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Take the Baha’i Blog Survey and tell us what you think!

yuong stylish hipster man using tabletHello Baha’i Blog readers!

We’ve been online now for over three years and we’d really like to hear from you to get your thoughts and feedback on the blog.

So far we’ve published 340 posts and have readership in 226 countries and territories and we’re growing every day! We really appreciate all your support and it would mean a lot to us if you would participate in a short survey we’ve put together.

The survey is completely confidential and after we have anonymized all responses we will post a short summary of the results, as we’re sure you will all be interested in the insights it offers!


NOTE: The Survey has now closed but feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section below or by emailing us at: editor@bahaiblog.net

A big thankyou to everyone who participated in this survey!


Baha’i Blog Turns 3 and the Top 10 Articles of the Year are…

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Baha’i Blog is celebrating its third year of blogging about ‘everything Baha’i’, and we’d like to say a very special THANK YOU to everyone for your constant support and encouragement over the last few years!

Baha’i Blog’s popularity has continued to soar, and although we’re an English language blog, our readership has truly been global, as we continue to get tons of great feedback and encouragement from people all over the world with more-and-more people getting engaged with the site and finding Baha’i Blog a great resource. (In fact, we’re being read in 193 countries out of the 196 that exist in the world – so that ain’t bad!)

We’ve also just redesigned Baha’i Blog making it mobile and tablet friendly, and there’s an awesome new video section as well, so be sure to check that out!

Over the last three years Baha’i Blog has served up nearly 300 awesome articles (296 to be exact), and every year on Baha’i Blog’s birthday we showcase the top 10 blog posts of the year, so without further ado, we’re happy to count down to you our 10 most popular posts of the year: Continue reading

Baha’i Blog Turns Two! …and Our Top 10 Posts of the Year are…

Baha’i Blog has just turned two years old (Yippee!) and the team at Baha’i Blog would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone from around the world for their wonderful and continued support!

Over the last year Baha’i Blog has continued to soar – in fact, with thousands of readers located in 193 countries (we’ve literally had over 100,000 unique visitors!), we’ve been doubling our numbers in every way!

Our Calendar of Events and the Resource Directory also continue to grow, with users adding more and more content every week!

Our Facebook page followers and Mailing List subscribers have also more than doubled, so if you haven’t done so already, follow us on Facebook and join our mailing list if you want to be notified when we post something new.

So far we’ve published 193 original posts written by dozens of authors, and these posts continue to cover a wide variety of topics relating to the Baha’i Faith. We’re also always looking for good writers, so if you’re interested in writing for us, you can find out more about how you can write for us here.

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Baha’i Blog: Writers Wanted

Over the past 18 months, Baha’i Blog has grown, with people from all parts of the world reading and contributing to the blog. And now, we’re looking for new contributors and writers to join our team!

Whether you’re a seasoned wordsmith or an inexperienced newbie, we would love to have you on board, so if you’re interested in trying your hand at Baha’i blogging then we’d love to hear from you.

We’ve also managed to get some funding (limited, however, as we run as a not-for-profit!) so once you’ve had your first article published on Baha’i Blog, you will be eligible to receive US$60 for each additional post of yours that gets published on the blog.

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What’s New at Baha’i Blog’s Directory and Calendar

Hi Baha’i Bog readers! My name is Roya and I just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know that I’m the new team member who’s looking after the Baha’i Blog Directory and Calender.

The Baha’i Blog Directory is where you can find a whole bunch of Baha’i resources! There’s everything from websites to music, iPhone Apps to apparel, books to Baha’i inspired organizations.  We’re always looking for more great Baha’i resources to share with our audience, so if you know of any we don’t yet have, please let us know! Continue reading

Baha’i Blog Turns One!

Baha’i Blog has just turned one, and we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone from around the world for their wonderful and continued support during our first year!

It’s been an exciting year for Baha’i Blog, as we’ve had over 60,000 visits from 191 different countries (out of 195 in the world) so that’s pretty AWESOME!

