I would like to take this opportunity to send a HUGE
thank you to everyone who has supported and visitied theaussieword.com
this year. The response from fans and readers everywhere has been quite phenomenal. So many hits to the site are from parts of the world I did not know existed! Who would have thought that theaussieword.com
would entertain readers in Panama
or the Dominican Republic
As we draw 2012 to a close, theaussieword is proud to end the year with Melbourne being the Number 1 city to hit the page, followed closely by the people of Brisbane and Sydney. Peeps in London love a good read on the blog while the people of New York are forever loyal. Your ongoing support is really appreciated – thank you!
THANK YOU to all of our countries who have stopped by for a read, particularly our Top 10. The United States of America has been by far my biggest audience – for this I am honored. Thanks to the 70,000+ visitors who have dropped in from the USA! Australia, you guys are also amazing and loyal, always there to push our local Aussie content across the globe! Strength in numbers I say! Rounding out the Top 10 is the UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, Russia and the Ukraine. The people of Spain, Malta, China, Brazil and Portugal are just outside the Top 10 – the support from all of you has been fantastic. The site has become a bit like the United Nations, the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games… We’re all connected! 🙂
I have also made such a great circle of friends, a network that just keeps growing and growing… You all know who you are! 😉 …I have formed some pretty fun and professional partnerships over the last year, I’m looking forward to working closely with you again in 2013. A big shout-out to all of my Sponsors and Foundation Members – you guys have been very loyal and supportive. Here’s to more craziness and general randomness in 2013!
Neil Davis is a new musician to cross paths with us at theaussieword.com, he introduced himself to me with his very soulful pop song… Giving You Away
Covered by some of the greats, including Frank Sinatra & R. Kelly, Sam Cooke’s classic The Best Things In Life Are Free, is a tune to touch the soul. Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s rendition stays true to the big band sound but with a good dose of the orchestra’s famous skankin style in the mix. The result? An upbeat version that is definitely more danceable than any produced to date. Check out the film clip shot at the legendary Allan Eaton Studios in Melbourne, featuring vocalist Pat Powell.