Ten years? How'd that happen?

On May 4th 2007, I wrote this blog’s first post:

A wonderful trip!!! San Francisco and Muir Woods

I don’t remember why I decided to start.  I think I was just playing around – excited about the trip and wanting to share.  There was no plan to continue, much less for 482 more posts!

The blog’s evolved over time – and I developed a purpose that I try to fulfill (described in the introduction on the Contents / Index page).  I hope people do find some  photographically useful info in each entry.  Although today might be an exception 🙂

You may not realize that this isn’t the most popular site on the internet.  There are 218 email subscribers, 21 more via WordPress.com, and an unknown number of regular readers via RSS.  About 30 – 60 more views per day come in outside of the subscriptions.  If I were selling adds or something else, I’d worry about increasing views, but I’m not.  So it’s a tiny corner of the web – and I’m very grateful for my regular readers and visitors and their interest.

Here’s a list of the posts / pages people viewed the most over the last year:

And here’s a list of the most common search terms leading to the blog over the past year:

  • photo opportunities in orlando fl
  • port orange camera club
  • sunflower field central florida
  • images of great blue heron in flight
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  • nikon d7000 vs d90 image samples
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  • sunflower field near ocala florida
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Both of these seem to show that I’m coming close to meeting the blog’s purpose.

I enjoy the photography and writing.  And the weekly posts motivate me to keep going out and exploring. I also enjoy occasionally reading old posts.  I have no plans to retire Central Florida Photo Ops, although I don’t have any idea how much longer I’ll continue – I never imagined it would last this long!   I think it does probably need some refreshing.  If you have any ideas on that, let me know.

And just so we don’t have a post without a photo, here’s one from the archives.  Is it a metaphor?  A subtle message?  Only the blog knows.

Road Narrows?Road Narrows – On the way up to Mt. Evans, Colorado. July 2007.

As a reminder, you can use the “Archives” pulldown on the right (or in the menu on the mobile version) to browse older posts.  You can use the “Categories” pulldown to filter on specific locations.  And you can use the search box to find posts on any given subject.

Thank you so, so much for stopping by and reading my blog.  Now – go make some photos!

©2007 – 2017, Ed Rosack. All rights reserved

13 thoughts on “Ten years? How'd that happen?

  1. I really do enjoy your blog! Your photography and willingness to share your knowledge is appreciated!

  2. Congratulations and happy Anniversary Ed on your first 10 years!!!! LOVE your blogs and awesome photography and can not wait for more to enjoy!!!

  3. Your blog has had a positve impact on my photography and my life Ed! I so appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Now, on to the next ten years!

  4. Bravo! And thanks to you from me, on behalf of regular readers in Britain, demonstrating the relevance and reach of your excellent blog to an international audience! (I believe there’s a widget you can add to Word Press blogs which allows readers instantly to translate into their own language, which might be good, if not already there.)

    1. Thanks so much Rhona.

      And thank you for the suggestion. I added a translate widget on the right side of the blog. I should have thought of that a long time ago!

  5. Your blog is very inspirational to me. Thank you for sharing your work znd knowledge. I have learned a lot about the area and photography from you and your blog. You actually have written a book whether you realize it or not. It would be wonderful to compile it one day!

    1. Thank you Dorothy!

      I’ve though about compiling a book version of the blog. It seems like a large task though, and that’s kept me from getting started.

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