I started this blog in the second half of 2008 and I intend on posting nearly every day until the tips run out. I have about 2 more years of tips written down and more are being sent to me by you every day. There’s no end in sight. This blog is getting thousands of unique hits a day which I think is outstanding growth. Thanks for making it a short part of your day (on top of the dozen other cycling websites that you follow). I’m not trying to compete with cyclingnews.com or velonews.com, nor do I want to offer and coaching services or sell you anything. What I post on this blog is intended to point out some of the obvious and subtle aspects of cycling and racing and I try to cut to the chase so you only get the information you need. I try to keep these tips brief and under 2 minutes to read so it won’t take up any more of your time than it needs to.
You might ask why I do this. Well it’s fun! It’s fun having people come up to me in a group ride and giving me ideas for tips to post. It’s fun keeping my eyes open and discovering some quirky way a rider is doing something and thinking "hey – that’s a great tip!" I figure that if the tips are interesting and high quality I can perhaps make some money at it one day (like if you order you Probikekit stuff via the top right link!). Who knows. It’s unlikely that I’ll quit my day job though.
There are many ways of promoting your blog. Most bloggers will go and comment on other bloggers postings to get a linkback and therefore increase in their hits and search rankings. I’ve done this a few times and it sometimes gets amazing results. However, I don’t have the time to play that game (unless it’s sincere) and would simply like to rely on honest word of mouth to increase the traffic. I trust that if I do an exceptional job at this then everything else will fall into place. If you enjoy what you’re reading, then please feel free to tell someone about it. The more people that follow this site, the more people that will contribute their cycling tips.
Thanks for reading and all my best in 2009.