How Instablogs Is Tackling The Recession

I’m one of those people who think that a recession should be viewed as an opportunity to build, rather than being dreaded and met with downsizing. When times are hard, build on a budget. I’m happy to learn that Instablogs are doing just that, and CEO Ankit Maheshwari is open about it in a blog post on how they’re dealing with the financial climate. You should read it, both for the insight into Instablogs, and to give you some ideas on what you can do to continue your momentum during hard times. They obviously have:

Today we have over 50,000 registered members, 600 Citizen Journalists, 75 bloggers, 15 country editors, full time staff of over 40 people in 15 different countries and readership of around 6 million pageviews per month.

Other tidbits from the post include increased pageviews, and how they’ve been able to use the recession to get more perks or save money when negotiating contracts.

Instablogs Club Launches


Citizen journalism focused blog network Instablogs has opened up their network to independent blogs, as CEO Ankit Maheshwari said they would in a BloggerTalks interview. They’re calling it the Instablogs Club, with benefits for bloggers including traffic and revenues.

Ankit said the following in a press release:

“The Instablogs Club consists of those who host and maintain independent blogs and would like to avail our platform and showcase their content to millions of Instablogs readers each month. Our aim is to showcase the best blogs on a variety of topics and help bloggers get more exposure”

Check it out for yourself. You’ll need an Instablogs account, which is free.