I just wanted to thank everyone who has checked out, shared, commented, supported or made suggestions for historybyzim. Not only has the website reached 100,000 views it has exceeded it in the seven month time that I have been regularly posting. For some websites, this number would not be significant but for me it is because this is not like most websites. This website has spread by word of mouth or by search engine tags only. It does not divulge the every movement or drunken antics of celebrities, nor does it preach about why specific political candidates are going to bring this country to “hell in a handbasket.” Rather, I like to think that this website deals more so with ordinary people who, under unique circumstances, do extraordinary things. While some of the people are well-known (some presidents, great inventors or notorious figures) many are generally not household names. History itself is made up of small and large characters alike but usually the only ones remembered are the controversial, intellectual or legendary figures. With historybyzim, I have tried to come at history with a different approach and by interweaving little known tidbits and quotes with striking photographs and a mixture of short and long posts on everything from the first television commercial to the history behind the World War II covert agency – Special Operations Executive. As well as diving into the world of art and media, historybyzim has very much been a work in progress and I am greatly enjoying it. Thank you to those of you who have added to various discussions by commenting and even those who have informed me of some mistakes in dates or slips on the keyboard.
The only people I do not want to thank are those who send the abundance of spam comments I have to filter through. Because no, I am not interested in buying Gucci for less and nor am I interested in reduced timeshare investments. Also, as you can tell from the website, English (in addition to marginal Spanish vocabulary and sarcasm) is my only fluent language, if you’re going to spam me, do so in it or feel the direct and immediate wraith of my “spam” button.
If you are not a spammer, thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed a little of the “beyond the textbook” history!