June 9, 2007.
My first photo post on this blog. That ‘milestone’, if you will, came and went quietly on my calendar, without it causing so much as a ripple in the pond that is my life.
What caused me to realize is that the bill for hosting this site recently came due, and as I sent the appropriate info to them, it dawned on me a year had passed. Romantic, isn’t it? I pulled up my history here and found that the anniversary had come and gone.
As I look back over the first 6 months, everything I’d posted was photos, which, is what I ultimately planned to do here.
Things changed in January, and this went from being a part-time gig to a full-time obsession. That post came on January 26th. From the traffic history, it apparently was a good choice, as those last 5 days in January saw half of the site visits of the previous five months combined. February shattered that by almost half.
So, to celebrate, if you will, I went back to the place I took that first set of pics: Lakeview Park.
So, though what I write doesn’t generate too many topics for discussion, I know there are a lot of you out there. As my sitemeter tells me so. And considering the visit length on most of those hits, there are a considerable number that find what I’m doing to be somewhat interesting.
I keep on doing this because everyone keeps coming. And because I find it fulfilling in a way I thought I never would. For that, I owe a debt of “Thanks” to Scott Bakalar, who saw, in my writing back in June of ’06, something that could be cultivated and harvested. So, thank you, Scott, for getting me started and giving me the stage and microphone time to get my feet wet.
And on this, my first anniversary, I thank “You”, the folks that check in here on a regular basis, to see what’s going on. Because if it wasn’t for you, I’d wouldn’t be here.
Thanks a ton.