HTBS editor Göran R Buckhorn writes:
Today, HTBS is celebrating six years on the web.
Founding HTBS, which, if I think about it, both feels like it happened yesterday and a long time ago, started more or less on a whim, but it has now become something amazing: new readers are arriving at the same time as the ‘old’ ones stay. The hard core of writers that the blog has had for some time now is still sending contributions to educate and entertain you HTBS readers.
It is true to say that HTBS has not maybe ‘exploded’ with blog entries so far this year, which, I have to confess, can be blamed on that Winter Blues has kept me down; the tough winter 2014/15 here in New England has weighed heavily on my shoulders. While good people in my surroundings like to point out that I am from Sweden and should be used to this kind of weather, I always answer that I didn’t like this weather in Sweden and I don’t like it here in Connecticut.
However, we have not been totally idle. This spring my little book on American oarsmen Benjamin Hunting Howell, who rowed for Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Thames RC between 1894 and 1900, will be published – please check this website for updates. Then, a second HTBS publication will be published later this year. I think that many of you readers will look forward to this book, a slim volume of HTBS’s Philip Kuepper’s rowing poems. Some of the poems in the book have been posted on HTBS, but there will also be new poems about rowing by Philip that have never been posted or published before. A third HTBS publication is planned for 2016.
Now over to some boring numbers:*
During these six years HTBS has posted (including entries on the ‘old’ site): 1,813 posts
HTBS has had this many visits (impossible to know how many ‘individual’ visits): 331,871
The HTBS visitors have viewed this many pages: 1,104,338
HTBS Twitter followers: 996 (when will we reach 1,000?)
HTBS’s editor and contributors have made this much money on the blog during these six years: 0 dollars/pounds
*(Numbers as of yesterday afternoon.)
Thank you for reading HTBS!