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.
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.