continue to support one another in this coming year.
We continued our retrospective coverage of the Stargate franchise after it drew to an end after 17 years with SGU through news reporting and interviews with SGU’S Jennifer Spence, Peter Kelamis and brilliant main cast member , Brian J Smith. We also had the delight of interviewing Stargate Atlantis, Rachel Luttrel! Thank you to each of you for kindly participating in the interviews. I tremendously enjoyed the rewarding experience and I trust each of you benefitted from it as well.
The past year has been a significant year for the blog’s coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie as the show progressed in its sixth and final year. In addition on going news coverage and weekly episode features, I once again interviewed Little Mosque’s Manoj Sood, Debra McGrath, Brandon Firla , Arlene Duncan and Aliza Vellani to extensively discuss roles within the show’s sixth and final season. We also interviewed, for the first time, Little Mosque’s Derek McGrath to discuss the impact which the departure of his character had on the show as well as the fan favourite , Zaib Shaikh who provided an insightful overview of the show’s sixth and final season as well as how the program represents Canada. Thank to you all of the cast members for your exceptional portrayals and for participating in the interviews. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the experience as much as I did and extend best wishes in the future of your acting careers. It has truly been truly an honour and my pleasure to work with each of you .
Indeed, this is the only online media outlet which has interviewed the entire cast of this ground-breaking series.The blog was recognized by other institutions of the media for its extensive coverage of Little Mosque on the various occasions for its extensive coverage of this ground-breaking series including Aquila Asia, a cosmopolitan magazine which did a complete overview on the series to introduce it to its south Asian readership. The blog was also mentioned on a live streaming with the cast of Little Mosque on CBC Live where the entire cast of the show thanked us for its extensive support as well as responding to additional questions which we had about the show’s end. I also had a chance to appear on CBC`S The National in order to discuss the show’s impact
From February to April the blog hosted a few live chats with various cast members of Little Mosque on the Prairie including Aliza Vellani, Manoj Sood and Debra McGrath as a way of providing viewers with the chance to directly interact with the stars themselves. Thank you to these prominent Canadian talent and all of the readers who joined in the discussion!
We also covered various other series on the blog. Back in September we launched coverage of FOX`S new science fiction series,Terra Nova through weekly episode previews as well as through our interactive features. Although this show was not renewed for a second season, I greatly enjoyed discovering the series.
The blog launched its coverage of The Office and Web Therapy back in September and January respectively .As a result we have begun to welcome a new audience to the readership through ongoing news coverage .Interviews with various cast members of both series may be scheduled within the upcoming period.
I would also like to take a moment to extend thanks to Youtube group, supportfire115@http://www.youtube.com/user/supportfire115 for kindly providing the decorations used for this celebratory post. Thank you for helping make this special day even more memorable through your assistance in this regard.Thanks also goes to the blog’s occassional communications auditor , Nisreen O’Neill.
What plans do we have for year number 5? With Little Mosque and Stargate having ended, we look forward to occasional ongoing respective coverage of these significant and defining series for this blog. The blog will continue to cover The Office as we approve its impending ninth season and provide extensive , ongoing coverage of Showtime’s Web therapy through ongoing news, weekly episode guides as well as interviews with various cast members of this unique comedy. The blog will also be launching coverage of CBC`S, Mr. D as the show approaches its second season. Expect other science fiction series to be covered as well. The blog may launch a music aspect by covering works of prominent North American musicians. Further details will follow next month once precise plans have been finalized.
Although our previously announced plans to launch a held hosted site have been terminated at this time, we are in the process of assessing various other templates within WordPress.com. Readers can therefore look forward to a new design .
What would you like to see on the site for our upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail. Thank you for being apart of the community and I look forward to another exciting year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.