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Fireworks for The Vibes in 2012

What a fantastic year for blogging! Awards for photography, a visit from author Armistead Maupin and Olympic Torch Bearer Mark Healey. Happy New Year to my 500 followers and everyone who’s commented and liked!

The Vibes annual report wordpress

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Hey, guys! I’m Versatile…

versatile blogger award

Oh behave! I have Sheila Hurst to thank for this, the hot air-ballooning freelance writer and photographer from Cape Cod, who has been known to fly into cliffs and land in hedges. On her blog she evokes the romance of coastal Massachusetts and leaves me dreaming of windswept beaches. I would nominate you right back, Sheila, but you’ve already won! In the spirit of the award, I’m listing seven random facts about myself and sharing the lurve with 5 other bloggers.


Seven more random facts about me?

 

1. In my dreams, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg are fighting to work with me. Ridley gets through and Steven gets voicemail.


2. I took careers advice from a Shaman.


3. Probably the happiest moment of my life was when Armistead Maupin, my favourite author, recently announced the title of his next novel on Facebook. A couple of years ago I went to a book signing and asked him if he would ever write the life story of his ingenious character, Mrs. Madrigal. He didn’t sound too keen. The latest instalment in the Tales of the City series is going to be called The Days of Anna Madrigal. I’m not claiming any credit here, but it would be amazing to think I might have had a some influence!


4. I collect obscure psychedelic music from the sixties.


5. Chronograph watches either stop or show the wrong time when I wear them.


6. I dream of building a wooden shack by the sea and living off the land with no electricity. The Vibes will be bought to you by smoke signals.


7. I used to play the oboe. I can play Bright Eyes by ear but sheet music just looks like spaghetti to me.


So who gets the gong? Who’s going to be opening the gold envelope tomorrow? These are all creative people who I follow, who all have more than one string to their bow:

Oido Del Mundo – Kevin Baker  explores the jungle of world music and makes his own tunes as MacMurphy.

Mikibong – unique photographic style and panda art from graphic design student Miki.

Frivolous Monsters – dry humorous commentary and a photographic diary of the North of England.

Robonobo – a digital artist who works on computer games, writes about science-fiction and takes a decent photo too.

Marsblackvintage – homespun music and photography.

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Happy Birthday! The Vibes is One Year Old

The Vibes is One Year Old animated gif

Break out the bubbly, because The Vibes has been vibrating for a whole twelve months.

The best thing about blogging has been connecting with artists, photographers, poets and other creative types. I love the Nature, Photography and Art pages: that’s where I find the wow factor. The worst thing is the hate speech on the ‘religious’ topic pages. There’s a lot of people out there with issues and it ain’t pretty.

The hardest thing was customizing my theme until I’d wrestled the Adventure Journal into something that reflected my personality. I’ve managed to build myself a bit of a profile on WordPress, shown off my artwork and photography and upset some Cross People.

It all began with a modest post about sprinkling the ashes of my beloved cat around Merlin’s Well in Alderley Edge. I think the Wizard and King Arthur would be proud of the travel/photography scrapbook which has emerged since then. And it has to be said: when I press Like, it means I really like something and I’m not just being a shameless blogtrollop. So, hi to all my followers, thanks for sticking with me and here’s to another year!

Now. Is there an electrician in the house?

For the best of The Vibes in pictures, click here.

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