This is just a quick note to the readers and die-hard fans of Unreality Shout. The site has been growing really rapidly in the last few months.
Our fan coverage of shows like Doctor Who and Ashes To Ashes has drawn in huge audiences. For example, our review of the last-ever Ashes To Ashes episode drew in almost 45,000 readers. That’s unprecedented! This weekend’s Doctor Who coverage has been fabulously successful, and has inspired lots of new members to sign up and share their theories about the series finale.
So, how well are we doing? Well, in the last month Unreality Shout has had over 200,000 unique visitors, and those visitors have read in the region of 510,000 pages. As the founder of this site, it goes way beyond my expectations. I’m thrilled at how well we’re doing, and this post is to share the good news with my friends on the site – all of you who comment religiously on posts, who start forum topics and write blog entries.
The Dream for Shout
Shout, for me, is something fun and new. It’s a community for people who live and breathe entertainment: telly addicts, music fans, movie buffs. It’s a place where you can write about your favourite bands, movies, actors, celebrities. You can create fan groups in honour of your favourite entertainment and invite other fans to join in.
There’s a reason it’s called Shout. We know from personal experience how hard it is to establish your voice as a blogger, particularly in entertainment writing.
That’s why we created a community site. Your opinions matter here, whether you’re reporting on the news, or reviewing books, singles or television programmes. Whether you prefer to leave comments on other blog posts or simply hang out in the forums.
My own vision for Shout is that we continue to grow. I want to see new members writing, sharing opinions, making recommendations about things they’ve seen at the cinema, new bands they’ve discovered, awesome books they’ve read. Opinions will always be at the heart of this site, and I want Unreality Shout to be one of the first sites people turn to when they want to hear what real people have to say about the media.
And thanks to all of you, who’ve helped us achieve this milestone on Unreality Shout, whether by participating in the site or by spreading the word. I know many of you are talking about Shout at reality TV auditions, making this place a real hub for information about the process. Thank you!
Oh, and rather than name names…have a look at our top contributors on Shout, the people who make this place what it is.