My favorite Lebanese aggregator [LebaneseBlogs] just released its stats for 2014 and sorted them into five different top lists:
Lebanon’s 20 Most Shared posts on Facebook.
Lebanon’s 20 most shared posts on Twitter.
Lebanon’s most viral blogger.
Lebanon’s most prolific blogger.
Lebanon’s blog of the year.
BlogBaladi was featured in three of five categories and I got named Lebanon’s most prolific blogger with over 1500 posts last year. The blog also got an honorary mention as the one with the highest number of #1 posts in 2014. The great thing about these lists is that they are based on hard data and you could learn a lot from them. For instance, even though I got the highest number of #1 posts (not sure how many), the blog’s virality percentage is around 22% probably because I tend to post a lot and within minutes. Similarly, I’ve always underestimated Facebook’s importance until mid this year and started investing more time on it.
All in all, it’s very hard to compare blogs between each other but these stats are the closest thing we have to an objective review so I will make use of them to improve things and wipe all the awards next year hopefully 😀
Check out all the lists [Here].
Thanks Mustapha for the effort and honorary mention and congrats for all the winners!
We will be switching servers and doing some changes in the next couple of days, so if you notice any weird things it’s probably cause of that. Hopefully we won’t be facing any major issues and things will run smooth
Update: Maintenance complete.
Mobile version of BlogBaladi.com is now enabled. This will allow users to load the blog faster on their smartphones and surf more easily on any mobile browser.
Suggestions are more than welcome.
I finally created a fan page for BlogBaladi on Facebook. It will be updated daily with Blog posts and some other non-Blog material that we feel like sharing.
Feel free to join in [Here].
Search for Lebanese Blog on Google and BlogBaladi shows up on top. That doesn’t mean it’s the #1 blog but it’s pretty cool. [BlogBaladi]
CNN just released their “Ten must-read blogs from the Middle East” and both Maya and I have made the list! That’s pretty cool, check out the article [Here]
BlogBaladi has officially turned 1! We turned one actually over a week ago but I didn’t think to check our launch date until Danielle posted about her blog turning one a few days back.
In order to thank our readers for coming here and reading what we have to say day after day, we decided to giveaway a pair of amazing Skullcandy GI Shoe Blue Headphones in collaboration with the cool people from Skullcandy Levant. Here is a link to their very active Facebook page [Link]
How do you win this awesome headphone?
You simply need to wish us a happy birthday either on your blog, twitter or even Facebook. Then just leave a comment below with a link to your greeting.
The post will be closed on March 18th and the winner will be announced on the same day.
Special thanks to the incredibly talented Maya Zankoul for the awesome Rass el Abed, aka Tarboush cake!
BlogBaladi was featured in the latest issue of Crepaway’s magazine, Hangout. The magazine is available at their branches but here is a scan of the interview [Link]
Thank you Crepaway for featuring us in your magazine.
My brother made me this little podium for my birthday with BlogBaladi as #1 ahead of Facebook and YouTube. I thought it was cute so I am sharing it.
BlogBaladi featured in the Communicate Levant Edition Magazine in its February 2010 edition. This is the second time we are mentioned in the Blogosphere section of the magazine.