Celebrating 15 years!
Wow. 15 years!
It’s very hard to believe, but the JRMfansite has now been up and running in some form for 15 years! That makes this website a dinosaur in internet years.
The original website was hosted free on Tripod (and shocker, it’s also still around!) It was a single page with one little photo of Jonathan (see to the right) and we still weren’t sure if his last name was Rhys-Meyers, Rhys Myers, or Rhys (no hyphen) Meyers. It was my attempt to find out more information about this young Irish actor after being floored by his performance in “The Maker”.
- 647 posts with over 2,000 comments
- The Gallery currently has 3,662 images in 290 albums and 69 categories and has been viewed 10,131,472 times and climbing! (Tracking since August 2006)
- 1,777 likes on Facebook
- 1,371 followers on Twitter
- 152 watchers on LiveJournal
- 108 followers on Tumblr
- 51 + on Google+
- 998,582 visits and 12,058,223 page views
- 8,945,827 unique pageviews from over 208 countries
- Average visit is 3 minutes and 48 seconds long
It’s gone through many redesigns and exploded in size. And it’s thanks to all of you long time and new fans that the JRMfansite is still going strong after all these years! It hasn’t always been easy but it has been incredibly rewarding because of all of you!
Ultimately, the site continues because of Jonathan. My early belief in his talent and hunch he would be an actor to definitely watch in the coming years has certainly been true! Watching his career rise and seeing him take on challenging and unique roles that few would dare has been a pleasure. He’s had ups and downs during these last 15 years, but this fansite has always remained supportive and respectful. I’m proud of that and have been very happy to provide this resource to new and old fans alike.
There’s so much to look forward to next year with new film and TV roles. 2013 just might be the year of JRM! It’s a joy to see Jonathan healthy and thriving as he gets back to working on all these new projects. The JRMfansite continues to be a celebration of this incredible actor and happily serves one of the coolest fandoms around! Thank you for all the support, emails, comments and for visiting through the years!