The simple act of photography in and of itself always brings me happiness. Knowing there are others out there who actively look forward to what I have to post next—whether a lens review or a photowalk—just makes me all giddy inside. Today, celebrating my first year of maintaining this site, I’ve reached 100 followers! From all of YOU reading this, I’ve tracked over 175,000 individual hits on my website, as well as hundreds of comments that keep the discussion going in my posts.
Getting this far, so quickly, is something I wasn’t sure would be possible. One year ago, I drifted out in the sea of “just another WordPress site” for quite a while, and didn’t know if traffic would ever pick up (I started out getting only 5 views a day!). Slowly but surely, as other websites began featuring my work on legacy Nikkor lenses, the views and followers came pouring in. Now, I have increased the average views by a hundred-fold, logging about 500 views daily! In spite of my ever-busy schedule in school, I’ve done my best to keep updating this site whenever possible, and I can only THANK YOU for bearing with me. If I had the time, I would have loved to do separate posts throughout the week on my photography happenings, rather than lumping them all into one great, big update each week. Alas, this past academic year, it was not meant to be.
Times are changing for the better, however. The weather is warming up, spring sports are in high demand, my winter term is finally over, and my photographic itch is bothering me more than it ever has. Though I do still have one more month of school to go, posts should—by the beginning of summer—return to their once-normal frequency. I have many topics I would like to write about, as well as places to photograph. As long as I keep finding excellent AI-s Nikkors, those reviews should keep flowing along, too!
However, right now? I’m beat. Kaput. Exhausted. You name it. I believe it’s time for a day-long nap—but even then, I still have a LOT of sleep to catch up on. There is a few days of break before my next short term starts, so I’ll see if I can’t crank out a lens review or a get a nice photowalk in. Either way, I’ve got to get out and make some photographs soon. Right after I…zzz…zzz………