Old Salt Blog Milestone – More Than a Million Page Views ! Party Hats and Free Books!

cropped-oldsaltblog2We have reached a milestone here at the Old Salt Blog. We have passed a million pageviews! Specifically, according to Google Analytics, as of this morning, 541,358 unique visitors have viewed 1,052,167 pages on the blog. (The numbers are actually higher as the blog is also syndicated via RSS, email and OpenSalon.com.) For CNN or Huffington Post, one million page views is part of a Thursdays afternoon, but for a personal blog supported by contributors and readers, it is a pretty big deal. Thanks to all our readers and contributors for their support, interest and at times, patience. We literally could not have reached this milestone without you.

As the blog’s founder, host and chief cook and bottle-washer, I have also reached a personal milestone within the last few months. After writing for more years than I care to count,  I finally published my first novel, Hell Around the Horn. I have been very gratified. The reviews have been great.

As we can’t really give out party hats, we will be giving away books! To celebrate the two milestones this week, we will be giving away copies of my novel in both paperback and Kindle formats.  Tomorrow, we will post about how you can enter a raffle for one of ten paperback copies of Hell Around the Horn that we will be giving away.  On Thursday and Friday, Hell Around the Horn will also be free on Amazon in Kindle format.  The winners of the paperback copies will be chosen at random. There is no limit on the number of Kindle copies that we will give away.

Again, thanks to all our readers and contributors. We sincerely appreciate your support.

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9 Responses to Old Salt Blog Milestone – More Than a Million Page Views ! Party Hats and Free Books!

  1. Congratulations, Rick! You’re doing a great service to the community.

  2. Now you have to read and review one of my favourite books “A million miles in sail”

  3. will says:

    rick–congratulations! keep posted for an announcement on tugster soon too . . .

  4. Jim Walker says:


    Congrats. Well deserved. Well wishes for future success.

    Regards Jim Walker

  5. Wow that IS a milestone. Congratulations!

  6. Irwin Bryan says:

    You have shared so many diverse things about happenings on the oceans. Even an armchair tall ship sailor like me found many other things of interest I never would have seen without your blog. Congratulations, Rick!
    And the winners will love the book I’m sure. I know I did.

  7. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks Irwin and thank you for all your support. I really appreciate it.

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