Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breaking News: 40,000 Page Views!

Sometime earlier today the blog surpassed 40,000 page views. It is amazing how fast Alternate History Weekly Update has grown in less than one year.  I would like to thank our contributors, fans and the authors who produce alternate history for helping us grow. The last time the blog reached such a milestone was on 3/8/12 when I announced the 30,000th page view. Let us see how the blog has progressed since then.

First, the map of our readers between the two events:

World map of readers 3/8/12
World map of readers 4/26/12
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our first readers from Morocco and El Salvador, who discovered the blog when we were breaking the 40k barrier. Now onto our social networking presence:
  • We had 37 Google followers on 3/8/12, now we have 42 (Goal: 100 by 6/12).
  • We had 89 Facebook fans on  3/8/12, now we have 107 (Goal: 300 by 6/12).
  • We had 44 Twitter followers on 1/13/12, now we have 78.  I am happy to announce that we surpassed our goal of 50 Twitter followers by June 2012.  Excellent!
Considering how fast this blog is growing, advertisers could profit from forming a partnership with Weekly Update.  Those interested should check out our Sponsors page for more details. Also feel free to check out our Amazon page to purchase a subscription for your Kindle (or Kindle app) or donate through PayPal (see top left of this page). All proceeds go to reward our contributors for their hard work and to promote the blog. Anyone who donates will be listed on our Sponsors page to thank them for their support.  I also will like be adding Google AdSense in the next few days, so keep an eye out for that.

If you are interested in contributing to this blog, contact me at ahwupdate@gmail.com.  We are accepting guest posts or full-time contributors.  So if you have a review or an article about alternate history that you want to share with us, I encourage you to contact me.

And thank you again for reading Alternate History Weekly Update.

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Mitro is founder, editor and contributor of Alternate History Weekly Update. When he is not busy writing about his passion for alternate history, he spends his time working as a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois and dreams of being a published author himself one day.

2 comments:

  1. The blog and social media empire continue to grow, excelent!

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  2. Well in terms of Internet empires I am the equivalent of Sealand. Still you never know what the future may hold. I am going to be sitting down with someone trained in marketing to help expand the blog. I also have been toying with the idea of turning the Weekly Update posts into podcasts or videos. Finally, I would love to share the "Alternate History Weekly Update" who want to blog in languages besides English.

    That are just some of the ideas I have for the future of the blog.

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