I am now planning Solo Traveler for 2014.
Yes, I’m working on a business plan. It sounds very non-blog-like, doesn’t it. But, in fact, Solo Traveler has expanded far past just a personal blog.
To be authentic, Tracey and I must stay true to our own interests but we believe that we can plan to serve yours as well. To do so, we must know what they are.
Last month I ran my annual Reader Survey. 262 of you kindly invested your time to share your view of travel and what Solo Traveler can do for you. The information gathered, as always, reveals some interesting points about who is reading Solo Traveler, how you travel and what you need. It helps me understand how to plan for 2014.
On a side note I should tell you that Solo Traveler continues to enjoy dramatic growth. Since the 2012 survey taken in October last year, the number of people visiting the site every month has grown by more than a third to 40,000+. Facebook members have increased by more than 150% to 16,700+. Twitter followers have grown by almost 25% and our Newsletter subscriber base has grown by almost 200% to over 6,000!! And we now have solo travelers following us on Pinterest and Google+ as well.
Thank you to our growing community of strong, confident, interested and curious solo travelers!
And now, here are the results.