First of all – – – – –
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ENJOYED READING THIS BLOG AS MUCH AS I HAVE HAD WRITING IT!
The WordPress.com Stats Helper Monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog. Since YOU all have helped me by faithfully reading and spreading the word about The Duquesne Hunky Blog, I had to share the information with you.
A special “call out” and thank you to Colleen Byrne Travis, Ken Denne, Bob Chermonitz , Lou Andriko & Frank Mullen for sharing their thoughts with us and for being the top 5 commenters!
I also wanted to mention one other thing regarding comments. I know it can be frustrating whenever you make a comment and you don’t see it appear right away. The reason is that I have this blog set-up in a way that I need to see comments before they are posted. The purpose of that is so that SPAM comments do not get posted. Since I began this blog, I have received over 37,000 SPAM comments!!! Can you imagine have to wade through all of those? So, I promise to get to YOUR comments and get them posted as quickly as I can.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
Hi Jim, I came to your blog per your suggestion on the we are duquesne Facebook page and I have to say I AM SO GLAD I DID sorry got excited lol I love your passion and imagery and love of Duquesne. I have actually been thinking of moving back. (I know it’ll never be the same but it’s still home). I’m 44 and starting over from scratch kinda like the Duke. Keep up the great awesome Hunky work!!!
Jim, great job. Your time and passion in doing this brings a lot of happy memories back to those of us who attended Holy Name in the 50s and 60s. My wife and I were going through some old boxes recently and I found my eight grade “yearbook” from 1964……priceless!
Jim, Thank you for the memories and sometimes — tears — I was at a holiday party in West Mifflin last night and your blog was the topic of conversation — keep those memories coming — Happy New Year to you and your family — Colleen
Happy New Year, Jim. Hope that you had a blessed Christmas, too.
St’astny Novy Rok!
May you and your family have a healthy and prosperous New Year!
Thanks for doing a good job keeping the blog going and removing the spam.
Something worth while is never easy.
I for one am happy that you filter the spam. There’s nothing so frustrating as having to weed through all of the crap to get to what you’re interested in. So thank you very much.
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Happy, healthy New Years wishes to all Duquesne Hunkies, their families, pets and wannabes, wherever you are!
PS, ‘Top 5″, eh? not bad….
Thank you for all the memories. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Your posts have been especially moving during this holiday season. Thank you and wishing all a HAPPY NEW YEAR,,
From one Duquesne Hunky to another, Happy New Year! Thanks for bringing all those precious memories back to warm our hearts! Looking forward to many more in 2014!
Wishing all of you here a Happy and Healthy New Year! Blessings to you!
Thanks for all that you do to keep our childhood memories of Duquesne alive! It’s enjoyed by all and very much appreciated. Happy New New Year to you and your family!
Happy New Year to you and your family Jim 🙂