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Greg In Hollywood turns 4!

These days, people say that any idiot with a computer can start their own blog.

Well, starting one is the easy part. But maintaining it, growing it, and remaining passionate about it is only possible if you have the solid support of your readers.

I have found that in you.

Greg In Hollywood turns four years old this weekend (March 2) and this anniversary is just as much about you readers as it is about me.

I get reports each day detailing the number of visitors, where they come from, how long they stay and which articles they read the most. It’s always so encouraging to know that you’re connecting with people – especially when you write about Victor Garber!

Who knew? That, so far, has brought more traffic to the site than any other because it was picked up by so many major outlets around the world.

But what is even more gratifying than a traffic spike from a big story is meeting readers when I’m out and about. People are so kind and generous. Some of them are kind of famous too.

There was Matt Bomer who last year asked me why he wasn’t in the photo strip above the banner (They will be updated soon, Matt, and I’ve got the perfect photo of us all ready!).

And one of my favorite moments was chatting with Oscar producer Craig Zadan last fall and finding out that he reads Greg In Hollywood every day. For about a week after that, I would post things and wonder, “What will Craig think of this?”

Year four of Greg In Hollywood has provided me with plenty more memorable moments like interviewing Betty Buckley for the first time, getting to meet and interview my new hero Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings, getting a call from Chandler Massey from the Governors Ball after he won his Emmy for Days of Our Lives, and so much more.

It doesn’t suck.

As of this week, I am closing in on 9,200 posts since the beginning of March 2009. That’s an awful lot of Morning Men!

Next year for the fifth anniversary, I promise a party – red carpet and all – with every single Morning Man alumnus invited!


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15 Remarks

  1. Happy B. Day :)

  2. Congratulations!

    I love your blog and is a daily (often multiple times) must read. Thanks to Kenneth in the 212 for posting your Victor Garber story and extolling your blog.

    How do I get an invite to the 5th Anniversary Gala?

  3. Outview Honors GIH’s Special Day, Congrats! ;)

  4. Greg, way to go on 4 years and many more to come :)

  5. Greg:

    All best wishes for many, many more great years of wonderful success.
    Your hard work and dedication pays off to all of your grateful readers. We come back here again and again knowing, that what you say and how you present it will brighten our day an get us interested.
    Don’t change and don’t let any dragons get in your way.
    Many people enjoy what you do and you do it so very well!

  6. Happy #4, Greg, and thanks so much for your site! I love it and always look forward to the daily updates. Wishing you many more years of fun!

  7. Congratulations Greg! We love this Blog and look forward to reading many more!

  8. March 1st, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    Scott Kjeer and Bruce Hook says:

    Greg, we love your blog and look forward to it being received by 5:00 p.m. every day (EST). Your insight and knowledge of the people of Hollywood and its’ stars is amazing! You are to be celebrated, congratulated, and of course,revered (for use of a synonmyn to use)!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. Hernandez!! You brighten my days and I hope you will for years to come. By the way, nice teeth too.

  10. Greg, I love your blog. It is a daily must-read. Congrats on 4 years!

  11. Congratulations! Seriously, I can’t believe it’s been four years. So much water ran under the bridge, I will have to pay more attention to time.

  12. Congratulations on 4 years, Greg! I start every day with your blog – it’s great, and I really appreciate all you put into it. Looking forward to the next 4 years and more!

  13. One of the BEST websites for keeping up what is happening in our community! Thank YOU so much for your efforts! This is a daily checkup and a Pleasure to visit…………

  14. Thank you everyone for the kind and supportive words! Appreciate it so much. xxoo

  15. Happy belated blogoversary, Greg!

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