Today is History By Zim’s second birthday (or anniversary?!)! [Technically, the website was started two years and one month ago but I do not count the first month since I did not do much.]
It has been a great two years in which daily readership has tripled (at least) and total views have skyrocketed to over 1,300,000. This past year has seen many interesting events. Besides being actively credited on many history and non-history websites and blogs, it was also credited in a Los Angeles Times article. I continue to “meet” many great authors and history bloggers, Smithsonian Books even asked me to review one of their books. And recently, History By Zim reached an entirely different platform when “The Dr. Oz Show” aired a clip including a HBZ fact and photo.
History By Zim has thrived because of all of you. Whether you comment, share or even just read the posts, you have helped this site become what it is. You have encouraged me to keep finding and sharing great content. Whether it is articles on serious topics (such as the Tri-State Tornado of 1925) or even creating new series on Beauty Contests or Bad Inventions, history is about everything and everything in between – I am having such fun unraveling it all here on History By Zim.
So thank you everyone for supporting my little ole’ history website! All your wonderful support has shown me that I’m not the only one who gets excited about random history facts, great quotes and inspirational people of the past! Everyday I wear my history geek badge proudly and, today, I do so again humbled by this milestone.
On a side note, today is also National Ice Cream Day 2013. Coincidence? I think not!
Thank you all!
History By Zim has been quite an exciting ‘ride’…
However, some days have not been as exciting as others…