Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Winners and Milestones

The Dapper Dan Contest has closed and it's time to reveal the winner of our little contest. But first, I'd like you to know that the picture has been sent to North Dakota where I've deduced it was likely taken. The historical society in Glen Ullin, North Dakota is looking into a possible identification of our mystery man. You'll be the first to know if they manage to pull off the impossible and find out who he is.

Now, on to the fun stuff... I placed all of the entries into a hat and sight unseen, drew the name of the winner:

Congratuations TAMERI ETHERTON!

Please e-mail me at with your e-mail address so that I can tell where to send your $10 gift certificate.


When I started this little blog in July, 2011, I thought it would be a place where I'd post a little story once a month and hopefully, get some feedback from fellow history buffs like me.

Instead, it's been that and a whole lot more. First, I added it to Networked Blogs and found some wonderful new followers there. Then I joined one of Rachel Harrie's Network Platform Building Campaigns and found some new followers AND found some fantastic blogs to follow myself.

So here it is only eight months after my first blog post and I'm approaching a couple of milestones. First, there are now 130 followers and several more who are following by e-mail and RSS feed. I am grateful to each and every one of you who spend a few minutes of your time every week to read my stories.

Second, I'm only a few hits away from reaching 3,000 hits! It may be only a little milestone compared to the blogs with huge followings out there, but I'm thrilled that almost 3,000 times, someone has clicked on this blog and found something interesting to read.
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You can help me hit that mark this week. How? E-mail just one of your one of your friends and ask them to come and check out my stories. Whether or not they choose to sign up as a follower on Google Friends or Networked Blogs, or even by e-mail, is up to them.  In return, I promise to keep working on the little bits of history, memories and travel destinations in Florida that seem to bring us all back to a happier time.

What do you say? Can you help me on my way to dance among the stars?

Copyright 2012 Ruth Hartman Berge


  1. 3000 good for you! That is an accomplishment!

  2. 3000 is amazing!! Your blog is so much fun and I always love learning the little tidbits about history that you have.

    I can't believe I won!!! That was a fun little contest ~ I hope you do more. Thanks so much!!