The top countries were mostly the English speaking ones (this blog is in English after all!) but places like Malaysia, Germany and Romania were in the top 20!

Some 16,000 visits came from Google with people searching for things like “bahai test and difficulties”, “2011 baha’i conference”, “bahai jewelry” and “baha’i music”.

Our biggest source of traffic however was our Facebook page, which makes sense since we have almost 1,800 followers there now! Twitter also sent a couple thousand visits, and blogs like bahaithought.com and designthefaith.com also sent over some small doses of traffic.

Over 600 people stopped in to read our page on “What is the Baha’i Faith“. Over 5000 visited the directory and calendar facilities, where we’ve added 110 items to our Resource Directory and 28 events to our Calendar of Events, and our mailing list reaches over 430 people so far, so sign on if you want to be notified of our new posts.

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We Have A Winner!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Janet, the winner of Baha’i Blog’s 1000 Facebook Followers Giveaway!

(The winner for this competition was picked using the Random Number Generator on www.random.org)

Janet is the winner of some awesome albums from Andy Grammer, Luke Slott, Tahereh Etehad and MANA. (Janet, we’ll be in touch shortly with more information on how to collect your prize!)

Thanks to everyone else for all the comments, “Like”s and for sharing the link with your friends. We’ve really appreciated all the kind words of support and encouragement, as well as the useful feedback, which we’ve been getting from so many readers over the past week!

We wish we could give prizes to everyone who commented and responded, but stay tuned for more exciting developments and giveaways over the next few months.

Baha’i Blog was started as an online resource for Baha’is and friends of the Faith, as well as to support Baha’i blogging efforts. We’ve come a long way in just six months thanks to the support and encouragement of our readers and contributors.

Please remember to share your thoughts with us in the comments and “Like” our articles if, well… you like them! Our writers work tirelessly and a little interaction, encouragement and support is always tremendously appreciated!

Also, do remember to share the blog and its articles with your friends and encourage them to follow us on Baha’i Blog’s Facebook page for regular updates, or sign up to our Mailing List. The more readers we have, the more effective Baha’i Blog is as a tool for connecting Baha’is from all over the world and for acting as a one-stop resource for all things Baha’i. It’s as simple as that!

Once again, a HUGE thanks for the fantastic response and constant support. Stay tuned for more!

Our 1,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway!

Baha’i Blog now has 1,000 fans on Facebook! We’d like to thank our amazing readers for their support and so we’re celebrating this milestone with some awesome music give-aways.

The Facebook Page is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest Baha’i Blog posts. In addition, we also link to news articles, events and other happenings of interest to Baha’is around the world at least once every 24 hours!

All you have to do is “Like” the page to receive all our updates!

And if you’re not a Facebook user, just sign up to our mailing list and you’ll receive an email every time we post a new Baha’i Blog article. It’s that simple!

 

Want to win four awesome Baha’i CDs? Keep reading…

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Six Months of Baha’i Blog: Your Favourite Posts Are….

Having just passed the six-month milestone just days ago, we’ve decided that it’s time for another round-up of Baha’i Blog’s top 10 posts in the past three months! Before we get around to your favourite posts so far, here are some interesting stats of where we’re at.

As of now, we have:

  • 43,195 pageviews to date
  • 970 followers on Facebook (and we’re gonna be doing something pretty cool when we hit 1000 – stay tuned to find out more!)
  • readers from 171 countries out of the world’s 196 (up from 129 countries just three months ago)!

The top 10 posts on Baha’i Blog based on our stats were….

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Three Months of Baha’i Blogging!

It’s been three months since Baha’i Blog’s official relaunch and what an amazing three months it has been! We’ve really grown rapidly in a short span of time, thanks to the amazing support of our lovely readers who have given us constant encouragement, some really great feedback and have spread the word by following us on Facebook and telling friends about us.

Everyone at Baha’i Blog is really excited about being involved with the larger efforts to encourage blogging among Baha’is. It’s been incredibly heartening to see the Baha’i Blog team start to grow from just 5 people in Melbourne, Australia to a dynamic and international community of readers and contributors from all over the world!

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