Exactly one year ago, The Lava Lizard launched and now I am elated to celebrate the site’s first anniversary! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, with 3,270 posted articles in our catalogue and 4,183,504 million page views, The Lava Lizard movement is still going strong!
It is truly astonishing that I have achieved so much with The Lava Lizard during the last year. After my exit from my previous platform and then temporarily blogging from Tumblr as I considered the next step in my media journey, I didn’t expect this brand to garner so much success in such a short time.
What is the best aspect about The Lava Lizard? Regardless of how many pressures I encountered from angry fans of the featured artists or labels seeking endorsement pieces, I stayed focused on my goal to give you well-informed and honest opinions.
Thankfully, however, I am no longer alone on The Lava Lizard! The team has started to expand and with such growth, the site will continue to blossom. Let’s take a look back at everything that The Lava Lizard has accomplished thus far:
Music Minute – A daily music trivia post that shares interesting facts about artists, songs, albums and events that have occurred throughout history. 331 articles posted!
Way Back Wednesday – A weekly segment that highlights memorable artists’ contributions to the industry as well as keys eras of music that affect us today. 47 articles posted!
Boiling Points – These discussion pieces address pressing issues in the industry that are currently affecting various artists and genres, and allow readers to share their opinions on the various matters. 34 articles posted!
Burning Up – Another weekly segment that is hosted on weekends and showcases the talents of rising new artists. Past acts included Luke James, Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks and Rebecca Ferguson. 18 articles posted!
Trini Trent TV – Hosted by yours truly, this video series is uploaded to The Lava Lizard’s official YouTube channel, and provides a mix of comedic opinions and industry insight, thus allowing fans of the site to further engage with the content. 12 episodes posted and new season starts soon!
Caribbean Heat – The section of the site was developed to share West Indian culture with the world. Contrary to popular belief, everybody in the region doesn’t have a ras, play pan and speak with Jamaican accents. So, this segment aims to change that narrow view. 13 articles posted!
Interviews – This section of the site was only launched in June 2012 and the first chat was with UK platinum recording artist Rebecca Ferguson. We are eager to keep the momentum going with additional pieces!
Social Media Impact
The Lava Lizard has already attracted a substantial social media following via various channels, such as Twitter, Facebook and even Google+ during the past few months. The current statistics are available below:
Twitter followers – 8160
Facebook page fans – 2929
YouTube subscribers - 2658
Tumblr followers – 763
Google+ circles - 94
Thank you so much for supporting The Lava Lizard! I am grateful for every comment, tweet, click and view that you have given toward helping the site become a truly respectable brand! Now, here is Destiny’s Child singing ‘Survivor’ to remind us to never let anybody stop us from being great: