Just recently I passed the 3 year mark with this blog. I almost forgot about it until I received an email from godaddy.com, with their usual busty and attractive spokesperson, encouraging me to renew my internet domain. I did so and instead of the usual 1 year renewal, I signed up for 3 more years. It appears that I’ll be around on the “net” for a while.
I like writing these anniversary posts. It allows me to take stock of what I’ve done and to consider what has changed since a year ago.
Writing has always been a challenge and I never really enjoyed it so I don’t know how I ended up starting a blog. But a funny thing happened as I continued to force myself to write posts — I actually started to enjoy it. I can now write posts quicker than before. It’s still time-consuming but instead of taking several hours to craft a post, I’m down closer to an hour. It just goes to show that if you practice a skill, you do get better, even if it’s something you are not crazy about.
With all this effort, I’m disappointed to say that my daily viewership stats have not grown. They go up and down without a discernible pattern.
But there is a subtle shift that is beginning to happen. Something a mere report does not accurately reflect. I’ve noticed that over the last year or so I’ve developed a small and dedicated readership. You’ve been kind enough to comment and I feel that a semblance of a community has begun to form. This makes me very happy, more than you will ever know. Thank you for visiting and adding your voice and opinions to this site.
My current formula is to balance stories centered around photography with some discussion about equipment. I continue to show a lot of my photographs, perhaps only to prove that I really do use the equipment. While some sites like to discuss photography abstractly or delve just into the gear, I think a photography site should have a lot of real world photographs.
Thank you again for coming to this site. There are so many distractions in the modern world that I feel privileged that you would spend your precious time to visit.
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