I’m all about sharing successes with friends. Maybe you’re the same? Thing is, almost none of my friends know or care about Columbo, meaning that a personal milestone is in danger of slipping by uncelebrated.
And what is that milestone, I hear you crow? Well, dear friends, it’s that this humble blog, this labour of love, this heartfelt homage to Lieutenant Columbo is nearing its millionth page view!
**Pauses to dab eyes with kerchief, while conducting lap of honour around empty home, high-fiving imaginary audience all the way.**
Why should you care about my personal milestone? Well there’s no real reason, although the thrill of the shared online Columbo experience may do it for some of you – especially those who, like me, have scant opportunity to debate the merits of the show with the folk you know in real life.
“I will personally send a genuine 1970s Columbo Italian photo poster from the episode Dagger of the Mind to the person who hits that millionth page view.”
However, to encourage the casual visitor to become a regular guest, and to reward the tens of thousands of lovely readers who have made this site their go-to resource for everything Columbo, there’s something in it for you!
Yes folks, I will personally send a genuine 1970s Columbo Italian photo poster from the episode Scacco Matto A Scotland Yard (or Dagger of the Mind to non-Italian speakers) to the person who hits that millionth page view and can send me photographic/screen capped evidence of the feat via email.
And because I’m a good guy, in the likelihood that the millionth viewer may well be directed to the site via a commonly used search term such as ‘Patricia Mattick nude‘ and promptly leave (it happens), the offer stands to whomever gets closest to the 1,000,000 mark and sends evidence of that.
In short, when we get to about 990,000 views, get screen capping like Billy-O just in case. This site has a global audience, so if you nod off at 999,001 page views in New Zealand, the million mark could easily pass you by, allowing a Timbuktu resident to scoop the proverbial jackpot!
And how will you know when we get close to this thrilling endgame? Well take a look in the top right area of any page on this site, as indicated below. If you’re reading on a mobile, this will be right down at the bottom of the page, immediately below the black and white photo of smiley Columbo. There’s a page counter ticking away there at all times, so eagle-eyed viewers will always be able to keep tabs on how close we are to that sweet, sweeeet millionth!
So there we have it, dear readers, a little something to show my genuine appreciation to those who have taken the time to visit the site, enjoy and share its content, and leave their own thoughts on the greatest show of all time.
Yes folks, the online Columbo community is a terrific group to be part of – and long may it continue!