Since its launch a year ago, over 2,000 bloggers joined and contributed to StageofLife.com. The website is an international writing project that takes submitted stories from bloggers and organizes them by categories. Using a multi-generational approach, bloggers submit essays and other insights about their lives which are coded and displayed in one of ten life milestones.
The core mission of the blogger collaboration is to make the world a better place, one story at a time. Over two dozen editors monitor the incoming essay submissions and lead off each life stage in the site with a “From the Editor” welcome message.
The readers can comment on, share and follow their favorite posts and bloggers on the site. This fosters an interactive community between the reading public and the blogging members.
College Editor Michelle Pease says, “I am a firm believer that words can change the world; one person’s story may be another person’s life saver. It is a wonderful mission, and I fell in love.”
As an incentive, StageofLife.com offers “My Life Rewards.” The program gives bloggers and readers discounts and coupons to relevant national merchants as part of a secondary mission to provide “Rewards for Life’s Journey.” Over 100 national brands participate directly in the program offering discounts and coupons to the participants.
Stage of Life celebrated its one year anniversary this month. Its site traffic is trending to eclipse last year’s visit count by over 195% and each month new bloggers are getting involved to help build the world’s largest pool of cross-generational stories.