What it is and what it isn’t
Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn now has a website of his own, check it out at marklewisohn.net. In the links section of his site, he has listed three sources for Beatles and related photos, all friends of WogBlog and all listed in our own links section, Sara’s Meet The Beatles For Real blog, Miss Tammy’s Beatlesphotos blog and the always interesting and funny kenwoodlennon blog.
We are honoured and humbled to be mentioned in such fine company. But, it must be stressed, we never set out to be a daily news blog. In the past few months we have become one, due to circumstances beyond our control. The purpose of this blog is really not to bring our readers all the daily news from the world of Beatledom. It’s first of all a blog where your humble host can publish my Beatles related musings. Whenever we bring news, it’s primarily because your’s truly has been too lazy or to busy to write an out and out feature article, or because we are sitting on a news story that hasn’t been widely spread elsewhere – one that deserves a bigger audience.
Secondly, this blog will fall back into it’s less frequently updated status once I have found employment or other means to bring in some income. I have considered taking in ads in my blog to generate some revenue. I tried it – using Google’s solution AdSense, and it didn’t look good.
We have got a current following of only 197 subscribers. Yet, mainly through Google searches, we have more than 3,000 page views on any given day. Here is this week’s page views, broken down into countries:
And the week is not over yet.
I started this blog post with Lewisohn and I’m going to end with it. Despite all good intentions of waiting for the extended edition of his book, “Tune In”, I couldn’t help myself when a review copy of the regular edition came in the mail last week. I’m currently in Hamburg 1960 (page 373), and Mark is speculating that George Harrison has remained a virgin all through this first stint of the fabs in Germany. I’m telling you, this is a very good read with new or obscure facts on every page. It’s a ride like nothing else and there shall be a void when I’ve read it through.