by John Boch
Guns Save Life has been online in our current blog form for about fifteen months now and we continue to grow.
Personally, I’ve always worked hard to grow and improve.
One of my favorite strategies is to identify someone doing things well and then work to do better than that.
In this case, my role model for GSL getting online was our sister gun rights group, the internet-based IllinoisCarry.com.
IllinoisCarry.com has been around for about eight or nine years now. They’ve got themselves an Illinois-centric forum along with a blog and other aspects of their website.
All in all, they run a pretty good operation over there and have had steady growth in both traffic and number of registered “members”. In the past five years, their members (who are also often overlapping members of more traditional gun rights groups like the NRA, ISRA, GSL, SCRA, and others) have done quite a bit of grunt work with the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day.
To their credit, many of these same people have also organized a series of community meetings promoting right-to-carry throughout the state, including in the heart of gun haters, Chicagoland.
Illinois Carry’s spokesman Valinda Rowe is a charismatic speaker and has won awards with her tireless activism for gun rights.
There are a lot of good people there and if forum participation is your thing, then I’d recommend heading over and signing up.
Anyway, as I mentioned, my goal when GSL started blogging a little over a year ago was for us to grow to where we had more traffic than our sister-group, Illinois Carry. They were (and continue) to do things well. My goal though was to someday surpass in terms of traffic.
To do this, we’ve had to elbow our way into a crowded field of gun rights groups on the web, along with the large number of gun blogs.
As they say over at The Truth About Guns, good content leads to good traffic.
Well, traffic has been good. We’ve eclipsed a lot of gun blogs that I’ve always looked up to as role-models in the world of blogging.
As for achieving my goal? That day has come as well.
Then again, we’ve had a pretty good 2014 already.
(As of midday January 2014).
So, congratulations to our contributors and thank you to our guests.
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