Friday, March 12, 2010

Smokes and Booze State of the Union


Smokes I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, because I am often asked “How is the blog doing?”.

This will be 115th Post, and boy have we covered a lot of ground.

From the very 1st Post, to Randy wondering where I find stuff,  I have tried to hit all kinds of things related to Smoking and Drinking.

Along the way have made friends in Music, Good Causes and at Breweries.  And don’t forget our blogging partners at MySideofthebar and Daysofbooze.

On January 29, 2010, I added Google Analytics to the blog to start tracking how we are doing.  Since that time, we have had 714 visits with 392 Unique Visitors from 36 Countries.



And out of all this…..who knew THIS would be my most popular post (Top 5 Search for Rumple Minze on Google).

We were making money with Google Adsense as a sponsor, but then they said activity was suspicious….because YOU the reader were clicking to many ads.  We’ve since dropped that.  We do however have a banner at the bottom of the page for Pints for Prostates…..check it out.

There is a now a Twitter Feed and all the pages are tagged so you can jump to your favorite subject matter (See the bottom of the page).  So we are incorporating new technologies.

We are coming up on 50 fulltime followers, and I would recommend that everyone refer a friend.  Maybe someday we can get to 100 and find a real sponsor :)

In the future, I plan on continuing.  Goat Night was such a success that Goat Night 2 is in the works, as well as Absinthe Night and a potential Cigar Tasting.

My buddy Steve is in a band (The Barons of Blues), and I would love to see him come and play at the Roots, Blues and BBQ Festival here in CoMO.  If he does, I might actually have to pony up and sponsor a party.  Break my heart. 

Of course, if you see something funny or interesting…..send it over, or better yet….write a review.   What’s the worst that can happen?  Your writing can’t suck worse than mine.

Overall, this has been a lot of fun…….so thanks for following. 

Now, where’s my drink…..hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. As with goatnight 2, I would like to host a Garlic night sometimes soon.


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