It’s very rare for The Velvet Onion to talk about itself, but today we have reached 100,000 views – a mammoth amount in such a small space of time.
As such, here’s a word or several from our editor in chief…
100,000 hits. However you look at it, that’s a lot of people. Far more than I ever expected this project would reach. To be ridiculously geeky, its averaging out at 952 individual people per day in the few short months we’ve been peeling Booshdom for you all. At times, we’ve had over 4,000 people read our corner of the interweb in under 24 hours, which is just mind boggling for a non-profit ‘fan’ project born out of love and admiration and little more than a shared passion for great comedy.
Gestating in my mind for over a year, the push to finally get this site up and running all happened in a matter of days, and within a matter of weeks, we’d somehow managed to grab your attention. If you’re here now, reading this, its because we’ve somehow done something right for you – and we’re all very proud to be of service. Personally, I must stress how important the rest of the team are to this site. There is no way I could do this alone, and every single member of TVO has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make this blog the best it can possibly be. Frankly, they’re all brilliant, and I love them dearly.
So we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support since we launched on January 31st. If you’ve submitted a story to us, if you’ve joined our forum [which, if you haven't, you really should right here!], if you’ve just been reading the site at some point each week – thank you. You’re one half of the reason we do all of this, and without you it’d be a pretty pointless task, wouldn’t it? Your loyalty and love for this site has been heartwarming and we hope to keep providing you with what you want for a long, long time to come.
Also, we’d like to thank those behind-the-scenes faces from various production companies who have understood our site instantly, and been kind enough to send us information and promotional material to help get their productions directly to the people who will appreciate them most. So to our new found friends at Baby Cow, Talkback Thames, Big Finish and beyond – thank you. A big shout-out must also go to Chris Jones at the IT Crowd production office, and to Sam Ward, the producer of the forthcoming smash hit Zimbani - for all their help over the last few weeks. And we can’t move on without mentioning the guys at Such Small Portions and The Guardian who have loved what we do so much they’ve been up for pointing their readers in our direction.
But above all else, we’d like to thank those in amongst The Mighty Boosh and Booshdom from whom we have had positive feedback and love for what we do. In alphabetical order, to avoid favourites, we really must thank Matt Berry, Hayden Black, Kurt Braunohler, Dave Brown, Dan Clark, Antony Elvin, Suzy Evelyn, Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Paul King, Alice Lowe, Spencer Millman, Kim Noble, Oliver Ralfe, Kristen Schaal, Holly-Jane Shears and Jacqueline Wright for all the praise and support they have sent flooding our way over the last four months. You are the other half of the reason we do all of this – as it is your talent and hard work that has brought us together in the first place. Thanks to you all and your cohorts, we’ve found friends, we’ve found love, we’ve had incredible time after incredible time, and in The Velvet Onion we finally have a way of giving a little back in return.
So to all of you then – you’re brilliant, stay classy, keep on crimpin’ and above all else – stay peeled.