Apr 25 2008
A blogging superstar has emerged on the Vancouver scene. On his two-year blogaversary, Raul of the Random Thoughts of a Student of the Environment blog can point to a fairly substantial achievement: betwen 3,000 and 4,500 unique visits per month. Raul writes about environmental issues, but also about restaurant reviews, movie reviews, some political commentary and his personal life. The hit counts are not exactly up there with Wikipedia and YouTube, but it’s still the kind of traffic that attracts the attention of advertisers and cyber-stalkers (watch your back, Raul) — and he’s really just getting started.
How did he do it? He covered all the bases that popular bloggers have been talking about for years: write and post frequently, provide interesting content and develop real relationships with other bloggers (not just a one-time link through MyBlogLog).
Nicely done, Raul. And thank you, for your blog-inspiring mantras, pasted below:
I believe that there is readership in the blogosphere for everyone. We all blog because we love it.
I believe that this blog wouldn’t be where it is if it weren’t for you, my dearest and loyal readers.
I believe that we can all get along. It’s not easy, and requires hard work, but we most certainly can.
I believe that my future in blogging looks promising. I love blogging and wouldn’t give it up now.
I believe that my social circle has just grown larger and I am very grateful to the Powers-That-Be for that.
I believe that there will be another blogaversary to celebrate next year