The first blog devoted to Elvis has reached a new milestone. Last Sunday, the 100th article was posted on Elvisblog. There has been a total of 76 weekly stories posted to the site, one each Sunday since February 1, 2005. The Elvisblog Archives contain 22 longer articles reprinted from Elvis International, The Magazine. And, there are two fiction short stories about Elvis. Writers are always concerned about ‘word count,’ so someday I will add up all the words used in this body of work. It ought to be pretty close to the numbers my writer buddies have in those novels they are working on.
Speaking of word count, the story I wrote about photographer Al Wertheimer came to 2,200 words. It will be in the 29th Anniversary issue of Elvis International, The Magazine that comes off the presses in about a month. Look for this story of Wertheimer’s photo-taking odyssey with Elvis in 1956 to show up in the Elvisblog Archives shortly after that. The thousands of pictures he took of Elvis are his claim to fame, but the seven days he spent with Elvis are a remarkable story.
The first line in this news section contains the words blog and Elvis. I am making a determined effort to use them in every article, hopefully to improve my Google search rankings. If someone types elvisblog in the search box, the results are loaded with different links to this Elvisblog. However, if you type in Elvis blog, the results are full of such junk that you would think no true blog about Elvis exists. Google merely lists the popularity of sites with the words “Elvis” and “blog” in their text, so I’m going to get them in my articles one way or another (four times in this article, so far).
Somehow, many more people have discovered Elvisblog the past month. When the web address changed and the automatic forwarding to the new URL stopped in February, there was a distinct drop in visitors to the site. March was the low point, but each month since has seen nice increases. Thanks for checking out Elvisblog regularly. It is the Elvis blog (did it again) written by a fan for the enjoyment of other fans. Glad you like it.
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