Thanks, we’re doing OK
11th May 2009
The number of people reading PlanetSKI is, er, rocketing. Weâ€™ve had more people looking at the site this month than the whole of January and we’re just 1/3 of the way into May.
The first month of the year is the busiest time for ski web sites and already this month we have exceeded the number of people who looked at PlanetSKI in January.
Partly, if not mainly, it’s because we had a small number looking in January as we only started at the end of November. It was early days.
Now figures have shot up – we’re slightly staggered and rather pleased.
We’re not really into all this self-congratulatory back slapping rubbish, but some people have been asking how the site is doing and a few questioned why we were carrying on with a ski web site in the summer when most resorts have closed and people have stopped skiing.Well, you seem to like what we’re up to, where we’re going and the hits to the site keep going up.
We could soon be the only ski web site to have more people looking at it in the summer than the winter!
“Skiers and snowboarders want to find out what is happening in the mountains, in the ski world in general and just to be kept informed and entertained about what interests them,” maintains our content editor, James Cove, who is living in the Alps for much of the summer. “That’s what we are going to try to do here on PlanetSKI in the coming months – keep you informed, amused and entertained.”
We’ve also been looking at summer activities and other things that we reckon are just plain interesting. Then there’s the quirky too and of course skiing in the UK on the newly opened snow centre at Hemel Hempstead.
We now have our own Facebook page to go alongside out Facebook group that now has almost 300 members. Our PlanetSKi page on You Tube seems to be doing well too with the videos getting hundreds and hundreds of hits.
Apart from all the usual outdoor summer mountain activities we’re also going to be at a few music festivals.The classical music festival in Verbier, the Jazz festival in Montreux and the rock festival in Paleo which has the Kaiser Chiefs and Stereophonics headlining, amoungst others
On a technical level we should have an RSS feed of our news stories up by the end of the week too so do sign up for that and you’ll get all the headlines without having to look at the site.
If there’s a story that catches you eye then clcik on it and it will take you to further information on this site.
Thanks for looking – and do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you like and don’t like about the site. We still have loads of room for improvement.
For the spirit of the mountains.