Today travelblog.org hosted it's 200,000th blog entry. Here it is: Beer and Birthday Cake
Some time very soon we will be hosting 1.5 million travel photos.
And some time after this the 50,000th blogger account will be opened.
Travelblog quietly passed it's 5th birthday, April 5th 2002 was the date of the first post... some drivel about my last day of work before what I thought would be a one year travel experience.
Travelblog.org is the second largest travel community on the internet (source alexa.com) - only virtual tourist has more activity. Also according to alexa travelblog.org is the 3,700th (ish) most popular site in Australia, 6,400th (ish) most popular in the UK - and up there in many other countries.
This site that reaches over 172K U.S. monthly uniques. The site attracts a somewhat female, youthful audience. The site's visitors' interests are travel (The Africa Guide, Lonely Planet, ASAPTickets Service, RickSteves as Guide), business & finance (The Economist, investopedia.com, Financial Times, Bloomberg) and magazines (Smithsonian, New Yorker, Popular Science, Stuff).
According to quancast.com - travelblog.org is the 10,735th most visited site globally. Quancast.com
Despite some very active competition from well funded corporations - this position is being maintained.
I'd like to thank everyone who has joined, shared their travel experiences, stayed with the site through some tough times (only a few weeks ago!) - and sent messages of support that kept me going through all night work sessions.
Travelblog is much greater than the sum of it's parts...