THANK YOU! Three million page views and first 100 days as a self-hosted blog!

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The current website design of The Filipino Scribe

This is a post I should have made two days ago, but heck, what difference does it make? 😉

Last August 1, The Filipino Scribe has already reached the 3,000,000 total page views milestone. TFS first went online last March 31, 2011, which means it’s been around for 40 months now. On average, TFS now gets 70,000 views per month.

Although my blog has been receiving that much traffic since 2012 and 2013, I wasn’t able to capitalize on its popularity financially because during those years, TFS isn’t a self-hosted site yet.

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The current website design of The Filipino Scribe

I began seriously considering doing the upgrade last January although I was only able to accomplish the transition last April 20.

It’s been over 100 days since that transition and I can say that I am satisfied with the results. Despite initial hiccups (failed redirects, missing comments, etc.), the upgrade is now an unqualified success.

TFS now has a better web design as well as its own logo (created by Kenneth Surillo os KenZeroArt). Although the quality and frequency of posts has remained as before, TFS can now be described as a commercial blog.

I say that because TFS now run ads courtesy of Google Adsense, Infolinks, and Nuffnang. Rest assured, the presence of these ads does not in any way affect TFS’ content.

I want to thank all readers who helped TFS reach all these milestones. This blog won’t be as successful as it is now if not for your continued support.

Please pardon me if this post sounds like pure gloating. LOL. 🙂

PS:  The Filipino Scribe is proud to be selected as one of the online media partners of Johnnie Walker for its latest ad campaign starring Hollywood megastar Jude Law. Watch the video here.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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