Here’s something odd and most definitely a short term fluke thing. On technorati – huge search engine for blogs which categorizes and ranks blogs has put mynokiablog.com in the top 100 gadgets. I don’t really understand what these ranking means. But to be in the top 100 of anyone’s gadget blog list, be it technorati or any random person (and even if for a temporary blip) means a lot.
So it lists us as number 74. I don’t count the ranking as meaning anything as bigger sites like Gizmodo (which is number 2 overall, beating Engadget (6) which is top in the Gadget category) and TheNokiaBlog are lower down in the list. There’s obviously something wrong with how this thing is ranked.
Megablogs Gizmodo – based on the name and their general presence, why the heck is it all the way to 94? As much as Nokia fans who have known Gizmodo’s unrelenting hate for Nokia would love it – Gizmodo would be expected to be right next to Engadget (top 10 consist of Engadget, BGR, Slashgear, Mashable, gigaOM, Tech Crunch, Apple Insider, Android Phone Fans, Unwired View and T-MoNews)
I suspect this temporary blip is due to alex68’s post on the new browser/homescreen which has been linked back by quite a few sites surprisingly (even GSM Arena).
Unfortunately that video (as positive as it was) was pulled from our youtube account for violating Nokia Corporation’s copyright. Apologies Nokia – thought it was something that would help push confidence into the current ratty browser by giving users something to look forward to. Hey there’s the New Native Symbian Opera Mini 5.1 now whilst we wait?
Major kudos to you guys too on your tips [firstname.lastname@example.org/mynokiablog.com/tips] your news and Nokia findings are really helping mynokiablog.com grow (thanks to MNB crew too!). We’ll post views for October on Nov 1 which has been totally down to you guys. Thanks! [apologies if we miss any – we try to get through as many of them as possible!]
We got here much sooner than expected. Whilst absent in the Philippines, thanks to the team of Andre, John, Marc, Sergejs, Andy and Llaadd we maintained views and growth per month (even if just by a little bit). Just last month of September we somehow managed 367,680, hitting over 21k in one day about a week ago (update – thanks to you guys, today is the new busiest day – over 23k! :D)
A huge part of this was due to you guys sending in your awesome find to either email@example.com or mynokiablog.com/tips. It helps immensely that we can share your brilliant Nokia findings, stories, news as well as our own. (Though apologies if we can’t get to them all too). Thanks also to those who share our posts on other sites – sending to larger blogs for tips, even just writing it in their comment section or if you blog, blogging it your self :). (btw, we got on Anti Nok engadget hah – though traffic wise, the response has been surprisingly bigger than engadget).
Huge thanks as always to our readers, RSS/email subscribers, video watchers and all you guys who join in on the comments section – the response and support has been very humbling, especially for a small niche blog.
Anyway, I must dash – have lectures to go to.
On behalf (and to) the MyNokiaBlog.com team,
Thank You very much!!!
– Jay 😀
My stay in the Philippines is almost over. I’ll be in Sunny, sunny Wales on Tuesday (then London for Nokia World, then Manchester for another round of Uni). Anywhoo, whilst being here, I haven’t been able to blog as much but the awesome MNB team and our readers with your amazing tips have kept the MyNokiaBlog.com going.
Just read a tweet from @SimonLR that we were on engadget. Lo and behold, doubting Simon, there we were. Thanks to Jim for submitting us a tip (you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or at mynokiablog.com/tips/ 😀) that post about MeeGo screenshots subsequently hit of all places, Engadget. Yay!
Hmm…I haven’t even finished packing and will be going Tomorrow (Monday, Philippine time).
Oh in case you haven’t heard (no time to make a separate post sorry), Mr James Burland of Nokia Creative has relaunched his photo awards – from the infamous N95 to now the digicam killer that is the Nokia N8. Mr B, whilst a mac fan is also a connoisseur of Mobile Art, particularly of Nokia’s attempts, through photography or video.
Click here for more details.
I can’t believe we’ve reached the 2 million mark (just ticked over early this morning), with a MyNokiaBlog record of 300,000 views in June. Those are some big milestones for us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks for visiting mynokiablog.com, reading our posts (putting up with the barrage of N8 stuff :p), RTing our tweets, linking to our posts, voting in our polls and even taking part in our comments section.
