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  Posted December 23rd, 2012 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

4th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

May Peace and Goodwill be your gift at Christmas!
And May God shower you with blessings all the New Year through

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all cyclists!!

About Zdenko’s Corner
Keeping track of my 700+ blogs and stories, emailing my contributors, designing graphics, editing stories and answering emails/comments from my growing readership of 20,000+ monthly loyal fans – while at the same time maintaining regular job, family and bike riding, it’s sometimes too easy to get stuck in the trenches. So as I am approaching “Zdenko’s Corner” 4th birthday, this is a great time to up-periscope and take stock of just where the heck am I, how far I’ve come, and where I’m headed with this blog site.

Cycling is Zdenko’s passion!

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Constant growth in number of visitors and pages on Zdenko’s Corner

2012 – Awstats produces visual statistics about visitors on my site.

This will be an awesome year at Zdenko’s Corner – I promise to bring you more of the content you won’t find on other sites – and if you see me somewhere, please say hello or at least leave a comment after reading and viewing my blogs.

I’m going to continue to use my site for travel blogging, writing about sport of cycling (my passion), and writing about my family and my heritage. This will include memories about my home town Zagreb and Croatia – country where I was born. This is fun for me, like biking. I take it seriously, but it’s still fun, and for me fun usually means dumb, so I can’t guarantee that anything here will actually be worth reading. I can promise to ramble, preach, moan, whine, comment, brag for no apparent reason, and normally not say anything of too much importance. So yeah, hope you enjoy and THANKS for reading.

Zdenko in Meksico

Milestones – Some Highlights of Zdenko’s Corner

• January 2009 – Zdenko’s Corner Launches

• April 2009 – For the first time reached more than 1,000 monthly visitors.

• December 2009 – After slow but steady traffic growth, readership reaches 5,000 monthly visitors and almost 200 published blogs.

• January 2010 – Site was split between Canadian (English) and Croatian blogs.

• September 2010 – Number of monthly visitors went over 10,000.

• December 2010 – Site continues to gain on popularity and by the end of the year I have record number of monthly visitors: more than 17,000 for two months in a row. I have published total of 378 blogs so far.

• January 2011 – Google AdSense was implemented as a first step to commercialize the site. In addition links to Facebook and other social sites were added to every blog, for visitors to select “Like” button and share the blog with others.

• January 2011 – Implemented Translator application on both web sites for more international audience.

• April 2011 – Commercial Ads were added to the header on the main page(s).

• April 2011 – Photo slide show of “Daily Distractions” Gallery was added to the main page on English side.

• May 2011 – Gotta comment? Was added to each blog template.

• May 2011 – Contact tab was expanded with information how to become a sponsor and RSS feeds.

• May 2011 – Set up the daily distractions box on the Croatian side.

• December 2011 – Site continues to gain on popularity and by the end of this year I have record number of monthly visitors: more than 22,000 for several months in a row. I have published total of 378 blogs so far. Remember: this is still a one man operation!

• December 2012 – No new changes, just some new sponsors and more blogs!!

Zdenko with his wife Vera; his biggest support!

We both wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New year!

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