August 31, 2009
It’s officially September, I don’t know where the time went but we’ll be putting up christmas trees in no time.
I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the summer of 2009, especially in terms of this website.
Currypoptart.com has had an incredible amount of growth over the last 3 months. More than I could have ever imagined in my wildest dreams.
Some interesting stats:
900% – amount of growth the website has had in views since January 2009.
172% – amount of growth the site has had from July 31 to August 31. only 30 DAYS!
600 – number of views we got on August 13th.. biggest day in the history of the site.
300 – amount of views we averaged per day in the month of August.
That’s without ANY promotion for this website at all. These numbers continue to grow and our records are being broken every week. What’s the point of telling you all of this? Well we’re not done yet! We had a great summer, but want to have an even better fall. So we urge you to spread the word on the website, join the Currypoptart.com group on Facebook, add us on twitter, throw up the url in your AIM away message. Whatever helps to get the word out.
We also are looking for partners interested in advertising with us. Those numbers showcase the rabid fanbase that this site is developing and it can only go up from here. This is the perfect time for a business to get in on the ground floor of the blog and get some premium ad space for a very affordable price. If anyone is interested in ad rates or buying ad space, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (fans need not worry, these ads won’t be intrusive and content will always come first).
So in closing, I hope everyone had a great summer and I want to thank you for your continued support for this website. Let’s finish out the year with a bang… great content, news, and reviews are on the way!
June 18, 2009
It was on this day, in a time long ago, 2008, that I entered the blogging world. I started a small blog on blogspot discussing things such as bathroom etiquette, delayed bus trips, and funny youtube vid’s. It’s pretty unbelievable to me that in just 365 days, that small little blog has evolved in a fully functioning site that is visited by thousands monthly from all over the world.
This blog has been and always will be a passion project for me. I don’t make money doing it but it’s a creative outlet and gives me the opportunity to discuss the things that I really care about.. gadgets, movies, games, and chicks with big asses. But all joking aside, I really appreciate everybody that has visited this site over the past year. If you enjoyed any of the news, reviews, and general shenanigans that we put up here, I would greatly appreciate that you tell a friend or two so that this blog can continue to grow.
Thanks for the support and I look forward to another great year at CurryPopTart!
May 31, 2009
As we roll into June, CurryPopTart.com is getting a bit of a facelift. This new layout makes the site a bit easier to navigate as everything you need is neatly placed in boxes on the column to your right.
You’ll also notice a new logo as our header, and the third box on your right is my personal Twitter where you can follow what I am doing throughout the day.
Just some cool new things that add to the functionality of the site. Look forward to a busy few days ahead as CPT covers the MTV Movie Awards tomorrow night and we live blog the E3 video game conference from June 1-4.
January 8, 2009
The 9th Annual Weblog Awards are taking place soon and CurryPopTart.com asks you to please vote for us as one of your favorite blog’s of 2008. Possible categories for CurryPopTart would be: Best Entertainment Weblog, Best New Blog, Most Humorous Weblog, Best Topical Weblog, Best American Weblog, and of course Weblog of the Year.
You can vote at http://2009.bloggies.com/
I do this blog as a hobby and creative outlet outside of my day job and am glad its gaining so much popularity. I’m looking for 2009 to be a huge year for CurryPopTart and I thank everyone who stops by and check us out. Please bookmark the page and tell a friend or two so we can continue to grow! Thanks!
October 26, 2008
The relaunch is complete and CurryPopTart is finally born. Thanks to everyone who helped out with some great input and suggestions in getting this together. Not a major change but a few good new additions. Click through the pages tab on the sidebar for some new info and be sure to add the RSS feed if you want new updates as they go up. Other than that same site content you’ve come to love. Spread the word and tell a friend so the site can continue to grow.
As part of the new relaunch I would like to celebrate by unveiling a new feature. J Squire is joining CurryPopTart as our new MMA columnist with his feature, The Full Mount w/ J Squire. If you want some background on his accomplishments click the “about” link on the right. Here’s a review of last night’s UFC 90 featuring Silva vs Cote as the main event:
Despite three of the five main card bouts going the distance the UFC once again put on a show that was certainly entertaining enough to hold the attention of both the casual and hardcore MMA fan alike. The telecast kicked off with a bout between the seasoned veterans Sean Sherk facing the 24 year old Tyson Griffin. I personally really enjoyed this fight. It definitely had consistent action with both fighters landing plenty of quality strikes. Sherk was the aggressor for pretty much the entire fight except for a quick burst that Griffin had in the second. I, like the judges, saw this fight in favor for the Muscle Shark (Sherk) thanks to his ability to force the action and land multiple punch combinations. Tyson spent the night mostly just reacting to the former champ’s attacks rather than trying to initiate attacks of his own.
Next, was a fight that well exceeded my expectations. It was a bout between Junior dos Santos, a 24 year old Brazilian making his UFC debut, and Fabricio Werdum. Many saw Werdum as the next man in line for a title shot after the winner of the upcoming fight between Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir. Those same people certainly are not thinking that today as he was quickly disposed of by dos Santos with a nasty uppercut 1:21 into the first round. This was much to my surprise as I was expecting a 3 round snooze fest since that’s all Fabricio ever seems to be involved in. But thanks to the new comer we were treated to the ppv’s lone “real” knock out.
Read the rest of this entry »