We really appreciate the support! We only just went over 200,000 in May and that was one huge fluke! No way did I think we’d match May let alone ever reach 300,000. Big thanks to Nokia (thanks to our news sources!) for making it much easier to write about you guys (and in a positive light too, not just annoyed rants). That means we’re officially in Alexa’s top 100,000. Despite Nokia’s missing presence in the US, our largest audience by region are Americans. Apparently, 19% of people are our regular audience, but make up 43% of the traffic; 81% of passers by make up 54% and <1% of mynokiablog “addicts” (qc’s wording) comprises 3%. So thanks all!
Whether some of that is unintentional with the “leaks” (RM-626 is sooo slim!) or intentional with N8 stuff, Maemo tutorials and MeeGo news it has been awesome to write about Nokia. ^_^
News for June is that we have three new writers who have already made huge contributions already to mynokiablog.com (Thanks guys!)
- Andy Harsent
- John Wigand-Forson
- Andre Forbes
That’s on top of mynokiablog.com writers:
- Sergejs Cuhrajs
- Hiren Lad
- James Burland (no direct post yet, but N8 HD videos might entice him. ^_^)
Christian Haslam, the first co-author at mynokiablog will also be returning soon too. Good Times.
At the end of July, I’m gonna be heading over to the Philippines to visit family. I’ll be back by the 6th September (ouch, missing N8 August release haha) but I’ll try to keep posting (only problem is getting mobile internet as I’m not going to be home a lot and mobile internet seems impossible to find in the Philippines :S)
As from suggestions yesterday, if you have any tips or article suggestions you’d like us to cover, email us at email@example.com (we’re still working out how to get google to auto-forward to more than one writer)
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I just wanted to update that during May we reached 228,642 views. That’s not really a big number relatively, but it’s a huge mile stone for us, especially considering just March 2009 we were at 6k.
Many thank yous need to be given out on behalf of mynokiablog.com.
Big thanks to Llaadd and Sergejs for their fantastic contributions to mynokiablog.com, their posts are always extremely popular (whilst also helping me focus during exams and busy uni periods). Both have their own blogs too that you should check out:thetekblogger and Phonespot
Huge respect to the folks over at WOMWorldNokia who have supported mynokiablog.com by bringing us to some really awesome events, trialling out new devices and networking with other people in the mobile industry. In fact, due to the recent Open Mobile Summit, we briefly surfed Alexa’s top 100,00 for the one month category(Alexa’s accuracy is questionable, and I think reporting us higher than it should be, but it’s flattering nonetheless) and managed to get a lot of chatter about the spotted production level Nokia N8, EA 3D games trailer, NFS and SIMS 3 on real N8 And MeeGo Computers Q&A with Alberto Torres
Thank you of course to our post sources. Tons of appreciation goes out to those linking back to our posts in their blogs and forums.
Finally, massive thanks to you for coming to read this random and extremely informal blog, whether a subscriber on youtube, email notifications, our RSS feeds or accidentally stumbling here after a search query.
Aims for near future:
This month, I’m looking to get mynokiablog.com self hosted. i.e. not on wordpress.com.
The main reason for this now is to allow us to have greater control of what’s on the blog and prevent us from randomly getting suspended by wordpress. (I’ve put it off so long due to being busy at Uni and because I feared somehow accidentally deleting mynokiablog – ah….teh nOoB)
An additional feature of self hosting is wider range of (more professional?different?) looking themes. I’ll be hunting around for some themes, but I’d love to know any suggestions you might have. At the moment, I’m looking for similar design, just with more share features and a more streamlined look.
We’ll also be trying to come up with some sort of logo as we haven’t got one of those. Well we do but it’s an MS paint job that looks to have been created by a 3 year old. (It’s supposed to be a M N B and for some odd reason, there’s a fox inside.)
As part of the change from wordpress.com we will need to put ads/affiliate links to support the monthly running costs. The previous running costs have been minimal so far and I don’t mind paying it as I really enjoy this blogging malarcky. But with self hosting, it might be cool to avoid another monthly bill if possible. 🙂 Who knows, I might even get a cup of coffee out of it ^_^
If there is sufficient revenue, I’ll be looking to run mini competitions and whatnot with prizes out of the revenue you helped bring by coming to this mynokiablog.com.
Finally, we’re also looking for some new recruits to join mynokiablog team. If you’re interested in writing for mynokiablog.com, please contact jay@]mynokiablog.com
Thanks again all! 🙂
Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by on mynokiablog.com, reading our posts, retweeting our stories and even finding our posts good enough to track back to (thanks also to our sources!). This week was our busiest week ever, in terms of posting and traffic with over 60,000 views. One of our posts 8 Reasons to Love the Nokia N8 got over 4000 views on its first day and helped reach a new personal best that day.
