Archive for the ‘BlakeOnline Update’ Category

BlakeOnline Tweets “Harry Potter” News

July 11, 2009

Get pumped for ‘Potter’ with BlakeOnline’s Twitter updates.

By Blake

Originally posted July 10, 2009.

The arrival of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth volume in the film series based upon the stellar J.K. Rowling novels, is coming closer! The movie will be released in theaters on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

BlakeOnline can help you prep for Potter with updates on Twitter to give you a “head’s-up” whenever something Harry-related will be appearing on television within the coming week. These include updates about talk show appearances by the film’s cast, as well as when four of the previous movies in the series will be airing on TV. You can subscribe to BlakeOnline’s Twitter updates by clicking here to get Harry-related hoopla and more delivered to your Twitter homepage.

By Blake; posted July 10, 2009. All images © Warner Bros.


BlakeOnline Update – Bolt Your Way to BlakeOnline This Spring

March 8, 2009

A sneak preview of what’s in store of BlakeOnline this spring.

By Blake

Originally posted March 8, 2009.

Hi everyone, I hope everyone has had a happy, healthy, and great start to 2009. I just wanted to check in to give everyone a status report on what you can expect to find here on BlakeOnline in the coming months, and what different happenings will be going on around the website.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support of BlakeOnline. Thank you very much for your positive feedback! Here are just some of the nice compliments sent in:

-Reader HG

“Your website update is so thorough and well written. I’m glad they [Disney] have (finally) figured out what works for them. I think you give a very accurate review of their ups and downs and where they are headed. Great job Blake. Keep it up!”
-Reader Jeff

“Blake! Dude! I love the new look of your web-site! Thanks for all the special updates. When I was little I LIVED for these things, especially Charlie Brown. Quite frankly, it isn’t ‘Christmas’ until I see “CBCS” and the Grinch. I think Shrek the Halls is a pretty good new addition.”
-Reader Amy

The good news is, due to the positive response from readers who benefitted from the “What’s On Tonight” feature that was posted in December, that feature will probably be returning to BlakeOnline this Christmas, as well.

“This is a great report! I left a comment regarding American Idol, but I checked to make sure it would show up when you looked, and it is not there. What should I do after I write my comment in the box?”
-Reader Pat

Here are some instructions for anyone else that is having trouble posting a comment directly to BlakeOnline: After you type your comment, you scroll down and click either “Name/URL” if you’d like to put your name (I wouldn’t put your full one, though, for Internet safety reasons), or you can click anonymous. Then click “publish comment” and you should be all set!

Additionally, by going back and reading through past messages I’ve received concerning the website, it seems that I get the most feedback from my “battle” articles, featuring smack-downs between different characters. Since I haven’t posted any of those in a while, you can expect at least a few battles to be posted soon.

This spring, as I prepare with my family to plan a trip to Walt Disney World, a special focus series will be posted that will center on planning a Disney vacation during these tough economic times. I’ll walk you through every step of making the most of your money by scaling down your budget but still having a magical vacation.

Stay tuned to as it bolts its way into a very exciting spring!

By Blake; posted March 8, 2009. All images (C) Disney.

BlakeOnline Update – December 2007 Articles Now Available

March 7, 2009

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that BlakeOnline articles that were originally posted in December 2007 are now available in the archives! These include a review of Shrek the Halls, a DVD review of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, a DVD review of Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and a review of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. You can check out these and other articles in the BlakeOnline archives.

Remember that these articles were originally posted in December 2007, but when BlakeOnline switched formats in October 2008, I had to begin re-posting all of the previously-posted articles, which is still taking a while. More archived articles will be posted again soon!

March 7, 2009

New Articles Coming SOON!

November 20, 2008

Hey all, I know it looks like I haven’t been doing anything on here, but I certainly HAVE. I’m having to manually re-post ALL of the archived articles, including the images, and it’s taking a little longer than I had anticipated. But rest assured, I’ve also been busy working on some new articles that have just been sitting in my drafts folder for quite some time now waiting for you to read.

So, while I’m not quite ready to post anything new just yet, here’s a sneak peek of what stories I’ve been up to:

Film Reviews of:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector’s Edition DVD
  • Sleeping Beauty Platinum Edition DVD
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Tinker Bell DVD

Book Reviews of:

  • The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland by the Imagineers
  • Disney’s Dogs by Tamara Khalaf

Plus a some news articles and much more!

So stay tuned to BlakeOnline, because VERY soon I’ll have some all-spankin‘ new material for you!