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Tag: 9 years

9th Blog Birthday

by on Jun.10, 2012, under Miscellaneous

Cameron's First Birthday

That’s a picture of my elder son’s first birthday party back in 2000. This blog isn’t quite as old as Cameron but today is its 9th birthday! The first post appeared on June 10th, 2003. Over the years, the focus has shifted somewhat with this blog now essentially acting as a repository for long-form posts and tutorials that wouldn’t fit into the format of my daily photoblog. It’s also a place that I enjoy sharing videos I’ve found (see yesterday’s post for an example) and quick links to other helpful or amusing sites.

Over the 9 years, I’ve written 596 posts and received 487 non-spam comments. On days when I don’t post, the blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic but occasionally a post gets linked from a popular site and I see a huge spike in views. The highest spike to date occurred on January 14th, 2010 when my “Best of 2009” post was linked from DPS and just under 1500 people clicked through the link.

Here are the top 10 posts in terms of views since I moved the blog to the WordPress platform in February 2009:

  1. Best of 2009
  2. Best of 2010
  3. HDR Tip #7 – Magic Blue Sky Halo Removal
  4. Real Photographers Shoot In Manual Mode (or not)
  5. HDR For Real Estate Photography
  6. Shooting Skylines at Night
  7. Cracking the HDR Noise Problem
  8. HDR Tip #1 – HDR From A Single RAW
  9. Hamilton Pool
  10. HDR Notes for PhotoNetCast Listeners

All being well, I have every intention of keeping the blog running for the foreseeable future. Thanks to all of you who take a little time out of your day to read my scribblings!

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