Post Number 100!

Wow, I can't believe it. Our 100th post. It seems like only yesterday that we decided to take our little home haunt to the next level and share it with the rest of the world. But in reality, it has already been 2 years. As they sometimes say, time flies when you're having fun.

And what fun we have had! I wanted to stop for a second to take a quick look back and see just how far we have come.

To date, we have had over 6,500 blog views, so I must thank everyone who has stopped by, wherever you're from (including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran). But especially the three of you who arrived here last week via the Google search for "toilet paper rash." I sure hope you found what you were looking for here...?. The traffic has really started to pick up as of late, so the word is spreading.

A big, big thanks must go out to all of the people who have subscribed to our blog. We appreciate the fact that you find our drivel interesting enough to keep coming back! You will definitely see more frequent posts in the near future, as I would like a few more guest bloggers to chime in on all things Highbury Cemetery as well as Halloween in general (I'm looking at you, my love, oh dearest Mrs. Highbury!!). I've never considered myself as any kind of remotely serious writer, but I come up with a subject and just start typing. This thing is way too big and way too fun to have only one person writing most of the posts. I would love to have input from the friends and family that make this haunt work. I await your stories with corpsed arms...

A round of applause also must go out to the multitude of friends we've made in the two short years we've been blogging. People from down the road to people across the country and even people across the globe, and their multitude of blogs we have subscribed to. Home haunt bloggers we aspire to be as talented as and horror bloggers we wish we could write as eloquently as. We have plugged in and we truly enjoy this exchange of information with you all. We've made so many friends through HauntForum and we've gotten to know the local haunt scene through the Garage of Evil's Northern Ohio Haunters Group. With these two resources alone, our home haunt has grown by leaps and bounds. Without this exchange of information and inspiration, we would probably have nothing more than a few blank tombstones in the front yard on Halloween night (and we would probably start planning the week before Halloween). Thankfully, we know those days are long gone!!

We also want to thank the people that have stopped by our brand new YouTube channel. And although there is only one video posted so far, we will continue to update it as the projects roll out.

But the biggest thanks must go out to the people who help make Highbury Cemetery what it is. The friends and family who have as much fun as I do, planning, building, painting, measuring, scrambling, gathering, cutting, carving, lighting, corpsing, drilling and drinking. From friends like Jimmy T, who were there when we were just three punks setting up a nameless, little cemetery ten years ago in a front yard of a rental house on the south side of Akron, to family members like Scrapes, Jenn, Sharon and Karen who lend their time every single year (even after I boss them around!!). And we can't forget our neighbors, especially Neighbor Joe, who agreed to let us expand our cemetery into his front yard this year. We also thank all of the new friends who have agreed to come over and become part of the ever-growing madness this year. Without all of you, we would have nothing. 

And of course, all of the growing number of neighborhood kids and their parents who now charmingly refer to us as "the Halloween House" and can't wait to come back every year to see what we have come up with this time. You are truly the reason we do what we do.

So we've made it to 100 posts and 2 years without any slow down in sight. The giddiness I still get every time I write something new ensures that this blog has no intention of stopping. And with continuous refining and adding, Highbury Cemetery will only continue to grow and grow. Spread the word...

Highbury, Scrapes & Mrs. Highbury



Erick said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Can't wait to see your house this Halloween.

highbury said...

Thanks, Erick! You have an open invite to come check us out again. Trick-or-treat should again be October 31 this year. We'll have candy!!

HalloweeNut said...

Woot! I've never really kept track of the number of my post! Keep up the good work!

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