Candy Blog is the keystone of the site and the main traffic driver. On it, Cybele May has a new review every day of an interesting new candy. It’s not only a delicious read, but her photography is excellent. She’s that rarity: a good writer who’s also meticulous and well organized. Just look at how she’s categorized every candy by country, type, manufacturer and rating.
There’s still work to be done on Candy Blog, but already the effect is noticeable. She started six months ago using Blogger and free Blogspot hosting, and built a decent group of repeat readers. But since her relaunch on her own server with our professional blogging software, traffic has climbed every day, her comments have grown and the number of repeat visitors is increasing, too.
She was going to be successful without us, but Hop Studios has accelerated her growth measurably.
The other two blogs, Fast Fiction and Playwright, or other outlets for her creativity, and they share a lot of the templating and features. So she was able to get three blogs for a price that was only somewhat more than a single blog, and her software and hosting costs aren’t any higher.
Most of all, we’re happy with the way these three ended up looking. They’re fun, and for a topic like candy, that’s what matters.