Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ONE MILLION PAGEVIEWS

WILD ABOUT HARRY has just crossed over one million pageviews since it first went live on November 10, 2010.

Wild.

Thanks to everyone for visiting and supporting this blog and for keeping Houdini's legacy alive and thriving online.

14 comments:

  1. Congrats !!! You are the Houdini-go-to-guy !!!

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    1. Thanks Arthur. Means a lot coming from the man who owns Houdini's pajama pocket! :)

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  2. Congratulations.on crossing over and thanks for coming back again and again.

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  3. Congratulations! You rock! Keep up the fine work!

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  4. Thanks everyone. So much more great stuff to come. In fact, I have a backlog of posts. I tell people if I ran a blog devoted to Lady Gaga I wouldn't be this busy. Houdini lives indeed. :)

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  5. Great site. One of my daily fixes for all things Houdini.
    Thanks for all the "hard" work. ;-)
    Narinder

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    1. Ha! Hard "work" indeed. If only I could get paid for this. :)

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  6. Hurrah! Congratulations, John, on keeping this blog going for the last 2 3/4 years! It's always been a pleasure to see this very active blog keep chugging along with fascinating updates after new discoveries after breakings news, and all that good stuff. :)

    I remember back when I first became interested in Houdini, I had to go to Bob King's Houdini Tribute Site to get online info and material I could trust (and it was a gem of a site, for its day). It still kills me that I won a photo from that site, which was signed by the late Marie Blood, and I lost it! I suspect it got tossed out with the recycling once by accident. X-( Ah well... At least the original photo itself was not lost to time. It's kind of a miracle that so many artifacts from Houdini's life and times have survived, no? And it's thanks to that ever-flowing font of knowledge that this blog can continue to educate, fascinate and inspire. Long may this blog be Wild About Harry!

    I also appreciate that you give so much of your time and energy to this blog, too. I'm sure that is anything but easy most days! If you want money though [although it would mean more work, alas], maybe you can think up a nice Houdini-related Kickstarter, and then I'm sure we'd all reward you handsomely. :)

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    1. Thank you for all the kind words, Beth. What a heartbreaker about the Marie Blood pic. You know, Houdini Tribute is still online. It was pioneer of Houdini websites. Hey, a history of Houdini websites could make a nice blog entry!

      This blog actually is easy. It's my relaxation and, as my screenwriting continues to sputter, the outlet for my creative energy. So its a blast, and its especially exciting how people are starting to share their own HH findings here.

      I actually do make a little money from this blog. Amazon links, Google ads, and the occasional paid link and donation help the blog pay for itself. I did consider starting a "Send Wild About Harry to England" Kickstarter to fund a trip to the UK to cover the Houdini play. But I'm not sure Kickstarted is there to cover vacations. :p

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  7. Haha, well, maybe Kickstarter *could* be a vacation fund. :p Ahh, you're probably right.

    And an entry on the history of Houdini websites? Well, why not? (I hadn't checked that Houdini Tribute was still up - glad to know it's still around). :)

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  8. I am still learning alot on houdini,how much is still out there on him.after all these years. Thanks Jon.

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    1. It's really amazing how much we are discovering all the time. Also that we are constantly uncovering new photos. It's wild indeed.

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