Apart from Llaadd’s awesome C2 finding and a couple of N900 videos, everything this week was all about the Nokia N8. Starting with the initial drama for dear Eldar (with another midweek Eldar blip), then the official launch and somewhat of a huge turn around in opinion (considering the disappointment from the leaks/and scathing “previews), with much excitement for Nokia’s newest Nseries.
Without further ado here are this week’s post in case you missed anything 🙂
- Eldar’s Review of N8 = DisappointmentApril 26, 2010
- New Device Leak: Nokia C2 (UPDATED: 01/05/2010)April 26, 2010
- Nokia N8 is now official!April 27, 2010
- Tons of Live hands on Video Collection of the Nokia N8!April 27, 2010
- VIDEO: Nokia N8 HD video sample! Step aside N86 on a plane – here’s the N8 !April 27, 2010
- MakeMyApp: Green Tracker! – Track and interact whilst going green environmentally friendly! @Nokia @Nseries @Symbian #n8makemyappApril 27, 2010
- First Impressions of the Nokia N8 by Symbian France – undeniably attractive hardwareApril 27, 2010
- Nokia Respond to Eldar’s Review of (pre-production) N8April 27, 2010
- MakeMyApp iDea 2: “App Brainstormer” – Submit your brilliant ideas anywhere, anytime. Comes with incentives ^_^April 28, 2010
- Black/Dark Grey Nokia N8 Most popular colour choice (so far)April 29, 2010
- Nokia N8 hands on (P)Review with lots of live photos!April 29, 2010
- 8 Reasons to Love the Nokia N8 April 29, 2010
- Video: Nokia N8 hand freestyler sneak peak guy – Max Vlassenko. April 30, 2010
- Video: Orange Nokia N8 Pinch and Zoom Multitouch WebBrowser (+live pics of orange N8 and HDMI adapter) April 30, 2010
- Photos: Black Nokia N8 Unboxing (and some Green Nokia N8) May 1, 2010
- Video: Virtual Reality 3D Head Tracking on the Nokia N900 (maybe Winscape soon too?) May 1, 2010
- Nokia N8 User Manual! May 2, 2010
- Pics: Removing the battery on the Nokia N8. May 2, 2010
- Pics: Nokia N8 Disassembly May 2, 2010
- Video: HD Video Sample of Nokia N8 real Digital Zoom (user Proto N8) May 2, 2010
- Video: Nokia N900 Transformers Advert May 2, 2010
MyNokiaBlog Weekly Post Roundup (EP 15) MyNokiaBlog suspended on WordPress; X6, 5800 Firmware and Brain Party
We got suspended from wordpress.com today. I don’t know why, (I hope it had nothing to do with the previous post cus I’m not too keen on that phone design!) haha. It’s not btw. WordPress support says it was a mistake.
Everything should be backup except the RSS might have gone a little screwy.
Thanks for the support over twitter – apologies for the drama too.
It might have been cooler had we been suspended for more than half an hour at least (as no one even noticed it had gone) but very pleased that wordpress staff managed to sort this out fairly quick.
Anyway, here are this week’s MyNokiaBlog postings from llaadd and I.
- Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta now on E63, E71 & E7April 19, 2010
- Video: Stream Videos and Music from your PC to your Nokia N900 with Knots for Maemo 5April 20, 2010
- Videos: Nokia 5800s on new firmware update V50.0.005!April 21, 201
- Ode to Nokia N82′s successor – the upcoming Nokia camera phone king; killer of the digicam. April 22, 2010
- Video: Nokia N900 Controlling a Helicopter (for real this time)April 22, 2010
- Nokia X6 gets update to 20.0.005 (from 12.0.091)April 22, 2010
- Video Ads: MOFILM finalist – Nokia, Making the impossible happen (And 5 other Nokia MOFILM FINALISTS!)April 23, 2010
- Video: Nokia N900 vs Motorola Droid vs Nokia N97 mini – Browser War.April 24, 2010
- Video: Brain Party – Nokia N900 Brain Training Game from Apple iPhone to Maemo 5 (YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THIS! -Best N900 game ever??)April 25, 2010
- Nokia X9 Leaked or Clone?April 25, 2010