Posts Tagged ‘Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog’
Happy Birthday to US!Today, this blog officially turns 3 years old!
It was three years ago today, when I decided to open this blog.It is hard to believe that three years have gone by. When I first opened this site, I had no idea as to what it would become or that I would be doing it three years later. This site means so much to me and running it has been a truly rewarding and enriching opportunities, which I never thought I would have. I would have never imagined that I would have been providing prominent coverage for thousands of readers each month, on a variety of different subject matter! Thank YOU for supporting us throughout the past year with your visit and active participation. Indeed, a site has no purpose or future without its valued readers. Your visits mean everything!
Over the past year, the blog has grown immensely, having gained an increased recognition throughout the media. We welcomed over 60 000 readers in the past year which is nearly ten times the number of visits which the site earned in its first year of operation. We enhanced our reader –management communication by launching our new Facebook and Twitter pages. Readers can follow the pages to remain up to date on the latest coverage and announcements regarding the blog. We have also welcomed a great deal of new, wonderful regular readers and have had an increase in discussion throughout the site.
Over the past year, we continued to provide coverage on LOST as the show concluded its sixth and final season, provided extensive news and media coverage on the second and final season of Stargate Universe as well as the fifth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie. We also continued to place strong emphasis on our coverage of the pending Stargate films , Stargate Revolution and Stargate Extinction, which were paced on hold by MGM, until having recently been cancelled. With Stargate Universe having been cancelled and the possible developments on a follow up movie, we launched our SGU Cancellation page to cover such information.
Last June, we partnered with apple gaming company, Playsteria to promote its new LOST App GAME, Unlockies . The blog also partnered with the Stargate Movies Campaign and the SGU Awareness Campaign over the past year to help support the production of the Stargate films and support the continuation of Stargate Universe!Though we were unsuccesful, we are glad to have supported the initiative and look forward to celebrating the Stargate franchise.
Back in November, the blog was asked by senior producer of Canada AM, Tina Daenzer to help promote the Canada AM Live event which featured the SGU cast in Toronto. As a result of our extensive support of the event, the cast were invited to visit the blog.We also attended Space’s SGU Live Event, where we had the rewarding experienceof meeeting the cast of SGU and provided full coverage on the event!
In December, the blog was sanctioned by the producers of Little Mosque on the Prairie, allowing us to interview the show’s cast. Since then we have interviewed Little Mosque ‘s Sitara Hewitt, Manoj Sood, Aliza Vellani, Arlene Duncan, Debra McGrath, Neil Crone , Brandon Firla and Sheila McCarthy. We thank each of these cast members for participating in interviews with us and truly hope they enjoyed the experience as much as we did!
We also interviewed various SGU cast members including the show’s Julia Benson and Patrick Gilmore. Both of these talented `professionals provided us with valuable reflections on their time on SGU, their thoughts on the end of The franchise and its future! Both are thanked for their participation and we extend best wishes for the future.
What plans do we have for year#4?With Stargate Universe having concluded its two year run Stargate franchise having drawn to a close, we look forward to providing coverage on the aftermath of SGU , providing tributes, reflecting on 17 years of Stargate through active coverage and discussion , and have already set interviews from actors of the Stargate franchise. We remain committed to our coverage of Stargate and look forward to keeping the franchise a vital part of the site, while we move forward in our coverage.
With Little Mosque on the Prairie approaching its sixth and final season , we will be providing extensive news , media coverage as well a intervuewing the rest of the cast and various writers from the show.
We also intend on launching coverage on various new series to ensure the blog remains current. Readers can expect to see coverage on various comedies, such NBC’s , The Office and The Outsourced. We are also in the process of exploring various new science fiction series and may cover certain shows from the genre as well.
We also look forward to increasing our number of posts, reintroducing our monthly newsletters to enhance reader –management communication and engage in our continous efforts to increase discussion throughout the blog.
Though our previous plans from last year, to launch a new self hosted site have been delayed,we are still committed idea and plan on having the site launched later in the summer. Details regarding the movement will be provided shortly .At our new website we will continue providing coverage of our current subject matter and have great opportunities to expand our variety and make use of a wide range of technological applications.
What would you like to see on the blog for our fourth year?What changes would you like to seen on the blog and what additional shows would you like to see covered?Drop us a line in the comments section or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .