Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rick Monday Video Hits 10,000 Views

I have written about my interview with Rick Monday several times.  I won't go through all the details, but you can get them all here.  In short, in June 2008, I interviewed Monday in the Dodgers clubhouse.  I wrote about it for Global Traveler celebrating the 4th of July.  David Stein of Sporting News Radio (now Yahoo Sports Radio) read the piece on air.
I contacted Stein who sent me a recording of him reading my Monday piece.  I created a video for it.  On September 28, 2008, I uploaded Rick Monday Saves the U.S. Flag to YouTube.
Three years and four months later, it reached 10,000 views!  Here is the proof.
To put that number in perspective, I did some research.  Less than 20% of all uploaded videos get at least 500 views.  Less than 10% get more than 1,500 views.  Less than 3% get more than 25,000 views.
Of course, stats can be used in many ways.  The average YouTube video gets 800 views, but that number is skewed high by the handful which get millions.
What does it all mean?  What is my point?  Basically, I am just celebrating a milestone.  Nothing more or nothing less.  I am so proud and awed by that whole experience.  The totality of it all has been great.
Rick Monday and me in Los Angeles, CA-June 2008.

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