Fans of Corrie rejoice! Glenda Young, editor of the Coronation Street Blog tells us how the blog started and where she gets all the gossip from the street.
Tell us about your blog, how did you get started?
Coronation Street Blog is a fan site written by and for fans since 2007. I chose the subject as I'm a life-long Corrie fan who wanted
more fun, unofficial, irreverent, fan-based online interaction and news on the cast members and character storylines.
How do you source content for your blog?
Direct from ITV, from newspaper stories, and from original content from our team of 12 bloggers in terms of reviews, updates and opinion pieces. We are a Google News source as we offer so much original content and are the only Coronation Street fan website that deals with official Coronation Street merchandisers, offering competition prizes for fans to win.
Do you like to write reviews? How many people read your reviews?
I've been writing a Coronation Street weekly update since 1995 for the internet; this list has over 4,500 subscribers. Hundreds of thousands more per month read the reviews on the Coronation Street Blog.
How did you build a following for your blog?
Dedication, interaction, passion. Twitter and Facebook are there to drive traffic to the blog but without those first three words, there would be no following!
Are you a PR friendly blog? Do you accept contributions and content for your blog?
Yes, we will also accept Coronation Street related PR news and we link to original sources, always.
How best do you like to be approached by PRs?
What’s the best thing about being a blogger?
Being respected as an original source for news, views, reviews and updates by the worldwide community of Coronation Street fans.
Glenda can be found tweeting @CoroStreetBlog.