Mar 31st 2009 05:23 pm |
I am not the self-congratulatory type (most of the time) but March 30th marked the one year anniversary of Colin’s Ghost. One year ago, on the Sunday after the Florida Derby, I did a story about Dr. Fager’s world record mile. I had been compiling story ideas for awhile but the whole thing started with minimal planning or foresight (the beauty of the internet, right). Forty-eight articles, 13,563 visitors and 23,102 pageviews later – he we are. Considering that my content is about a marginal aspect of a marginalized sport, I figure those stats aren’t too bad. Based on my initial expectations, Colin’s Ghost has been a real success (my expectations were low).
I have truly appreciated the support and compliments that I have received from people I respect a great deal. Thanks to Steve Crist for mentioning me on his blog and in his column in August (a high point of my blogging career). A big thanks to Seth Merrow for the links over at Equidaily. I visit Seth’s outstanding site every day and I still get a thrill when I see a link to Colin’s Ghost there. Thanks also to the Paulick Report, Jessica at Raceday360, and my colleagues in the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance.
The biggest thank you goes to those who visit the site. I especially enjoy everyone’s comments, contributions, and corrections (Gen. George? Not sure what happened there.). The site is a labor of love – the fact that people actually read it is a bonus.
Looking forward to another excellent year. As always, thanks for reading and good luck.
(OK, enough with the back slappin’ — story on Bold Ruler’s big win in the Wood by the end of the week. In the meantime, the story on Gen. Duke is now corrected – check it out if you missed it.)
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