100th Post, Hundreds of Stories

For a mere four month’s DrinkNectar.com has been a labor of love for me. Birthed out of a desire to brand a future Spokane business the blog has morphed and grown into an extension of my passion for coffee and wine. While today may not match the longevity recently celebrated by a twitter friend and wine blogger @Lenndevours of the New York Cork Report (SIX YEARS!), it marks a small milestone for me – THIS IS THE 100TH POST OF DRINKNECTAR.COM.

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 Check out WA Merlot on WineLibrary

I love celebrating milestones and I’m a stat geek (I look at stats and numbers for my day job). In celebration of my 100th post, I’m excited to share that DrinkNectar.com is featured in today’s edition of the Spokesman Review. Food editor Lorie Hutson caught wind of the #WAMerlot Event and contacted me for an interview. More than half of all Spokane area wineries are involved and 70+ wineries across the state are hosting events (about 20% of all wineries featuring a Merlot). Up to 1000 people from all around the U.S. are expected to post tweets on Twitter as well. The economic impact from the event could reach $100,000, not to mention the brand impressions for wineries and the positive effect on future Merlot sales. The marketing cost: $0

If you’re here as a result of this week’s newspaper article, please take some time to click around. There are categories on the right side, check out the Spokane Wine Events and Winery Visits for great local info.

Stats to celebrate my 100th post!

  • DrinkNectar has been alive for 127 days
  • The 100 posts have received 900 comments and 25,000 page views
  • 100 wines have been reviewed – Corkd (also on Cellar Tracker)
  • Facebook fans are climbing and currently at 1150
  • Twitter followers are getting closer to 2000
  • DrinkNectar.com is the #1 wine and coffee information source in Spokane!

Aside from the #WAMerlot event, the thing that drives me to posting 100 posts in 127 days are the relationships I’ve developed on Twitter, Facebook and in the local wineries, wine bars, and coffee shops. Oh yeah – I’m still branding for that future business in Spokane, so keep your eyes and ears open.

drinknectar

Owner of Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane, WA. (@nectarwine) Publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine (@spowinemag), author, speaker, consultant and internet marketer with Nectar Media (@nectarmedia)

23 comments on “100th Post, Hundreds of Stories

  1. Ben Simons

    Congratulations on the milestone, and on the write up! Nobody I know is more deserving of the attention. You are a social media rockstar, and one of the coolest guys I’ve met in the wine community. Looking forward to meeting in person at WBC10!

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Ben, wow! Thanks. WBC10 is going to be a blast.

      Reply
  2. Joe

    Well done! Clearly, you’ve put a lot more work into all this than most of us “hobbyists”, and your stats prove the work has paid off. Good to know some friendly folks in the wine “hot spots” of the country.

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Joe,

      Thanks for the comment. As a fellow “hobbyist” with addictive tendencies. I tend to run a million miles per hour on everything I do. Sometimes I get distract…ooooohhh….look at that shiny thing…

      Where was I, oh, glad to know you too!

      Josh

      Reply
  3. Sip with Me!

    Congrats Josh, both on the news and your centennial post!! Your love of wine shows through in ever one! You’re an inspiration to wine bloggers—both in quality and quantity of posts. I’m excited to participate in #WAMerlot and who knows, #ORPinot might be just around the corner!

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Tamara, you are one of the ‘good people’ that I’ve enjoyed getting to know. Can’t wait to meet you and drink with you soon! #ORPinot would be a blast!

      Josh

      Reply
  4. Joshua S Sweeney

    Well done, Josh! You’ve created quite a following in a relatively short period of time. Congrats on making it into the paper, and, more importantly, drawing so much attention to Spokane’s wine and coffee scene. I’d probably typed the city name twice before I started following you on Twitter. Mission Accomplished.

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Maybe Spokane will eventually be known for Zags, Bing Crosby, the city that founded Father’s Day AND wine!

      Thanks for your support east coast Josh!

      Reply
  5. Chris

    Congrats Josh, you and I started about the same time and I just posted #49. I’m from the South though and do things slower, so that’s my excuse for half as many as you. I enjoy your reviews, particularly from Spokane, and look forward to getting up there one of these days.

    So many Washington wineries, so little time.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Thanks Chris…maybe you’ve just maintained the balance of the rest of your life ;)

      I’m sure we’ll meet someday! Thanks for your kind words.

      Josh

      Reply
  6. JJ

    Well deserved praise! You’re doing an awesome thing here Josh, and lots of people are taking notice.

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    1. drinknectar

      Thanks, JJ! Will you be heading to the tasting room for WAMerlot, or joining in from Seattle?

      Reply
  7. Suzie

    Awesome! Congrats and no doubt this will be a great event. I’m sad I can’t participate but I’ll be watching regardless and look forward to reading about it here!

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Suzie – Sad you can’t join in the fun. I’m sure we’ll get to drink together some day!

      Reply
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  9. Ed Thralls

    Nice work Josh… you keep me motivated.

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Ed, it’s people like you that drive me! I look at your site, writing, and effort and want to do more…my wife is a blogging widow right now…but she likes the wine!

      Reply
  10. Shannon Casey

    Job well done Josh, now the hard part is to keep it up while balancing that day job!

    Reply
    1. drinknectar

      Don’t I know it! I’m blessed with the job I have and the wife I have. Currently it’s 8pm and I’m wrapping up soem project work, responding to emails and tweeting.

      Reply
  11. Jennifer Thiefault

    Congratulations, Josh…and THANK YOU! Your fans wouldn’t keep coming back if you weren’t providing a great service in a fun way. Keep up the great work and call on this fan for help whenever needed.

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    1. drinknectar

      Jennifer, thank you so much for the comment and support! I always love to see fellow Spokane folks comment on the blog. I’ve enjoyed our networking and look forward to more events together.

      Reply

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