It was two years ago tonight that I wrote my first Doors Examiner article, The Doors keep Breaking Through with New Releases. I wasn’t all that familiar with The Examiner’s software for adding pictures and videos, and even though I am a thirty year fan of The Doors, I wasn’t sure if that much new information was out there to sustain articles for any length of time. Despite those reservations here we are two years later!
Here are some statistics for those of you who are into that. In two years I’ve written 450 articles (this is the 450th) which averages about 4 articles a week, in the first four months of The Doors Examiner there were only about 10,000 reads, since June of this year The Doors Examiner has averaged 10,000 reads a month (over that actually)! For a two year total of about 161,300 reads!
In the two years I’ve been writing The Doors Examiner we’ve gone from very reactionary articles, that is articles which are dependent on The Doors as a group or individuals doing something. Since then, I’ve introduced articles and features on Doors history, reviews of books, Cds, films, documentaries on The Doors (old and new), fans reviews, literary influences of Jim Morrison (both of those who influenced him and who he influenced), sadly obituaries of those from the world of The Doors, and interviews such as Jac Holzman, George Winston, or Randall Jahnson, and most recently Celebrity Top 10 Favorite Doors songs. The Doors Examiner hasn’t always had an outsiders view of The Doors, friends and colleagues of The Doors have added to articles including Jeff Jampol, Paul Ferrara, Frank Lisciandro, Dave Dutkowski, Sally Stevens, Judy Huddleston, Salli Stevenson, and Gilles Yepremian have added to the accuracy of the articles (thank you all for your input!).
And of course none of this is possible without The Doors, The Doors fans and Doors Examiner readers, thank you all for the support! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the articles as much as I’ve had writing them! I’m looking forward to a whole new year of stories, articles and hopefully revelations I can bring to you!
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