Dear readers of HTBS ~ It’s soon time to close the year 2013. It has been a remarkable year in many ways. Regarding this blog our friend, rowing journalist Bryan Kitch, of the blog Rowing Related and one of the ten contributors to the new eBook The Future of Rowing, had this to say about HTBS: “Hear The Boat Sing do a nice job blogging about rowing history – exposing history in digestible pieces … This blog breaks it down and focuses on individual anecdotes and is more accessible.”
Thank you Bryan, we here at HTBS could not have said it better ourselves.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you readers for keeping us going. We receive blog ideas from you and some of you even send material that we either post ‘as is’, or we dig a little deeper to post a rowing history piece of length. In the list below, you will find the names of regular contributors to HTBS, but also names of other contributors, or names of those who have sent us old or new rowing photographs to post, or snippets of information during 2013. Some of you also post comments to blog entries. To all and every one of you: THANK YOU!
In no particular order here are contributors who in one way or the other have contributed to HTBS during 2013:
Tim Koch; Greg Denieffe; Philip Kuepper; Hélène Rémond; Louis Petrin; Bill Lanouette; Johan ten Berg; Chris Dodd; Tom Weil; Peter Mallory; Daniel James Brown; Bernard Hempsend; Bryan Kitch; Malcolm Cook; Malcolm Knight; Michiel Jonkman; Ian Marriott; Jack Carlson; Emile Farley; Ann Woolliams; Cesare Sorio; Jerry Gardner; Mike Vespoli; and Barry Currivan. (Our apologises if anyone has been omitted!)
Here are some HTBS statistics since we started in 2009 (as of 29 December 2013):
Blog posts: 1,478
Blog visits: 251,330
Blog views: 740,385
Blog posts 2013: 332
Not bad, not bad at all…