Saturday, February 13, 2010

2 years old tomorrow!

Tomorrow is this blogs second birthday! I really can not believe that I have done this for 2 years. It all started as a whim on my 41st birthday, I wanted to mark the passing of the year and thought that a blog showing a picture a day would be dead easy, it turn out to be one of the hardest things I had ever done.

Looking back after 2 years i can see some really big changes in me and my photography. I’ve been taking pictures for around 20 years and up to the start of the blogs had less than 100 good images, in the last 2 years I’ve published on the blogs around 890 images and indirectly through an increase in my photographic work could add another 250 images to that figure, over ten times the images in nearly a tenth of the time!

I’ve written over 100,000 words, not a bad feat for someone who in the first few months of this blog discovered he was dyslexic. Some of the post even got recognised as writing in their own right, instead of just filler to go with the pictures.

Over all the blogs I have had nearly 100,000 hits from 167 countries and have met (in a virtual way) some very interesting and diverse people from around the word, some of them I would now call friends.

Would I do this again? Well no, I will keep this going as it has over the last year and the Leek photo blog will not change either, but to attempt to do a blog like this one for a whole year without a break, not on your life.
Would I recommend someone else to do it, yes, but beware it will take a year of your life. 175,000 blogs are started each day and over 95% will fail, so it’s not easy.
I have to go and enjoy my weekend now hope you all do the same.



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7 comments:

Lola said...

Congratulations! I wasn't there at the very start, but have enjoyed all the photos, almost without exception.

I hope your exhibition is a triumph!

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who is the eternal worrier? said...

Great shot of the trees and great blog. To post a photo each day would be tough but... to find some thing to talk about every single day for a year would be sooo hard!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Happy second birthday. The photo is lovely.

Laura Jane Williams said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to yooooooooooooouuuuu! No mean feat, two years in the blog world. I didn't manage it without some majorly long breaks- I salute you! x

prashant said...

have enjoyed all the photos, almost without exception.

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Mo said...

Congratulations. I pe you continue for a long time

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