Aug 31 2009

A Milestone for the Poetry Chaikhana

Published by at 9:46 am under Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

When I first started the Poetry Chaikhana a little over five years ago, I had humble expectations. I remember thinking to myself, If at least 30 to 40 people follow it regularly, that will be enough.

Well, as of today, we have 5,000 people on the poetry email list! Wow!

And that’s all without marketing, ads, or exchanged links. Everyone has found his or her own way to the site, through your word of mouth and serendipitous web searches. That’s 5,000 unexpected, unique pathways to the Poetry Chaikhana.

We’ve managed to build quite a community, with people coming together from all over the world to appreciate these elevating, non-dogmatic expressions of the spirit. In fact, the web site has had visitors from more than 200 countries! If you’re curious which countries have shown the most interest, take a look at Around the World.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A Milestone for the Poetry Chaikhana”

  1. Beryl Singleton Bissellon 31 Aug 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Ivan. What wonderful news. Poetry Chaikhana brings blessing each time I read it.

  2. aparnaon 01 Sep 2009 at 9:53 pm

    <3 <3 <3

  3. Barbara Smith Stoffon 08 Sep 2009 at 8:16 am

    “….non-dogmatic expressions of the spirit…” wonderful way to put this!!!

    This (above) is so very inspiring and encouraging to me. Will write again soon.

    Thank you!

  4. Gloria Leeon 09 Sep 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Ivan, you are a wonder and deserve accolades for your long devotion to creating the Chaikhana website. Wow, 5,000 readers!! Now this adds to the enjoyment of the daily poems, just knowing so many others also like your inspiring and inspired choices. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous spirit.

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