2007: A Great Year of Photography and Blogging

WOW — 2007 was great! I started up the blog in mid-January last year, and it’s been an awesome experience since that time. I had been involved with photography a few years prior to the blog, but nothing like that of the last year. The blog has caused me to really focus on my photography and building relationships with other photographers and photography bloggers. All in all it’s been great, and I wouldn’t give it up for anything. A BIG THANKS to everyone who sticks around, reads the articles, links to the blog, makes comments, and especially to those with whom I’ve become friends (you know who you are).

This blog has grown far larger than I had ever expected. In the course of a year, we’ve had over 825,000 pageviews, 513,000 visitors, and 443,000 unique visitors! That’s a lot of people. The blog has a PageRank of 5, an Alexa ranking of 42,139, and a Technorati ranking of 6,481! We’re up to almost 2000 subscribers (it jumped to 2001 a few days ago and dropped back down) and the site gets around 2,000 to 4,000 visitors per day on average. We’ve also had 7 articles make it to the front page of Digg (which certainly accounts for a good chunk of traffic and growth)!

So if you’re fairly new around here, check out these articles from the past. I’ve picked out two from each month (excluding January) that might be worth checking out if you haven’t seen them before.


Not much really happened in Jauary — I was just getting the blog off the ground and trying to learn the ropes.












NOW ON WITH 2008!!!

19 thoughts on “2007: A Great Year of Photography and Blogging

  1. Jim Goldstein

    Brian congratulations on a great 2007. I hope that 2008 proves to be an even better year for you. This is the one blog I’m really happy to have found this year. I’ve met a lot of great people through it and enjoyed many of the great articles you’ve put together. I look forward to checking in frequently through out the year.

  2. Brian Auer Post author

    Thanks Jim! Same to you! I think we’re both in for a big one this year, with lots of new people and the great interactions that comes with that.

  3. Brian Auer Post author

    I’m glad for that too, dude! I really enjoy hanging out with you on the photowalks — they wouldn’t be half as fun without you.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you get your paws on a dSLR — you’ve really made some huge improvements in your photography over the last several months, and I know you’ve got a lot of potential with it.

  4. libeco

    Brian thanks for a great photographic year. I don’t find every single article you write interesting for me as a starting photographer, but yet I read every single word you write. You bring everything with a lot of enthousiasm and try to communicate with yur visitors. I enjoy reading this blog and will keep doing so. All the best wishes for the new year to you Brian and all the other visitors of this site!

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  6. Lisa

    Congratulations on the massive success. Your stats are mind-bloggling. Well-deserved. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy new year from me and Jeff, Brian!

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  8. willi

    wow! what a feat! the celebration necessitates a feast! LOL.
    it was only a week ago since i stumbled your site, but i already got a lot from it…and from you. (archives) ..and i thank you for that…also thank you for letting me use your tips in my class on wednesday.
    it’s a big help.

  9. Robert M. Wallace

    I am constantly in search of amazing art for my clients websites. I always pay royalties. (Not very much I have to admit). I always credit the artist/photographer.

    Kindly drop me a note with urls of directories or personal sites I can review.


    –Rob Wallace

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