SportsCollectorsDaily.com celebrated it’s four-month anniversary (didn’t you hate it when your girlfriend said that kind of stuff?) by posting our 500th story.
We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we launched this site right around July 1 but we knew there was enough going on in and around the sports card and memorabilia hobby to support a daily news site. We didn’t realize quite how much work there would be to put it all together but we were right about the material.
The great thing is that we’ve now built a "library" of stories that remain available. You can read them by topic through the "More Stories" tab. Or, you can search for them. Our database holds every story that we’ve posted–except a few that have been permanently archived. It’s a veritable "library" of hobby stories & information available 24 hours a day, seven days a week–right on your desktop.
Hopefully you enjoy the original content and the stories we link to in the mainstream media. There is a lot out there. Most of the time. We face the problem every news organization in the world does in that one day there’s a lot going on and the next it’s pretty quiet. Yet we’ve managed to reach our original, stated goal of bringing your at least four fresh stories each Monday through Friday morning. I’m glad to report most days it’s been more than that..with a bonus or two some weekends when a major auction closes or there is breaking news.
We also offer the unique opportunity for readers to "comment" immediately on any story that appears on the site. If you’re not taking advantage of that opportunity to interact with other collectors, you might want to give it a shot.
We’ve gotten some nice attention in the mainstream media ourselves. Several newspapers and even a TV station or two have picked up the stories we’ve run. We now have over 250 inbound links to SportsCollectorsDaily.com. Thousands of you have bookmarked our site and October was our busiest month yet for page views. We’ll pass 2 million "hits" this week and already have hundreds of thousands of page views. No website can ever have "enough" visitors though, so if you have friends on-line, please spread the word.
So what’s next? Plenty. We’ll continue to do what we’ve always done–bring you cool news. We’ll be offering more of that–some through our relationship with GameUsedUniverse.com and the experts there. We’re always looking for new writers (and we’re paying–a little), so drop us a note if you think you have what it takes to contribute.
You’ll see some more great companies coming aboard as advertisers this week with links to their sites (we have room for more). And…..a very, very neat feature is about to be added to SportsCollectorsDaily that will make you want to visit each and every day for the research and knowledge it will provide. We’ll save the details for when we’re ready to unveil it with our corporate partner, but you’ll like it.
Thanks for your support so far. Drop us a note and let us know how we’re doing. Four months. Might be time to take that nap.