Calibre 11’s Second Anniversary

Break out the cupcakes and candles- today is the second anniversary of Calibre 11. Birthdays are always time for a little self-indulgence, so why should Calibre 11 be any different?

That first post from 16 July 2009 is here and I’m sure you’ll notice that I’m not quite as efficient with the word-count these days.

I took a look back over the traffic numbers for the first week, and it’s fair to say that things took a while to get going, with around 800 visitors in the first month, compared to almost 50,000 these days.

There have been more than 160 posts over the last two years and 1800 comments from readers. It’s hugely satisfying to see the number of comments that people post on each story- many thanks to everyone who has dropped by and taken the time to leave a few words.

So where to from here? Well, nothing has really changed from the first post where I wrote:

I’m not sure how the blog will evolve, so let’s see what happens

There was never a master-plan and still isn’t. But one way or the other, the website will keep changing.

One way of doing this may be to add other writers to the site, something that I’ve gotten a couple of inquiries about recently. If this is something that you’d like to do, feel free to get in touch and let’s see what might work. In particular, I’d love to have a “European correspondent”, as it’s getting harder for me to travel to the watch shows personally. It’s won’t all be glamour, but someone has to drag themselves to the Monaco Grand Prix, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Geneva TAG Heuer launches.

So thanks to everyone for the support and hope that you keep coming back for more.