2008 – A great year for BMWBlog – Thank you!

Others | December 24th, 2008 by 15

With just a week left before we enter a new year, we would like to take a few minutes to outline our achievements in 2008. …

With just a week left before we enter a new year, we would like to take a few minutes to outline our achievements in 2008. With your help and your support, BMWBlog has reached new milestones in 2008. Back in February, we went through a major and important phase: the old edBMW Blog has become www.bmwblog.com. A new name, a new identity and higher expectations.

With the help of our great team here – which I will outline in a second – since February, we have written 1, 096 articles which received over 7,000 comments. We believe these numbers are impressive and were achieved by a small team that dedicated their time in researching and writing about our favorite brand: BMW.

Also in February, we started our journey with around 300 RSS subscribers and within 10 months, we have 3,025 readers that chose to receive our articles through the RSS Feed or by email. Again, very proud of this achievement as well and I would like to thank you again for reading our blog.

Reaching all these milestones throughout the year, gave us more strength and motivated us in overachieving our goals, and you, our readers, played a major role in this. All the comments that you have left on our articles, all the emails that we received with tips, questions or concerns, were and are greatly appreciated. I have done my best to answer all of you, but if I have forgotten to do so or replied with a delay, I apologize, hopefully in 2009, I will organize my time even better.

And to go back to the great team here at BMWBlog, a team which volunteered to write for us and contribute to the growth of our blog, I can only say great things about them and I consider all of you my friends.

So, in no particular order: Josh, Andrew Murphy, Benny, Al, Carversation, Giom, Andrew Mrozinski., Jake, Jason, Mike D., Stefan, Mauro.  You guys are great. Period.

Last but not least, I would like to take a moment of your time to officially thank some of our most loyal readers, you guys through your comments, have made this a better place, more entertaining, but most important, VERY informative. Thank you also for correcting our little mistakes that we have made sometimes and your feedback was always taken into consideration. 

So, from the top of my head: Lee, Jon H, Doug, Lance, Roffle Waffle, Mauro, Adood84, Auday, L1ndja, BMW Sales, Matski, Volan, Andys120, Artmic, Brookside, Gil, Bunker. Sorry if I missed someone, but these are just some names that I see daily in the comments section so it was easier to write them down. Everyone’s comments are greatly greatly appreciate it and I encourage you to comment even more. BMWBlog prides itself on offering a civilized place where constructive conversations are encouraged and embraced. 

Since I would like to keep this as short as possible, I will not get into the New Years resolutions, a topic which will be discussed on January 1st, so once again:

Thank you everyone and welcome to our BMW Blog!

  • Mauro Corti

    Thank you Horatiu!!!!! :) It’s a real pleasure to be a member of the BMWBlog team, and I’m sorry I can’t write as much as you or other contributors do, but university, family, life… they take so much time!!

    Anyway BMW has always been in my heart, I’ve the pleasure to drive one of these Cars, I’ve the pleasure to be part of this fantastic world, and within this world BMWBlog.com is like a landmark, the website you MUST see to get all the latest news on your favourite car maker, a place where you can speak freely to other people who share your passion for car.

    Well, all the words can’t say more than this 2: Thank You.

    See you tomorrow for Christmas greetings :)

  • The Lee

    It’s a great site, Horatiu. I’m glad to be a part of it in any way I can. Hopefully I can expand my role in the not-so-distant future (when I actually get 5 minutes to sit down by myself to write something half-assed decent).

    Since I’ve had a fellow “Lee” join up recently, I’m going to try something with my name. It’s purely out of ego and self-absorption.

  • The Lee

    Awwww, the text codes don’t work for user names. :(

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @The Lee: :) So now it’s The Lee hhahah nice. Thanks for the kind words and yes, still waiting for that knock out article :)

  • The Lee

    It was supposed to be The Lee, but it wouldn’t let me italicize it. :(

  • Jon H

    Horatiu, the accolates go to you. When i began reading this blog it was tiny, no ads, no vids, nothing special. youv really taken it to another level congrats! I hope to post something new soon but school is a major time consumer.

  • Gil

    Yay! Thank you for having this blog. Keeps me addicted to BMW… :)

  • Auday

    yep, regadless of my negative comments every now and then, I’ve been enjoying rading the site. thanks for the effort!

  • bunker

    Happy Holidays, y’all. Many thanks for all the great work, Horatiu. This is a great place to hang out. Peace and a great 2009 to everyone.

  • The Lee

    @bunker:
    Oh yeah, I forgot to wish everyone happy holidays/merry Christmas. Shop’s closed tomorrow and Friday, so I’ll likely be as far from a computer as possible until Monday.

    You guys be safe.

  • Simon

    Happy Christmas one and All.

    Love the blog, love the brand and waiting for the next mule or the next new thing to be seen here around Munich

    Happy Christmas

    Simon

  • Josh B

    Thank you very much Horatiu and the BMW blog team,
    This is a fantastic blog which is easy to read and constantly up to date.
    If it wasnt for you guys my knowledge wouldn’t be at the level i would like it to have been re BMW. Have a Happy New Year.

  • Giom

    Horatiu, thank you for the accknowledgement. This site has become my visit-a-few-times-a-day internet destination, cause there are so many updates so frequintly.

    I read a post on the Autocar.com site a few weeks ago that was titled: BMW, whats the point? That person should read this thread and realize that BMW is about people and passion… and the best drive of your life!

    To every one, a blessed Christmas and a safe holiday.

  • zOxta

    BMW’s greatest blog ever :)

  • Matski

    Woo-hoo thanks for the name check!

    This is rapidly becoming the only web log I ever read, plenty of facts, considered opinions, friendly webmasters.. what more do you need? oh yes.. LOTS OF BMW’s :) and BMWBlog satisfies my addiction on that front too…

    Thanks for all the hard work guys, it is appreciated.

    Matt

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