Road Reality is One Year Old Today!

It’s been a great first year for Road Reality, so I’d like to take a minute or three to share some of the highlights of the past year.  At the same time, I’d like to thank you, my readers, for your continued input, suggestions, and of course questions.  Without you, it wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding to run this site!

Review of the 2010 Ford F-150

In the past year, I’ve moved the site from its original WordPress location to a paid hosting provider, reviewed several vehicles and test drove a bunch more, received a ton of email from readers, and with MaximumPhil’s own Owner’s Log entries, the Road Reality community is growing!  If you’d like to join the Owner’s Log program, please contact me.

2011 Ford Mustang GT's 5.0-Liter V8

I’ve managed to put up one or more posts on almost every weekday since November 9th, 2009, for a grand total of 313 posts in 22 Categories, and used 1,144 Tags to make the posts easily searchable.

Over the last year, there were a lot of popular posts, but the Top 10 are the following, in order:

1. Review: 2010 Ford F-150
2. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee tackles the Rubicon
3. Finally Official: 2011 Mustang GT to sport 5.0-liter V8
4. New-Car Pricing and Engine: 2011 BMW 740i and 740li
5. Green with Envy: 2010 Camaro Synergy Special Edition
6. Review: 2010 Nissan Maxima SV w/Premium and Tech Packages
7. Review: 2010 Chrysler 300 Touring
8. Lexus announces the 2011 ES 350
9. The Safest Cars in America: IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2010
10. 2011 Mustang V6: Motor Trend is taken for a ride

Other highlights and fun stats from our inaugural year:

  1. The Road Reality YouTube channel, which has seen almost 80,000 views of its 32 videos
  2. A Road Reality Facebook page, with 43 fans
  3. 327 Tweets on the Road Reality Twitter Page, with 61 followers and 2 listers
  4. An image count of 1,412 – an average of 4 new pictures on the site each day

Things to look forward to in the coming year:

  1. Continuing coverage of the American Automotive Industry, including both domestic and foreign makes
  2. Reviews of new cars
  3. Pictures and specifications on upcoming cars
  4. Safety recalls
  5. More Reader Polls

Thanks again for your continued readership, and I look forward to building the Road Reality site and community over the coming years!

by John Suit

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