Two Years of Motorcycle Blogging!

I started this blog on January 1st, 2008. This past weekend marks our 2nd Anniversary! It was quite a year for us full of highs and lows but everything related to this online experience has been awesome. It was a great honor to be asked to write for East Coast Biker in March. It made me feel like a legitimate motorcycle journalist. It was an even bigger honor to be asked by Harley-Davidson to attend their 2010 Product Launch party in October along with reporters from main stream media including the Wallstreet Journal and Maxim magazine. Following our write up of that experience we received 1,200 hits in one day with a little help from Harley-Davidson’s Twitter account. They actually Twitted us twice in October; once for a safety tip article called Watch Those Wheels. That got us almost to 7,500 visitors for October. We received 6,701 visitors this past month without any special help. Our online store was extremely successful thanks to our 12 Volt Power Port catching on as a simple way to hook up a GPS unit to your motorcycle.

In November I experimented with adding adult content to our blog but decided it wasn’t inline with our goals for Road Captain USA. The Babe Page was eliminated within its first thirty days of inception. I did however add some new catagories in the fall that are here to stay. One of them is Tuesdays Tip where I write an informative safety tip article and publish it on a Tuesday.

Moving into 2010 I am excited to announce that I will be writing for the Examiner covering the topic of motorcycle travel for the Wilmington, DE edition. More information on how you too can become an Examiner in the near future. I am also excited to announce I have started writing a book that will be a motorcycle riders resource book for riders in Delaware. I started this project with enthusiasm one night and then dropped it like a bad habit. I guess it seemed kind of cold when compared to the interactive experience of writing online. I’ll have to get back to it but it might take me longer to write this book than originally anticipated.

I’m looking forward to some awesome experiences in 2010! I am currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2010 State Rally Comittee for the Delaware and Maryland State HOG Rally. I will continue to serve First State HOG as the Director, Road Captain and Webmaster. Glimmerman has planned a trip for First State to Niagra Falls which should be one heck of an adventure. I can’t wait to ride my motorcycle to another country with my fellow First Staters!

Please keep coming to our blog. Diana and I love to read your comments, so if you are lurking you need to start letting us know you are there. We appreciate the feedback and support from those of you who do leave comments. Let us know if there are topics you would like us to write about or events we should cover.

Remember: Ride and Have Fun!

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8 Responses to “Two Years of Motorcycle Blogging!”

  1. Congrats on everything. I started my Motorcycle Philosophy blog in January 2008 as well, but am only seeing 3,000 unique visitors per 30 day period. Good luck on the Examiner job, and here’s to another good year.

  2. Thanks Steve, you were right when you told me two years ago that the best way to increase visitors was to write as often as possible… everyday if you can. The more we post, the better we do.

  3. Jay,
    As a Road Captain for a Red Knights Chapter, I find your site informative and I find many articles that I can really relate to. I met you at a show last year and have followed your blogging ever since that time. Keep the articles coming. I wish you the best of luck in the future and hope to be able to meet up with you again. I will also be in Niagara this August for an International Red Knights Convention. Keep praying for warmer weather. This winter is killing me with not being able to get out for my “stress release” rides. I average about 9,000 miles of riding per year and really miss it during this time of year. Wishing for an early Spring!!

  4. Thanks Mike, that makes my day to know that there really are Road captains out there that find our blog helpful. I hope we bump into each other again some day soon. Please come back and comment again.

  5. Jay,

    Congratulations on completing your second year of blogging. You seem to really be hitting your stride and building on each success. Here’s to much more success in 2010!


  6. Thanks Doug! Hope I live long enough and healthy enough to see forty on two and can keep writing about it.

  7. Congrats! R/C and company always has a soft spot on my mattress…well, you know what I meant. You had an idea and pursued it…respect is yours where it is most deserved. Keep on.

  8. jg.

    are you kiddin me? this is one great site. Huzzaaahhhs to you being able to express the excitement and thrill of riding. don’t stop…

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