The endeavour took him 89 days, during which 16 hours per day was spent counting aloud, with 8 hours for eating and sleeping. He began his quest on June 18, 2007, finishing on September 14. During the counting process, Harper did not leave his apartment or shave until he was finished counting to one million. Viewers could watch him live on the website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free. During his count, he appeared on CNN, Fox News, Cnet, as well as many national and local TV and radio shows. On September 15, 2007 at 7:25 p.m. EST he reached one million. The count raised money for his supporting charity Push America, raising over $10,000.
He still resides in Birmingham, and now works for Ready Mix and Birmingham Mountain Radio.
The MillionCount website and forum were taken down several months after completing the count, however they can still be accessed through archived records