On October 15th, 2008 I flipped the switch on CampingBlogger, launching a project that would quickly become my passion and calling, not to mention just a lot of fun. Don’t let anybody fool you, blogging isn’t easy and professional blogging isn’t a hobby. Promoting family camping and outdoor recreation is a fulltime job and it’s one that I take very seriously.
Five months isn’t a very long time and there is certainly a lot of work left to do before CampingBlogger realizes its full potential. Family camping is enjoying a resurgence in interest, possibly due in part to the economy, but maybe also due to our go-go lives that leave little time left for family.
From a website perspective, though, these first five months were a whirlwind. CampingBlogger went from nothing to one of the 200,000 largest websites in the world (by several different measures) and received a very sold ranking from Google™ in January, which is quite rare for a new website. In fact, if you search for “camping blog” or “family camping blog” you’ll find CampingBlogger right up there at the top of the list.
What does all of this mean for you, the loyal CampingBlogger reader? You can expect more articles encouraging parents to explore the outdoors with their kids, more how-to articles on family camping and outdoor recreation topics, and more interesting gear reviews. Oh yeah, and I’ll be giving away more cool gear to the email subscribers!
So on this, the 100th CampingBlogger post, let me give each and every one of you a heart-felt “thank you!” for visiting, reading, and supporting my labor of love. I’m looking forward to the next 100 posts!