Today Marks 1 Year of The Metro Rail Guy
I can’t believe it, but today marks the 1st anniversary of The Metro Rail Guy! On July 11, 2015, I embarked on an epic journey that has allowed me to share unique updates on the progress of India’s metro systems. You’ve followed along as I wrote my first post, covered 25+ TBM breakthroughs (1st & last), covered the launch of new metro stretches in Delhi & Bangalore, shared some amazing images throughout the site, and much more. I started this blog to share what I know and what I love, and I’m so happy that you’ve been able to follow along for that journey.
TMRG in Numbers
Here’s a look at the past one year of The Metro Rail Guy in numbers:
- Seen nearly 950,000 page views with 3/4ths of that recorded in the last 6 months
- Grown my Twitter handle to more than 2700 followers
- Grown my LinkedIn profile to more than 3700 connections
- Grown my Facebook page to more than 6000 likes
- Watched my readers spend more than 31,700 hours on the site
- Featured twice (that I know of) in the media – on TOI and DNA
- Traveled on 3 new metro systems – in Athens, Paris and Miami
I love traveling – be it international, short-haul domestic or road trips over the weekend. Some of the updates you’ve seen were actually written from a hotel bed or drafted on a flight.
Support the Site
Blogging eats up a lot of my spare time and it’s not just writing, researching content or liaising with industry engineers & professionals. You have to do other things, like answering readers’ questions via e-mail & comments, promoting the site and trying to make sure the site runs smoothly.
When I first started, I was getting about 7 page views a day and most of them were just from me. Two months later it was 100x of that and it continues to grow to this day. It would have been very easy for me to just give up when I started out, but I always believed that my content compared to India’s major media houses was better researched, holistic and deserved more traffic, so I kept going.
Here are some things you can do:
- Tell other people about the site. The biggest Thank You you can give me is a recommendation – whether it is a personal recommendation, a link on social media or just sharing my links when relevant on different sites and social media platforms.
- Tell me about updates I miss. It’s difficult to cover each update out there, so if you see something that you think would fit on the site (e.g construction update, milestone, approval or notice inviting tenders), then drop me a message via the contact page to let me know!
The Metro Rail Guy has come a long way since it started, and I can’t thank you enough for your continued support and loyal readership. Here’s to one (and many more) years!
Awesome journey! great work! This selfless effort.
Congratulations. Keep up the good work. It is much appreciated.
First of all , a great site with lots of news never published in other medias
So in one of your previous posts ypu asked for an editor who would check through your posts. Can i apply. If yes,tell me the procedure to 🙂
Happy 1st Aniversary, you have been doing a really awesome job TMRG. cheers
Congratulations………………. Wishes you the best year ahead and pray for Kanpur Metro to be soon on ground
Happy 1st Anniversary… Hope you grow leaps and bounds… Its a awesome place for metro construction in India and also great place to learn new stuff about metro systems, so it informative and educative.
All the best..
Happy first anniversary, TMRG. You have summed up things pretty well by saying that the content is far better researched and holistic when compared to India’s major media houses. Absolutely true!
Great effort & look forward to your updates. Cheers !!
Congratulations on a wonderful first year. I hope your site grows day by day as your site is the best source of information about metro projects in India. Keep up the good work. All d best.
Congratulations. Keep up the good work. I have learnt a lot reading your posts and visit every day to keep myself updated.
Wishing you all the very best
Congratulations on this milestone. Thank you for keeping us posted on metro new and updates.
Hearty congratulations TMRG,,,, !!!
Great TMRG… Thanks for everything and congratulations
Congrats. Keep it up. We are with you.
By the way, what is your income generating vocation? Are you having great ancestral wealth for your living?
As the TMRG is a non-paying endeavour, I am curious to know …
now in Chennai from May 2012
Congratulations, and hope this website can create enough positive energy to take India towards thousands of kms of metro network and helps a greener and more environment conscious society.
Great work. Always keep looking for an update, which you never disappointed.
Congratulations…..and really great website with great info….Cheers
Awesome journey !!! Hearty Congratulations …
Congratulations! I’ve always felt we lack dedicated blogs for such niche interests in India, and you’ve really set the bar high. Keep up the great work!
Congratulation…..Please continue the great work.
Thoroughly enjoyed your website. I regularly visit it. Hope you can include more railway projects in this site.
Congratulations…. you have done a Amazing job….. I open your website twice everyday to check the latest updates…..:)
Congratulations TMRG.. Thanks and please continue the good work..
Dude include urban and suburban train details !!!
And Chennai MRTS
Yaeyyyyy……. congrats. Keep up the brilliant work!
Congratulations! I’m a great fan of your blog. It’s the first thing I look up in the morning. Really looking forward to your posts!
Keep going!!! Metro system is one way to make India better. And you are showing us how it’s getting better perfectly.
Congratulations, our best wishes and recommendations to friends shall always be there for you. Please do continue enriching the web with your astute fact finding and indepth, well-written posts.
Congrats TMRG! You rock! Keep going. Just to showcase why reading your blog makes much more sense compared to newspaper reports, here is one hell of a bullshit report by TOI today.
Hey metro guy keep up the good work. This site is amazing!
Hey Congrats man, its a brilliant effort. I am a regular visitor, keep it going.
You are living my dream.. Kudos metro man
Congratulations on completing excellent services
Amazing work!! Continue with same passion.
I am so much obsessed with urban metro and was thrilled to see someone with the same passion. 🙂
congratulations! keep up with the good work.
Congrats! Well done so far. It might be time to grow your team 🙂
Congratulations. Many thanks for your good work…keep sharing !!
Visiting this site has become as much a routine to me as whatsapp, facebook or quora!
Great work while I visit Delhi just once a year your updates keep me in touch with the latest developments. You are a tremendous asset and I applaud your savvy the concise and very well edited writing and the accuracy of your information. Cheers man!
Its great. Congrats for the completion of one year! And special appreciation for the mind-boggling stats of your site in such a short duration.
I am following your site for quite some time, being in the Metro Rail industry. I find the updates quite useful. Keep up the good work.
I, being a blogger myself, understand the difficulty of being a blogger. Sustaining the interest in writing, finding time in between the full-time job and family, etc. are not easy things. But, you have done it. My best wishes! Keep going.
Congratulation!!! Look forward for great success ahead. Please keep it up.
Congratulations…Keep on the good work going…Thank you so much
Congratulations for completing 2 Years. Its a great portal and with lot of information. Keep the great work.