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Travel Blog Milestones

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6 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #19117  
B Posts: 5,087
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 report.


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...

Humble beginnings...


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6 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #19127  
B Posts: 9,359
Congratulations Ali!

Quite appropriate that the 200,000th blog entry was a celebration :-) Reply to this

6 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #19136  
B Posts: 14
Congratulations indeed! Thanks for the great site, long may it continue! Reply to this

6 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #19147  
I searched many travel related blog sites before joining here. Not only was the Travelblog layout easy to use, but there was one sentence in the terms and conditions that was the decisive reason - and it is simply this "You maintain copyright of all your photos and text." The majority of other free travel related blog sites reserve the right to use your photos and text if they so wish for whatever purpose - so congratulations to you Ali for not implementing this practice. Reply to this

6 years ago, September 9th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #19156  
B Posts: 109
congrats!!!

I love this site. I originally was looking for a journal site for my friends and family. Basically travelblog won hands down for

clear crisp layout with non obtrusive advertising (some sites put advertising in the middle of your entry several times! it is amazing how ugly some sites are)
being free (many you had to pay to join, or if you wanted to add photos you paid for that
awesome community feeling
and again for being so damn good looking

well done

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6 years ago, September 9th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #19159  
B Posts: 9,359

and again for being so damn good looking



Bobbie; you're talking about the site right? ;-)
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6 years ago, September 9th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #19160  
B Posts: 109
of course...

well maybe there are a few bloggers who might fit that title ;) Reply to this

6 years ago, September 9th 2007 No: 8 Msg: #19164  
Ali congats mate, truly a milestone that is a testament to all your efforts and the community spirit which has built up on the site, hopefully many more milestones will be achieved by what i feel is the best blog site on the planet. When im off traveling and im in your neck of the woods id love to get a few beers mate:)


Thx Mike:)
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6 years ago, September 9th 2007 No: 9 Msg: #19178  
Good one Ali! 5 days til I'm unemployed, but I do have a marketing degree, should you need help with a TB expansion Business/Marketing Plan. You'll find me learning to dive somewhere in SE Asia!
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6 years ago, September 10th 2007 No: 10 Msg: #19206  
B Posts: 12
Congaratulations Ali! It's a celebration! Reply to this

6 years ago, November 5th 2007 No: 11 Msg: #22050  
Congratulations for taking all the risks and using your courage. Power on! Reply to this

6 years ago, November 6th 2007 No: 12 Msg: #22075  
Yes, Congratulations from me too. :) Reply to this

12 months ago, April 20th 2013 No: 13 Msg: #169520  
Ali,

Where are we now in terms of numbers of blogs published?

Should there be a celebration of milestone blogs? Or are we already doing that on the facebook page and I have not noticed?

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12 months ago, April 22nd 2013 No: 14 Msg: #169598  
In response to: Msg #169520

We put items such as milestones for number of photos, blogs or bloggers on Facebook. We passed photo number 7 million last year and that was posted on Facebook, and we will reach 8 million this year, so that will get posted too.

[Edited: 2013 Apr 22 02:30 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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12 months ago, April 22nd 2013 No: 15 Msg: #169601  
Shane,

Do we know how many bloggers have 5 or more recommendations and could be front page bloggers?
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12 months ago, April 22nd 2013 No: 16 Msg: #169607  
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that question; I suspect it would number in the low hundreds. Reply to this

11 months ago, April 28th 2013 No: 17 Msg: #169866  

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