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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GAB is Good

I began this blog in January this year with the sole purpose of keeping myself engaged with the process of writing.

After many years of writing for a living, I suddenly found myself without having anything to do with writing in early 2009.

Generally About Books was to give me an outlet to write.

In the last seven months since I started writing this blog, I’ve learnt a lot about blogging and about writing.

Several Canadian institutions and a number of Canadians have contributed to this process of improving my writing.

Today, I got an e-mail from the Canadian Web Awards 2009 informing me that my blog is rated “Good”. (see the award logo on the sidebar to right)

The Canadian web awards is a trusted source for independent website reviews worldwide since 1998. It evaluates and rates websites on four broad categories:

  • Is the website Canadian friendly?
  • Is the website informative?
  • Is the website unique?
  • Will the Canadian consumer benefit from visiting the website?

My blog is not yet "Very Good" or "Excellent". Nevertheless, I'm elated.

Also, the number of visitors visiting the site is steadily rising. I'm happy to report that I've proved NYT's prophecy - that most blogs have a readership of one - wrong.

Since I began measuring, there's been a steady rise in the number of visitors to my blog.

My target is 1,000 hits a month. At present, that seems ambitious.

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