Thursday, July 26, 2012

Batting 1,000

Last week, Nautical Sites Media hit another milestone when I posted the thousandth article on the Daily Boater.
One thousand.

As I mentioned in my last post here, I couldn't do it alone. In fact, number 1,000 turned out to be a guest post by Carolyn Shearlock.  But whoa - 1,000 seems like a whole lot of articles about boating for what I still consider to be a young publication.

I hope people are enjoying the content and keep coming back for more.

Speaking of the Daily Boater, advertisers have started signing up for a new program called the weekly Marine Product Review. This is a program I started in partnership with Mark Sutton of in which we review a nautical product each Wednesday, and make sure that the product being reviewed gets as much publicity as we can muster across our mutual sites and social media accounts. This is the only paid, advertorial content on the Daily Boater, and to keep the quality high we reserve the right to turn away advertisers whose products we don't want to review.

More information for potential advertisers can be found here, and the first few reviews we've done so far can be found here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Just a quick note to say Happy 4th of July to all our fellow Americans.

It also happens to be the anniversary of the Daily Boater, born on the Fourth of July in 2006. Wow - hard to believe we've been turning out articles about boating almost every day for six full years.

I couldn't do it alone, and I probably don't say this enough - Thank You to the many great contributors over the years that made the Daily Boater what it is today, including Vincent Pica of Atlantic Maritime Academy, Mark Sutton of Marine Product Reviews, Carolyn Shearlock of The Boat Galley, Sean McQuilken, Captain John Jamieson of to name a few. Your articles have helped visitors to the site grow by 300% over the past two years. Thanks for all you do!