This morning, we received an alert from the server that read:
The account mobilitynigeria.com is running out of disk space.
Please remove some files from this account, or ask the administrator to increase your disk quota.
This account has used 91.25% (1829.62 Megs) of its allocated disk space.
Ideally, one should be alarmed at such news; right? Right. But not this time! It is news that backs up a good trend.
Up till a few months ago, MobilityNigeria was on a 1Gb disk space hosting plan and then we had to upgrade to 2GB. It took less than 6 months for it to use this up. This morning, we have now upgraded again to 5GB. Perhaps it will take about 6 months to exhaust that now?
This website is growing at a phenomenal rate, and I must say that it is thanks to our regular readers and members. Most readers never post a comment or mail in (which is a common phenomemon on blogs anywhere), but we are sure that those who visit do find this site useful in some way.
Our daily unique visitors have shot up to an average of 600 from 300 in December/January. This is confirmed by both Google Analytics and GoingUp.
In December/January, we had an average of 560 page views daily. Now, we are already hitting 1,000 daily.
Our Alexa global ranking has also shot up to 41,064. Their statistics show that MobilityNigeria.com is the 65th most visited site by Nigerians and the 16th most visited Nigerian website on the planet.
Android may be the fastest growing mobile OS in the market at the moment, but it sounds to me like MobilityNigeria might be the fastest growing mobile site on the planet. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But at least, in Nigeria. It is the largest, most visited, most referenced, and most respected source of information on mobile technology in Nigeria today.
There, got that off my chest. A little bragging feels good. It really is something to get excited about, whichever way one looks at it, so pardon me. This is my dream child.
Years ago, I ran GoSmartMobile but lost that domain name in unfortunate circumstances. I learnt my lessons and dived in again with MobilityNigeria – and year after year I have watched this site grow. You must understand how I feel.
What’s in it for our readers?
So, beyond how myself and the rest of the team feel, what’s in it for you, our readers?
We are exploring the idea of working out a special deal with a major retailer such that our readers get access to some discount for phone purchased through MobilityNigeria. If we can help it, phones purchased from MobilityNigeria will be the best bargain you can find around. And guess what, we hope to deliver free (within Lagos for starters).
For our readers in other major cities (Abuja and Port Harcourt), we are looking at what deal we can cut with retailers located at your end to extend this to you too.
Wish us luck, and if you know anyone with muscles at a phone retailer and you think they are visionary enough towork with us in this regard, hook us up please.
We don’t know exactly when, but it is clear that MobilityNigeria.com will eventually run on a dedicated server as it requires more and more resources to keep providing our readers with free and useful information for their mobile needs.
Once again, thanks to you all who read this site every day.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.