I am really excited to announce that Engaged Marriage was recently selected as a Top Ten Marriage Blog in a contest hosted by Stu at The Marry Blogger. In fact, we were voted as the #1 Marriage Blog overall!
This ranking was based solely on the nominations that were submitted during the contest period. In total, 16 blogs were represented by more than 100 submissions. That means that you, the loyal and enthusiastic readers of Engaged Marriage, earned this accolade for our site. I will proudly display the Top Ten “badge” in the sidebar in honor of your continued support.
I am truly amazed by the strong show of support. I’m pretty sure that Engaged Marriage was the “youngest” blog represented. Yet, after only 3 1/2 months in existence, we have created a community here that is enthusiastic about spreading the message and mission of supporting Extraordinary Marriages…it’s simply awesome!
I would also like to encourage you to visit Stu’s site and see the entire Top Ten list. There are some fantastic sites included and many that I hope to collaborate with in the future. And please spend some time checking out The Marry Blogger. Stu has an awesome site and some excellent info to share with all of us!
While I am heaping praise on you all, I wanted to share some other milestones that we have reached recently. I have been really excited by the continued growth in readership. In the three-plus months since its inception, approximately 7,000 people have visited the site, and the best single day last week welcomed nearly 250 visitors.
It’s pretty incredible to realize that the site’s pages have been viewed nearly 15,000 times in the short time that it’s been around, and the majority of those were within the last month. I hope I can someday look back at this post with the same amazement as I feel now when I read my post celebrating our first 1,000 pageviews after about our first month.
If you like numbers, I have some more cool information to share about the members of our growing community:
I love numbers (I’m an engineer after all), and seeing the progress we are making in reaching a growing audience is certainly rewarding. However, what really makes all of the hard work I put into this blog worth it is the very real connection I’ve established with many of you.
Through our interactions in comments, private emails and various social media platforms, I really feel connected to a larger community of great people who share my belief in the idea of extraordinary marriages. And not only do you believe, but you are proactively pursuing it and helping myself and others along the way. That’s what this thing is all about!
If you wish to join us in building an enthusiastic and supportive community, I would kindly ask you to consider taking one of the following actions. They are all easily reversible if you decide this proactive and positive action thing is not for you, though I don’t suspect that will be a problem!
Once again, thank you for you incredible support & for being part of the Engaged Marriage community!
Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.