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SciFi Wales and the tale of the Chocolate TARDIS and more!

Once a year geeks and nerds arrive at Venue Cymru for a celebration of SciFi fun and this year, the 3rd SciFi Wales, saw cast from Doctor Who and more.

Source: SciFi Wales and the tale of the Chocolate TARDIS and more!


Contacting Twitter Support is Like Getting Blood From a Stone!

Ah, the trials and tribulations of trying to make contact with Twitter, it’s probably easier building a time machine and taking a holiday through history, now really, it probably is!

Many of you reading this blog will know that I founded the Blazing Minds website back in 2008 along with this was the Twitter account, aptly named Blazing Minds as well, and other social networking accounts to tie in with the Award Winning website.

Almost nine weeks ago (during the typing of this post) I was told that my tweets weren’t appearing in the Twitter Timeline and this, in turn, led to tweets not being found when doing live events or tweet chats when using a hash tag.

Very strange, so I went through the channels with Twitter and contacted them via their help website and submitted a ticket.

A week went by and nothing, not even an automated email from them, then another week and another. On the fourth week, I contacted them again and submitted a request to them, still nothing.

I popped on to Twitter and contacted them via their @Support account, still nothing, time has dragged on and after several attempts and nine weeks later still nothing, no help, no response, nada!

Seriously folks is this any way to run a help service? I’ve been a Twitter user since the early days of Twitter and for them to not give a damn about someone that has been using and promoting them via the tweeting over the years is disgusting.

I did at one point manage to get in touch with someone at Twitter via their email, but sadly they wasn’t much help and replied with, “It’s the search algorithms that Twitter uses”, yeah right!

So what next with Twitter?

Well, there isn’t much I can do, I can keep trying to get some response from Twitter Support and hope that at some point they answer some of my tweets to them.


Voting has Stared in the #UKBA16 @UKBlogAwards

You may have seen me post on Twitter etc recently that Blazing Minds is up for an award in the UK Blog Awards 2016 and I’m very excited that the website is nominated again.

Some of you may remember that I won in the Individual Events category last year and brought home an award not just for myself and the blog, but also for North Wales.

It with great pleasure that I can say that Blazing Minds is nominated again for the UK Blog Awards 2016 in the Arts and Culture and Events categories, voting has now started and will go on until the 25th January at 9pm.

It would be pretty awesome if all of you could vote for Blazing Minds and of course tell all your friends to help out by voting for the website as well, the more the merrier.


View Original Post or you can Vote Here for Blazing Minds.

I Now have an Official Facebook Page

So today, I took the decision to grab myself my Official Facebook Page, you can see it in the side bar already here on Life’s Challenges.

The decision was made because, I really wanted to keep my personal profile, well, personal and I did want something else for the other public stuff, so hence the Official Karen Woodham Facebook Page!

This will now allow me to post up other stuff that is more for the public view than the personal view, for events that I may be attending that people may be interested in and much more.

Don’t worry the Blazing Minds Page is still going to be the same as it has always been, but this new profile, gives me the chance to post more human that just for Blazing Minds.

So please stop on by and follow the new page, see you there.

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it and that someone was me!

What can I say, the other day I had a really tough job to do, a review of an event at the local theatre that was probably one of the strangest jobs that I have done when it comes to reviewing a show, suffice to say, the reviewing went very well and I did get to work with some rather big muscle men. But hey, as I said it’s a tough job and someone had to do it and it was me that had to do it.

So if you would like to learn more about this little event from The ADONIS Cabaret Show (Hollywood Strip) then please, click the image above and check out the article and see some more of the pictures from the evening at the Rhyl Pavilion, don’t worry there aren’t really any rude ones in the article …. Or are there?!!!!

Fancy Winning Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD

Good morning folks, just a head up on this one, over on Blazing Minds we are running a Giveaway for a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD and what’s really cool, is there are other Guardians based prizes being added during the contest.


So if you fancy your chances of winning, here’s how you can enter:

Simply stop by Blazing Minds and enter the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD Giveaway, I would have put up the code to enter direct from here, but WordPress didn’t allow it. Good luck everyone and don’t forget, every entry you make, the better the chances of winning.

Good Luck 🙂

Dolphin Tale 2 In UK Cinemas 3rd October

Winter returns with another heart warming story and is in UK cinemas on the 3rd October. Inspired by true events, “Dolphin Tale 2” is being filmed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility that Winter calls home.

The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman(“Million Dollar Baby”), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and, of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself. Charles Martin Smith, who directed “Dolphin Tale,” wrote the sequel and is again at the helm.


Check out the exclusive stills, trailer and more over on Blazing Minds.

Ushers Needs Your Votes on Dailymotion

Hey everyone please take a moment to vote for this short film on DailyMotion, it’s called Ushers and it’s by a good friend of mine.

So please vote and to ask the social networks you are on.

Thanks everyone.

Dailymotion – Watch, publish, share videos.

The Day My James Smith Tweet Went Wild!!!

Hey there everyone, just a quick post today, it’s been a pretty mad weekend with the Rhyl Beach Fest that has taken part in Rhyl, North Wales, but you can find all about it over on Blazing Minds.

Anyway, as I was taking the photos of the event after been given Access All Areas for the day, I managed to get a photo of Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Smith as he finished on the stage and started a meet and greet with fans.

It was an exclusive shot as I was in the right place, right time and armed with the right lens on the camera. The tweet of the picture has got a good deal of RTs and favourites and I put the call out on Facebook to help boost it.

But for those of you who may not be on Facebook and would like to boost the Tweet and photo then please, please RT and Favourite the tweet below, let’s see if we can break over 100 ReTweets with you help.

So thanks for your help everyone, very much appreciated 😉