Speedo Boys by Hermes
A story of love and discovery.

Dec
31

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Jan
03

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 20 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 16th with 191 views. The most popular post that day was Speedo Boys – Chapter 02.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were hermesauthor.wordpress.com, kcjoewriter.wordpress.com, nifty.nisusnet.com, west.nifty.org, and nifty.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for speedo boys, speedo boy, speedo boys blogspot, speedo boys blog, and hermesspeedoboys.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Speedo Boys – Chapter 02 September 2010
1 comment

2

Speedo Boys – Chapter 30 November 2010
8 comments

3

Speedo Boys – Chapter 01 September 2010
2 comments

4

Speedo Boys – Chapter 29 November 2010
5 comments

5

Speedo Boys – Chapter 26 October 2010
7 comments

Dec
24

To my readers:

Recently, I have received many requests from writers to include characters from Speedo Boys into stories of theirs. I have only
allowed one writer permission to use any of my characters from Speedo Boys and that is Joe Writer Man in his story, “The Light”.
Joe and I edit each other’s work and as such have a very close rapport. We were both involved in the way in which the characters
would appear in the story.

Recently, I received a file from another writer who had used characters from Speedo Boys. Thankfully, he sent it to me before
sending it to Nifty.

At this juncture, I have plans on continuing the Speedo Boys saga as has been requested by many of you in email comments I’ve
received. Thusly, I will state now, that I must decline permission for anyone to use any of the characters from Speedo Boys in
their stories.

I am aware that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and as such I am both flattered and humbled that others would
want to use my characters to further or better their stories, but I cannot allow this.

Thank you for your understanding.

Hermes

Nov
28

The final chapter of Speedo Boys is now available on http://hermesspeedoboys.wordpress.com/

 

Hermes

Nov
16

Chapter 29 of Speedo Boys has been released and is on http://hermesspeedoboys.wordpress.com

 

Hope you enjoy it.

 

Hermes

Nov
12

For those of you not subscribed to my main blog, I have placed an important poll there to determine what I’ll be doing with Speedo Boys.

You may want to pop over there and vote!

http://hermesauthor.wordpress.com/

Nov
09

Chapter 28 has been released on WordPress.  http://hermesspeedoboys.wordpress.com

 

I hope you enjoy.

 

Hermes

Nov
05

Chapter 27 of Speedo Boys is now available on my wordpress blog.

I hope you enjoy it.

http://hermesauthor.wordpress.com/

 

Hermes

Oct
24

Every now and then a writer gets an itch to write a specific story.  I have posted a new story on my short story blog.  It’s just the first chapter of a story I plan on writing.  I would love it if you could all read and make comments on this story.  Should I continue it?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The story is entitled:  “A Squire’s Tale”.  It is the story of a boy who is conscripted into the service of a knight in medieval England in the reign of King Constantine (King Arthur’s Grandfather).

Your comments would be appreciated.  You can get to the story on my short story blog at http://hermesshortstories.wordpress.com/

Hermes

 

Oct
23

Chapter 26 is now available on WordPress at http://hermesauthor.wordpress.com/

 

I hope you enjoy this chapter, you can expect chapter 27 sometime next week.

 

Thanks again for all your emails and comments.

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