Friday, 1 October 2010

About the Coronation Street Blog

The Coronation Street blog is a fan site, written by a dedicated team of Coronation Street fans. We are not connected to ITV in any official or authorised way. The website supports the Bloodwise charity.

Started in December 2007, the blog now attracts up to half a million, yes, almost 500,000 visitors per month. Verified statistics can be sent on request if you're interested in running a competition, and there is never any charge for this.

Fans from all around the world enjoy the blog with visits from the UK and Canada being most popular.

Have a look at 
Coronation Street Blog's achievements of 2016 (so far!)
Coronation Street Blog's achievements of 2015 
Coronation Street Blog's achievements of 2014
Coronation Street Blog's achievements of 201
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Coronation Street Blog's achievements of 2012

The blog's RSS feed also goes directly to twitter and facebook where it has a healthy and growing following.

Exclusive Interviews  
The blog has been fortunate to obtain exclusive interviews with Coronation Street cast members, past and present members from behind-the-scenes at Corrie, as well as leading lights in the soaps world. Check out our exclusive interviews!

Competitions
Competitions run on the blog include prizes kindly donated by current and past Corrie sponsors - Compare the Meerkat toys, Harveys the Furniture Store, JW Lees' Coronation Street Ale, Wilkinsons Stores, Aurora Food Marketing's Fred Elliott meat range, I say meat range, and various other Coronation Street licensed products includuding DVD box sets, books, games, calendars, confectionery, jigsaws, autobiographies and other official ITV Coronation Street merchandise.

We even offered a remarkable 1950s-style dress in a competition, exactly the same as worn on screen by Julie Carp in Corrie.

Other competition prizes have included tickets to see Corrie! the play, the Coronation Street musical Street of Dreans, Fat Brenda the play starring Steve Huison, tickets to a special 50th Corrie anniversary screening at the British Film Institute, and tickets to the Corrie house at the Ideal Home Show in London. We also encourage fans to contact us if they are working on products that other fans would like to know about and can offer these in competitions too, such as Pickled Jo's Corrie caricature keyrings and unofficial fun Corrie t-shirts.  Our readers even named the Coronation Street Rug in a special competition run by Plantation Rugs.

If you’d like to run a competition on the blog with Coronation Street products for fans to win, do please get in touch. Competitions are free to run, there's never any charge for anything, we're a fan website, and we always link to your websites and give you full promotion on the blog.

Celebrity Bloggers 
In September 2010 our celebrity guest blogger was novelist Maeve Binchy who is a fan of the blog and offered fans the chance to win a copy of her latest novel in a competition which we hosted on the blog.  The creator of Downton Abbey, Lord Julian Fellowes, has also written for our blog. If you're a celebrity and would like to get involved with a guest blog post, we'd love to hear from you and we will donate £25 to a charity of your choice.

Media
We've been cited - twice - in The Guardian, praised by Now Magazine in Canada as Witty and pereceptive, a must-read for Corrie fanatics and lauded three times by the Manchester Evening News as "Excellent" and again as "Essential Reading for Street fans" and again as "A place of worship for disciples of the cobbles"

Advertising  

If you'd like to run an advertising banner or a (free) charity banner on our website, please email me at glenda.young@btinternet.com


Spread the word, please!
If you enjoy this website, please link to us and tell your friends about us. We’d appreciate that very much indeed. We remain the only Coronation Street fan site to offer exclusive news, reviews and competitions and are very proud indeed of all we achieve. 

It's a team effort and with a great team of Corrie fans and writers, we have been able to produce some of the best quality, funniest, most incisive comment on Coronation Street anywhere in the world - online, offline, in print and in press.

For further information please email Glenda Young, Editor, email: glenda.young@btinternet.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah to the Blog Page!!! - I have said this more than once - I actually enjoy reading the blog page and the posted comments much more than I enjoy watching the actual episodes. Thank you blog writers for helping me keep my interest in the show & I am sure there are more viewers out there that would agree with me. Thank you, Thank you. Keep calm and carry on.

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