500 posts on classicjalopy.com

The most recent post about the W126 cowl covers was the 500th post on this website.  I started the site in May of 2013 when I was doing a lot of work on my Citroen DS.   I had recently purchased the car and was fixing some of the problems with the car, installing a new radio and later re-upholstering it.   At that time I never thought it would still be going 7 years later and with over 500 posts.

At the time, I wasn’t really concerned with how many views I got as I really created the site more for my own records.  Some of these jobs take me quite a while to do, and it can be invaluable to go back and review some things that I have done before.   A great example was when I crashed the Citroen and took apart the rear of the car.   It was over a year before I had it back together and I am not sure I could have done it without the notes and photos I took for this website.

Some people prefer forums and social media, and while these have their advantages, I’ve seen too many times content lost as forums come and go.   Social media is very transient so try finding something from last week let alone 7 years ago.

Over that seven years, the site has now grown to average about 100 visitors per day.      I only installed stats a couple of years after I started the site, but the 10 most popular posts on the site have been:

Of my own cars, The Citroen DS wins hands down in terms of the number of posts that have featured work on the car.

As well as work I have done to my own cars, I have also featured countless photos from car shows and museums, as well as various events I have attended.   In addition, there are articles that cover random subjects I have researched.   In going back to look at some of the older content on the site to create this post, some of the earliest posts are quite cursory and have poor photos.   Quality has slowly improved over time and there is room to improve further as I evolve the site.   I would like to try some more with video, although this is quite time consuming.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read the content of this site, particularly those who are regular readers and leave comments.  Hopefully you’ll still be around after the next 500 posts.

500 posts

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