Hey, it’s been a while. I just got bored writing “the results of ____ are now available”. And while I could have written about current events, such as who’s the latest to leave the IFBB for the PDI, or who is the latest to be arrested, plenty of others are doing that elsewhere on the web.

But today I have something to write about. The MuscleMemory database now contains over 100,000 entries. And yes, I personally type in almost all of them. Here are the current statistics:

12501 different women with 28883 entries. 27639 men with 71141 entries, for a total of 40140 individuals with 100024 entries.

MuscleMemory currently receives 1.5 to 2 million hits a month from 65000 unique visitors.

Now if each of you would just send me 10 cents…

(My service provider is in the UK, and while it seemed like a good rate at the time, today’s exchange rate is not so good.)

There are many things I would like to do with the website, but just haven’t had the time to so.

  • I would love to create a WebServices/SOAP interface to the database. This would allow others to incorporate the contest results into their websites.
  • I want to include more non-US bodybuilding magazines in my list of magazine covers. I also want to find more European contest results. A month long trip to Europe would help greatly.
  • I want to complete the bodybuilding magazines Table of Contents database. So far I’ve typed in the table of contents of all US bodybuilding magazines from 1930 into the 1970s into a searchable database. Many people have written me to say they find it very useful for doing research on the history of bodybuilding, weightlifting and fitness. But as we go into the 1980s and 1990s, the magazines got thicker and thicker, and it takes longer to type in the table of contents.
  • I added a wiki to the site for things that don’t fit in elsewhere on the website. A wiki is meant to be a place where everyone can contribute encyclopedia type articles.

All this takes is time and money. Both are in short supply at the moment. Much of my time has been spent working on other projects, one’s that may actually make money. But I do my best to try to put in a few hours each week on MuscleMemory.

If you would like to help, I could certainly use help finding more contest results, especially from outside the US. I could also use help finding people with collections of non-US bodybuilding mags. You’re welcome to write articles for the wiki. I’d even be willing to allow others to write about current events on the blog. And of course, there is a donation button on the front page.

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