Aug 31 2009
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.