Filed under: stories, WordPress | Tags: 000, 1, blogging, blogs, gibberish, gibberish blog, mark gorman, million blog, million views
Just noticed that my blog hit 900,000 views the other day. At the current hit rate it should hit the million some time in October!
Filed under: advertising, Arts, humour, jokes, life, Scotland, stories, theatre, videos, WordPress, work, Youtube | Tags: arts marketing, emarketing, Martin McDonagh, the beauty queen of Leenane, Theatre marketing, video marketing
The Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh (where I am a board director) is getting better and better at its social marketing and use of e-marketing. Here’s a great trailer for its latest production; The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, author of In Bruges that opens tonight for three weeks.
Filed under: Arts, business, life, stories, Uncategorized, WordPress, work | Tags: blog stats, blog views, blogging, stats, views, WordPress, wordpress blog, wordpress blogging
My blog was read by its 200,000th viewer this morning. Thank you one and all for indulging me.
The stats are actually a little more interesting than that.
2006 – 1,112 views (but I only started in the October. (I was doing a whopping 17 a day daily average)
2007 – 31,812 views (87 a day on average)
2008 to date – 167,289 views (637 a day)
I actually don’t know if, contextually, this a lot or not. I see blogs that have millions of views. But it’s interesting that when I signed up I was about the 600,000th WordPress blogger. Less than two years later there are 4,151,192 at the time of writing.
For those of you out there that blog I think we have to offer a word of thanks to WordPress. Their service is astonishing, the improvements are endless, they are informative, thoughtful, thought provoking and fun.
I love WordPress I have to say. (And I’m clearly not alone.)
Filed under: advertising, business, life, Scotland, WordPress, Youtube | Tags: content marketing, interview, stewart kirkpatrick, w00tonomy, Web 2.0
Me, being interviewed by Stewart Kirkpatrick of the very interesting new company; w00tonomy. Personally I can’t see past the highly agitated Bunteresque hands. But see what you think.
Filed under: Arts, gardening, life, Scotland, stories, WordPress, work | Tags: artisans, artistic furniture, artists, carpentry, chrris holmes, craftsmen, elm burr elm, furniture, scottish carpenters, scottish furniture, scottish furniture makers
So, we’ve had a lovely wee trip to the Suntrap Open Day in the beautiful May sunshine when on the way back, crossing over the A9 on the RBS Bridge we spot this little beauty.
“Let’s investigate.” I ventured, and so we did.
Having crossed a dried out mud patch, which it transpired is the first cut of the final leg of the tram track, we entered the grounds of a lovely wee churchyard which, it turns out, is the workshop of Chris Holmes a “maker-designer of furniture in native timbers”. And three other woodworkers, who, unfortunately weren’t present. In actual fact Chris is an artist of considerable talent.
As you can see here.
And here. (This is actually a plan chest with sculptings of hills in the Scottish borders which double up as the handles of the chest.)
Greeted by a vociferous but fairly numptyish black lab who’s bark surely was worse than its bite Chris came out of the church to find out what had stirred the old pooch into life. He welcomed us into his workshop and then spent a very pleasant 20 minutes or so talking about Burr Elm, showing us photos of his work and sharing tips on how to start a blog on WordPress.
The bottom line is, if you ever want beautiful crafted Scottish native wood furniture. Chris Holmes is yer men.
Here he is at work
Filed under: Arts, life, photography, Rants, Scotland, stories, Uncategorized, WordPress, work | Tags: doug cook, forth bridge, forth rail bridge, rail bridge
I was delighted with some recent shots I got of the Rail Bridge with a foreground of oil rapeseed.
Until that is, my Mate Doug Cook stuck one in the back of the net.
This is great photograh by anyone’s standards.
It’s getting busy round these parts. Thank you for reading.
Filed under: Arts, motors, photography, Scotland, WordPress | Tags: dusk, flash photyo, nightime
I took this photo on the way home tonight. I like its road-trippy quality. It’s not actually a very good photo but my beloved wee Canon is starting to pay dividends, for me at least.
If you don’t like it C’est la vie.
Mark Lamaar (standing in for Jonathon Ross) opened his radio show this morning with this sublime song. It is unique. So I tried to buy it on itunes and Amazon.
It’s out of print and only available at £50 as a collector’s item.
I don’t suppose any of you out there in WordPress land have it do you?
Or know where I might get it?
Originally uploaded by jimbodownie.
Wow, this is amazing. Have a look for yourself. Absolutely stunning.
Must happen in the next two weeks. Well done WordPress; keep up the good work!