Category Archives: Evolution of the fmpoetry site

274 Mirror Poems and Related Poetry

WordPress kindly wished the blog a happy 5th anniversary recently, so I thought it’d be a good time to count and register the poems on fmpoetry.

I was delighted to see there are now 274 mirror poems and related poetry on this website, as listed in the blog post Poems and Poetry on this Site.

There are now two collections of poetry books containing most of Marc Latham’s poems from this site at: Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

2013 WordPress Review for FMPoetry

WordPress.com prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. It’s summary is posted below. Thanks for all your visits, and I hope you continue visiting throughout 2014.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Folding Mirror Poetry: 2012 in review

Thanks for all your visits in 2012, and especially to anybody who rented and bought the books. WordPress have kindly just provided the following statistics for the calendar year 2012. It was another great year on fmpoetry, but those poetry in stationary motionless mirroring zebras from 2010 held on to the number one most viewed blog spot. Happy New Year: Best Wishes for 2013.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.

211 Posts on FMPoetry, 121 Poems Book

The posts on this site list has just been updated, and there are now 211 poems on this site. Thanks to everybody who has written and read the poems.
Marc Latham is hoping to publish 121 Folding Mirror poems on Amazon Kindle soon. The poems are those written after Marc Latham’s first poetry collection was published by Chipmunka.

Blogging Award Thankfully Accepted

Immense thanks to Jennifer at the Step on a Crack (http://steponacrack.wordpress.com/) blog for nominating this blog for a Versatile Blog award.  It was a really nice surprise at the start of the new year.  On her blog, Jennifer writes about tough subjects, which is what I think blogging is ideal for. According to the requirements of the award I should now:
• Nominate 15 other bloggers
• Inform my nominees
• Share 7 random facts about myself
• Thank those who nominated me
• Add a picture of the award to this post
Here’s 15 other bloggers:
kjpgarcia.wordpress.com
KJP Garcia’s poetry site. 
whimsygizmo.wordpress.com
de jackson’s poetry site.
dwrob.com
David Robinson’s writing site.
jakill-jeansmusings.blogspot.com
Jean Knill’s writing and poetry site.
didyoueverkissafrog.typepad.com
Alberta Ross’s writing site.
travelthroughhistory.blogspot.com
Ruth Kozak’s blog for the Travel Thru History website.
trevorbelshaw.com/blog
Trevor Belshaw’s writing blog.
evocativeembrace.wordpress.com
nice newish poetry and writing site.
writingtipsforbetterwriting.wordpress.com
Ledia’s writing and poetry site.
sajeevkmenon.wordpress.com
Sajeev Menon’s poetry, philosophy and photography site.
thepagesandfriends.blogspot.com
Marit Meredith’s blog for the Pages magazine.
zumpoems.com
Zumwalt’s decades of poetry.
asjellis.wordpress.com
Stories by A.S.J. Ellis
amarketingexpert.com/blog
Book marketing advice.
lesleycarter.wordpress.com
Lesley’s bucket list for 2012.
And 7 Random Facts:
  1. I hitch-hiked a lot when younger.
  2. I’ve travelled to all the populated continents.
  3. I have run three marathons.
  4. I am a published writer and poet.
  5. I have a PhD.
  6. I had a trial with a professional football/soccer club.
  7. I often do stupid things and feel very lazy.
    Now, to let my nominees know…

2011 in review: WordPress statistics for the FMPoetry year

Thanks to all the contributors and readers for making 2011 another great year at fmpoetry; for providing content and inspiration.  Thanks to WordPress too, for making the blog possible, and Zemanta for providing easy access to quality images; and wikipedia for its information about just about every topic.

I just received the report from WordPress about the blog in 2011.  Special thanks to those who commented and linked here the most, and the zen zebra fans for making it the most read poem.  Cheers, Happy New Year, and Best Wishes for 2012!

Here’s the statistics that WordPress has just kindly and efficiently provided.

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Warning: 2 of the sites that sent readers here have brought up security warning messages, so please don’t click on the haprak and istermetro links in the report.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Poems on this Site (195) and New Poetry Books

Poetry is an...Hi, I just updated the poems on this site list, and it now stands at 195.
New Book by KJP Garcia
Several of the new entries were by KJP Garcia, who has now released a book of poetry.  More details at the kjpgarcia site.
New Book by Lewis Turco
Lewis Turco has also had a new book of poetry forms published, and includes the Folding Mirror form in it.  More details at the Lewis Turco poetry site.
Happy Holidays
Thanks to everybody who has supported this site through contributing or reading in 2011 and I hope you have a great holiday season.
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)