It’s been 2 years since I moved my little Tumblr blog over to WordPress. With Tumblr I was merely reblogging other fans great work but with WordPress I was able to branch out with my own vision. Doing so made it easier for friends to comment and participate as well as add additional editors to assist with themes and posting duties. In these 2 yrs we’ve grown to well over 2500 followers! MAHALO! That’s really great IMO considering we’re not a broad spectrum ‘show’ blog… it’s an Alex O’Loughlin appreciation blog. That’s it. We don’t try to be more and we won’t be any less.
Thank you to all who support the blog on a daily basis! This is for the brave souls who are willing to log on and publicly join in with our fun and madness! It’s also everyone who participates in other ways, by RT’ing on twitter, sharing on FB, reblogging on Tumblr, pinning on Pinterest or just logging on and reading us every day. THANK YOU!
As of today, we’re being viewed in 138 different countries! Talk about your www!!!
This past year we’ve averaged 3 times the amount of views than 1 year ago with almost 900,000 views! The best part to me though…is the nearly 17,000 comments that we’ve gathered. YOU all make this fun and I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special MAHALO to our non-native English speakers who are obviously reading, enjoying and sometimes participating. You are a treasure!
************SITE NEWS: With the change in the H50 airing schedule, I had to think really hard about how to handle the change in nights. All the daily themes have become a standard at this point and I’d hate to mess up a good thing. So for now I’m going to try and keep the themes as they are. HOWEVER, Fangirl Sunday with it’s episode pic spam will most likely be a late in the day post now. This will allow me to have a life on the weekend 🙂 and still try to get a quality pic spam up sometime before Sunday is over. Unfortunately, this means our friends in countries ahead of the USA time zones will probably not see the post until Monday. But then they get McG AND Mick on the same day! Sounds like Mondays just got better!!
Also, while it will still just be Kim and myself doing most of the daily themes, please welcome RainyCali to the blog who is joining us as an Editor to assist with getting new pics/interviews/videos up as soon as possible. I guess you can say, she’ll be part of our official news team! Of course we welcome anyone who wants to be part of the ‘news’ team by letting us know when you see new stuff pop up or especially those who’ve shared your own personal photos and stories with us. What a treat those stories have been!! I look forward to and hope that we’ll get some more of those this year.
Speaking of new stuff! Filming starts this Wednesday so with any luck there will be the televised blessing ceremony and plenty of new photos from HNN, Honolulu Pulse and other HI news outlets. You can be sure we’ll bring you all the goodies fit to print as soon as possible. I’m looking forward to seeing what H50 season 4 brings to us. We’ll be here sharing BTS pics, promo shots, episode pic spams and anything Alex does in his spare time that he’s willing to share with us. Don’t forget this year we also have H50 BINGO that we’ve added for all new episodes! Stick around friends…it’s going to be a fun time.