Welcome aboard Boat Trader Insider, the official boat blog of Boat Trader Online. We’re just getting underway, so this might be a good time to answer some questions.
Some of you might not have your sea legs yet when it comes to blogging and how blogs work, so let’s explain who we are and what our purpose is. Don’t worry, we won’t make you seasick with tech talk.
What is a blog?
A “blog” is an online diary or journal written by a “blogger” to inform others about a particular subject. “Blogging” is when a person uses a blog to share their thoughts and ideas. Businesses use blogs to inform their customers about their services and official news. Others use blogs to create online communities, where individuals with a common interest come together to communicate. The “Blogosphere” refers to the world of all bloggers, or bloggers in a particular community or subject, like sports, politics, or pop culture.
What is Boat Trader Insider?
Boat Trader Insider is the official boat blog of Boat Trader Online.
BoatTraderOnline.com is owned and operated by Trader Publishing Company. Formed in 1991, Trader Publishing Company is the nation’s leading publisher of specialty classified advertising publications.
Boat Trader Online is a classified-driven website, which has been successfully bringing buyers and sellers together since 1996. With a database of more than 100,000 new and used boat listings, Boat Trader attracts an audience of over 1.7 million boating enthusiasts each month who perform over 7.1 million searches for new and used boats, yachts and PWCs. Monthly page views exceed 24.7 million.
Trader’s print magazines, like Boat Trader, are distributed through hundreds of thousands of distribution points in most of the United States.
What does Boat Trader Insider do?
The Boat Trader Insider is a place where we will keep you up to date with happenings in the world of boats and the boating lifestyle. We seek out news and information related to boats from all over the World Wide Web to inform our readers.
We hope our readers will use Boat Trader Online’s services to buy and sell powerboats, sailboats and personal water craft, but we wish to be more than just a boat marketplace. We want readers to communicate with us.
It does not matter if you own a mighty yacht or a tiny rowboat. We want you to read our stories and offer your comments. Through your input we can make this blog a place where all boaters feel welcome.
What do we blog about at Boat Trader Insider?
Our main focus will be the buying and selling of boats and other watercraft. That’s what we do best and we want to help you to get the most out of our site. We will show you how to use features and resources that Boat Trader Online offers to help you find or sell your boat faster and safely.
Some of Boat Trader Online’s customers just buy boats for their own leisure, other customers are here to sell boats and offer products and services.
Boats have become more than just a place to kick back on the open water or go fishing. Today’s boats are high powered and equipped with advanced technology. Boaters use GPS devices to track their travels and Wi-Fi to access the Internet. Other boats are lean, mean fishing machines, designed to move quickly where the biggest catches are. Some sailboats are not very different from their wooden ancestors, but are constructed using new technology that makes them sleeker and faster than ever before.
As the world of boating expands and changes, we want to keep you informed.
You can help Boat Trader Insider!
Do you like our stories? Do you have ideas or stories you want to share? Let us know. You can click on the little speech balloon under each story on our blog and leave a comment. Please be polite and write a comment related to the story. You can also contact us at boat blog@TraderOnline.com. Send us your story ideas and comments.
Do you have a boat blog?
If you have a blog about boats, any type of boat, let us know about it!
We want to know who is writing about boats the blogosphere. Even if you don’t have a blog, if you find an interesting boat related site or news story, send us a link. We need your help and contributions to keep this blog afloat.
If you have a boat blog, feel free to link to us! We can’t promise that we will link back, but if you find your blog informative and complies with our standards, chances are strong we’ll return the favor.
Let’s get started
We hope you read our boat blog and enjoy our travels. It is our readers who steer our course.