Saturday, November 3, 2007
Today marks the first anniversary of my blogging adventure. I'd like to take a moment to thank our subscribers and frequent readers for their interest and support. It has been a lot of work, but the feed back from the public and my professional colleagues has made it really worthwhile. Web traffic analytics show that I'm being read in 103 countries globally and visitors click through and read an average of over 2 stories on each visit. I'm encouraged by that broad based, quality readership. Comitini.com soft launched on November 3rd, 2006 with this post. There were at the time just a few others written in the queue to test the process while the home page was out of public view. I formally announced the site in January of 2007, after I'd had a chance to write more content, and get blogging time worked into my routine. After a year, I feel like I'm just catching my stride now. It has been a busy one with my overall practice growing, including my largest exclusive to date.
"Seems Mr. Comitini's got himself one of these here blogs—hey, it's one of the better designed broker blogs we've yet come across. His disembodied head? Nice touch."
The site has been well received by the blogging and real estate communities. The blog has gotten us interest from the press and been cited on Curbed.com, SmartMoney.com, The New York Sun, and in Robb Report publications among many places. I've been included in the Carnival of Real Estate's weekly competition of the best blogging seven times over the past year (that's every time I've submitted). One of my articles is even being excerpted and included in the textbook for the NYS licensing exam New York Real Estate for Brokers by Marcia D. Spada. The "voice" here continues to develop, and I think that there is much room to improve and innovate.