Filipino Historian: Midyear Update

The leading Filipino history blog
"Hito wa dare mo hashiritsuzukeru, goru wa mada mienai. Kyou no tsugi ni nani ga aru? Asu no saki ni nani ga aru?"
(from Runner)

This is the blog's update for June 2017, and the 26th update article published. As this history blog enters its fifth year in service in 2017, a new name was adopted: Filipino Historian. There is nothing to worry, because the mission stays the same: bringing history to the Philippines and the world. The name change was initiated in January 2017, which came with the website renovation and a new logo. It has been a while since an update is published, but do remember that these articles are for all the readers who love and support the Filipino Historian and the work done in these past years.

Progress as of April 15, 2017
One Million in 2018
As we reached our fourth year in service, this history blog has made a clear vision in the next few years: reach a million people by 2018. As of December 31, 2016, we had 250,000 impressions in social media. As of May 31, 2017, we have reached 450,000 people! The target for the year 2017 is 500,000 impressions. Of course, the goal may seem a long shot at this point, but each and every one must receive utmost thanks for their continuing patronage.

Readership
In our fourth year anniversary last December 15, this history blog topped off 50,000 reads. It was projected then that 75,000 views will be achieved in 2017, and 100,000 views in 2018. However, as of June 2, 2017, this blog has registered more than 85,000 views. The record exceeded expectations for the year as May 2017 became the most popular month (that is, the month having the most views) for the blog to date.

New name, new logo
It portrays the site's initials
Blogger Network
As of May 29, 2017, the Filipino Historian was included as a member of the blogger network of the Philippine Daily Inquirer called ThINQ. You can access the full report here.

Rising Star among Filipino blogs
As of May 2017, the blog has achieved its highest rank in Top Blogs Philippines, a ranking website with some 5,000 blogs in its directory. From 28th in April 2017 (also recorded in September 2015), the Filipino Historian rose to the 5th spot this month. Also, the blog has been ranked in the Top 1% of live websites again, as confirmed by the ranking website Alexa. It was also ranked nationally (the Philippines) for the first time since 2015.

Worldwide coverage
On June 1, 2015, after recognizing the fact that it was read in 35 nations worldwide since February, the author gave the title International to the blog. To date, this history blog is read in more than 85 nations other than the Philippines. Outside the Philippines, the most reads come from the United States (17.1%), Russia (2.9%), Saudi Arabia (1.7%), Canada (1.7%), and the United Arab Emirates (1.1%). Meanwhile, in terms of social media, most followers other than the Philippines come from the United States (3.8%), Saudi Arabia (1.3%), United Arab Emirates (0.8%), Canada (0.8%), and India (0.7%). The Philippines contributes 61.0% of the total views (up from 59.1%) and 86.1% of the followers (down from 89.5%) of this blog.

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The followers and readers of this emerging blog are thanked for by its humbled author. A single author sitting somewhere in the archipelago to write may seem unable to do much, but we made a great team and have come so far to become the premier history blog in the country. Let us continue bringing history to the people. Today, the nation. Tomorrow, the world.

Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?
(Ecclesiastes 8:7)