Up ’till Now…

We started this little blog site for our 924S and 944 owners in 2016 as a diversion for us and to record some of the insights and information that wanted to preserve.  The first month, April of 2016, we had thirty-eight visitors, no likes and no comments.  Actually, most of those visits were from relatives.  Our most popular click was on the Vendor and Information page.  For all of 2016, we had 305 visitors with ONE comment left.  During that time, we published nine articles.

We doubled the number of visitors in 2017 and also doubled the number of articles.  Communication with our readers increased, too, with questions asked and answered on email and social media.  With those questions and conversations came ideas for more articles, and by the end of 2018, there were seventy-eight articles and almost six thousand visitors for the year.

On April 1, 2018, we published a tongue-in-cheek article that announced that Porsche was going to bring back the 944.  This article was the most popular of the year with 2,291 views!  The comments on the site and on social media were wonderful, starting conversations about selling other cars and projects, getting a second mortgage and most importantly, getting spousal permission to order a “new 944.”  That article continues to be the most read article from the site!  It was so popular that we did a “clarification” later that month!

2019 was another big year with over twelve thousand visitors to the site and well over a hundred articles.  By this time we were producing about one article a week on all kinds of topics from how-to’s to event reviews and other announcements.  Then 2020 hit with people trapped in their homes on their computers, and there were almost twenty-five thousand bored 944 folks who visited the site.  We repeated the 2018 944 Reintroduction article on April Fools Day and still sucked in another 1,300 people.  And with almost 150 articles available, we surpassed all expectations for this little blog site.

Now we find ourselves slowly climbing out of the pandemic, going back to events and racetracks and cars-and-coffee’s, getting out and driving our cars.   As of October 2021, we have over 26,000 visitors to 924S944.com this year!  There are now over 185 articles with a goal of hitting 200 by the end of 2021.  We produced an updated 2021 April Fools article that was much more detailed, including a mention of the new 924S with a fully electric driveline…and 2,400 people read it!  (We have to admit that it was some of the best science fiction we ever produced!  See it here.)

We will continue to provide the best information possible, including annual updates on the new 944 every April.  Do you have questions or want some specific information in an article?  Let us know with an email here.

The stats also show that our most popular day of the week is Tuesday at noon.  There are 185 articles so far with a total of 70,000 visitors since we started.

For all that, we at 924S944.com thank you for your support, encouragement and assistance.  Having a hobby like this is rewarding in itself; being able to share it with you has been an honor and a privilege for all of us here at 924S944.com.  Please continue to support our vendors and partners, and if you find yourself in need of some advice, assistance or just want to talk through a problem, we are here to help.  Call, text, email or stop by our Global Headquarters in DeLand, FL.  “We’ll leave the light on for you.”

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Kevin Duffy, CEO and Chief Geek

 

 

Author: Kevin Duffy, Author and Chief Geek

Kevin Duffy is a retired Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Daytona State College in Florida and a dedicated car guy. He now spends his time with Porsche 924S, 944's and 968's in his backyard shop. He is active in the Porsche Club of America, and he concentrates on 924S and the 924S Special Editions, doing rescues and restorations.

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