On September 12th, 2012, I put up a quick little post highlighting the 10,000th “hit” to this site. As a blog devoted to a fairly small niche of American History, I was very happy that so many people were visiting and finding the site to be valuable. Now, a little over a year later, I’m ecstatic that BoothieBarn is over the 110,000 mark!
This means that over the last year this blog had over 100,000 clicks on it. The majority came from repeat visitors and followers who are so engaging with their comments. Thank you all for your continued support.
The creation of the BoothieBarn Picture Galleries during this last year also gave a boost to the number of visitors and clicks. As a visual learner myself, I’m striving to provide a beneficial archive of images relating to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Lastly, my foray into recording parts of the escape route has been very well received. As a recent transplant to Maryland, I’m happy to show the escape route locations that are now in my backyard.
While I rarely know what I’m going to blog about when I sit down to write, I thank you all for coming back day after day to check it out. At the very least, there are still many Picture Galleries to add and I’m actively developing a plan to recreate Booth and Herold’s time in the pine thicket during their escape. I’m really excited over the prospect of immersing myself into the history and sharing my experiences with you all.
Thank you so much for reading BoothieBarn and for keeping me motivated to write about a subject I find endlessly fascinating.
P.S. Tomorrow (9/21) I will be going on one of the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tours run by the Surratt House Museum. While I won’t be “live blogging” it like last time, I’d be happy to take pictures of any requested site or artifact. Just let me know in the comment section.