Latest News! 30th December, 2014

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Latest News! 30th December, 2014

This is our final news release of 2014. And what a year it's been! Breaking the Thursday news release tradition (simply because tomorrow you'll all be too busy with New Year celebrations), we're publishing one day early.

It's always good to review what one has achieved at this time of year. The website grew from 17000 page views per month in Dec 2013 to 45000 per month currently. The site received over 360,000 page views during 2014. Our FaceBook page rocketed from 400 LIKES a year ago to over 3000 LIKES to date. Our engagement with our readership has grown to the levels that just our email section alone, needs a full time employee. A large number of new reader submissions have been banked into storage for future production and the number of people online at any time of the day or night has grown by over 3000%. We write and post online on three of the major motorcycle adventure clubs, the Land Cruiser Club of South Africa, and CaravanParks.com. One of our goals.....

One of our goals for 2014 was to establish MPSA as the premier Mountain Pass website in South Africa to the point of it being a household name. We aced the first part, but not the second. More effort will be required to get the site into the homes of most South Africans. Our "to do" list is very long!

Encouraged by these remarkable figures, we keep reinventing ourselves and upgrading the quality of our productions. There are exciting and challenging plans scheduled for 2015 where we plan on making further improvements to give our readership exactly what they want. One of those is to include real-time aerial videography of our passes.

To those of you, who took the time to pay us a compliment we say a very big thank you. A compliment or a word of encouragement goes a long way when the going gets tough. Whilst it might seem we have the greatest job in the world, it is not all plain sailing. We also have to weather the storms. The year can best be described as a huge success. We thank every one of you for your readership, loyalty, enthusiasm, encouragement and support.

As a parting shot to bid farewell to 2014, we offer you a visit to the steepest pass in South Africa - the Tierberg Pass. This is one of our newest releases and features a 2 part video series.

Driving Tip of the year: Anticipate!

Trygve Roberts

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