Monday, June 10, 2013

50 BLOG POSTS, 10,000 PAGEVIEWS!

YAAAAAY!


I would just like to mention that not only is this the 50th blog post, which has been around since August of 2011, but that Stealin' The Spotlight with The Real Mike Barry has just eclipsed the 10,000 page view milestone! 



This tells me that people not only like what I am writing about, but also that they want me to write more! So, my goal now is to reach the 25,000 page view mark by the end of this summer. If my blog can reach that milestone by the end of this summer, then I will give you all a big round of applause and a figurative pat on the back (because I do not have any money to be giving out prizes and things. I'm only an actor, for pete's sake).

Keep reading, and I'll keep writing! If you have an idea of any sort that you would like me to write about this summer, or any time, then please email me at realmikebarry@gmail.com, or post a comment on THIS blog. Just as a bit of advice, if you haven't figured it out by now, I like to post about movies; just FYI.

Thank you to all of my dedicated readers out there that have been reading my blogs since the beginning. I do this for fun, and you guys make it fun to do. So, thank you!



Friday, June 7, 2013

ALERT: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!


So, as some of you may know, I work for a touring company out of Cambridge, MA called Cambridge Historical Tours. What we do is give you guided, historical tours of the town of Cambridge, and of the country's oldest college, Harvard University. What makes us special and different from all of the other tours in the area is that we are all professional storytellers. Most of us are actors that have been trained to be historians, or are historians that are trained to be actors. We know how to not only tell you the stories, but somehow get you to also experience the stories, as well. Also, the stories that we tell on our tour are not the boring ones that you learned in school. We tell only the most exciting stories on our tours! They are the stories that Harvard doesn't want you to know, or is too afraid to tell you. Also, we are the best dressed in Harvard Square. Just look at our incredible costumes:


Along with the wonderful historical tours that we give, we also do a Haunted Harvard tour, a delightfully spooky ghost tour lead by our hauntingly spirited guides around Harvard University and parts of Old Cambridge. We tell you which dormitories and class halls have been (or still are) haunted by ghosts.


We also lead spirited Pub Crawls around some of the most notable bars and pubs around Harvard Square. You get drinks and appetizers at all of our stops, along with some hilarious stories of Harvard and Cambridge old.


Why am I posting about this right now? Well, I am doing this to ask you a favor. If you read this, I could really use your help.

A local television and radio station, WGBH, is doing a contest called THE BOSTON A-LIST. There are a number of different categories to vote on. You go on the web page and vote for which company you think is the best in their respective category. The winner and finalists will be featured on WGBH throughout the year, which will eventually create more business for your company.


Well, we have made the list. We are nominated under the category of Best City Tour.

What I am asking of you is to VOTE!

Cambridge Historical Tours would greatly appreciate your vote in this competition. In our second year, we have already grown in our business more than we could have imagined. People are finally realizing what a gem this actually is. With your vote, we may see a jump in numbers for this summer on our tours, plus some well-deserved exposure. We would really appreciate the vote from you readers. We are currently in 2nd Place behind The Boston Duck Tours.

Click on this link to vote:

http://boston.cityvoter.com/best/city-tour/local-flavor/boston

We thank you very much for your kind vote! If you don't think that you can vote blindly, then that is completely understandable. How do you remedy that situation? COME TAKE ONE OF OUR TOURS! We are out in Harvard Square every single day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We take off from right in front of the Harvard Square T-stop. We will be the ones wearing the top hats and hoop skirts. go to our web site www.cambridgehistoricaltours.org to buy a ticket, or just come out to Harvard Square, and buy your ticket there. 
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