A pre-final word from The One and Only finalist, and sincere friend of the site, Tony Lewis....
Right you lot, THIS IS IT! We've come so far and we've reached so high..........Sorry, wrong era!
What can I say? Here we are, waiting for the grand final! I'm so privileged to have been part of this! It's been an amazing journey made so much easier and funnier with you lovely people of PR! All's cool here, I'm not feeling any pressure as reaching the final was my goal. However, how cool would it be to rock that stage Robbie style, win this thing, then go and showcase Robbie to Las Vegas?
I've just finished rehearsing and am really happy with how things are going!
My vocals have come on leaps and bounds and I can guarantee no shouting this week! We've got to stay in one outfit throughout so it's going to be the Close Encounter's thing with the luminous orange trim! It's a costume I'm really comfy in and might strip out to the white vest if need be!I can only emphasise just how grateful I am for your support!
Thankyou to Shell for the invite, to Vicky for the interview and heads up (enjoy the show, I'll lookout for the banner), to Rich for his words of wisdom and superfan status, and of course everyone who's contributed to this thread!
There's been so many fantastic posts that I'll always have alot of time for Pure Robbie!
enjoy the show, get voting and have a wicked weekend!You've helped make being The One And Only.... Robbie Williams ace!
It is good to read positive articles about Robbie Williams, and here is a great piece written by another blogger, Andre who you can read about here
What Bloggers Can Learn from Robbie Williams
Published February 14, 2008
I’ve been converted to a Robbie Williams fan recently after watching a DVD of his concert at Knebworth. What We Did Last Summer: Live at Knebworth is one of the best concert DVDs out there. So pick it up or rent it when you can. It’s going to be worth it.
We wrapped up blogging last week in Social Media class, and after watching the DVD close to ten times in a span of two weeks, I was inspired to write about what bloggers can learn from Robbie Williams, as ‘a singer, a songwriter and a born entertainer’. Here it goes.
1. Engage Your Readers - Throughout the concert, Robbie tried to engage the crowd whenever he could. He told stories and he even had a massive karaoke session with the audience when he sang “Strong”. As a blogger, you can engage your readers by posing a question, asking for opinions or by replying to comments to keep the conversation going. ProBlogger advices that “Posting Less Frequently Can Lead to Higher Reader Engagement“.
2. Put 110% - I heard some of the songs in the DVD for the first time but because Robbie put so much effort in the singing and performance of each number, I ended up liking all the new songs. If you put effort into writing every blog entry, then readers will be coming back for more. Neil from Pronet Advertising on how to get more readership/popular through content.
3. Be Real - One of the reasons why Knebworth was a memorable concert is because we saw the real Robbie Williams. He was honest and wasn’t afraid of showing his true self. Being real is what bloggers need to do if they want to build a long term relationship/conversation with their readers. Write to Done says that bloggers should ‘write from the heart’ and ‘reveal’ themselves.
4. Be Passionate - Robbie’s energy on stage comes from his passion for what he does. In this concert especially, it shows through. If you blog about topics that you’re passionate about, then your readers are likely to enjoy and benefit from your writing. Here’s a good article from Blog Herald about passion and blogging.
5. Say Thanks - Robbie Williams wouldn’t be who he is now if his fans did not buy his records. At Knebworth, he showed how much he appreciated how his fans stayed with him throughout his career. Blogging relations is about the act of reciprocity. If you get mentioned in a another blog or receive a comment, leaving a simple ‘Thank You’ note will go a long way. NorthxEast provides 15 ways to thank your loyal readers.
As a give-away, here’s my one of my favorite songs from the DVD. I think it also is a good representation of the tips above. Enjoy! (Although YouTube doesn’t do justice. Buy the HD DVD.)
You can read the blog and also view the clip of Come Undone HERE
In an article in the Manchester Evening News over the weekend, Tony Lewis was quoted as saying...."I've had great support from Robbie fans, and in particular the Pure Robbie fansite."I've even been told that Robbie has actually been watching from the woman who runs the website and knows Robbie's people in Hollywood."
Quote: Originally Posted by TonyasRobbie I can only apologise for these 'quotes'! I can honestly say that is not what I said. The interviewer asked what if I thought Robbie was watching and I replied that I presumed he knew about it as I know he likes to google himself! I mentioned that you had invited me to join PR and everyone had been amazingly supportive and said that IF Robbie Williams was watching, he would be proud!
PureRobbie.com would like to express to its members that the site is run by fans for fans and we are not officially connected to Robbie Williams or his management, nor do we act as his spokesperson. Yet again the press has misquoted what someone has actually said.
www.purerobbie.com was established at the beginning of April 2006 just before Robbie Williams embarked on his Close Encounters World Tour. We are an independent site runs by fans for fans, ensuring a great service is provided to the Robbie Williams online community.
The aim of the site is to unite Robbie Williams fans in one place that brings all the latest news, reviews, interviews & gossip from the world of Robbie Williams to enable them to be in contact with like-minded people.
www.purerobbie.com is FREE to join & over 6000 fans meet and chat about the Robster every day, forming friendships and having a laugh at the same time.
This blog only carries a sample of what www.purerobbie.com has to offer, so come along at lose yourself in Pure Robbie....