Saturday, September 02, 2006

Wow, Thanks

We recently were listed as a Blog of Note for Sept 1, 2006. In fact, this is almost undoubtedly the reason you've arrived at this blog. We really appreciate the fact that someone out there considered us worthy of being recognized. It really does mean a lot. Having said that, I'm also fairly certain most of the contributors here would be too modest to ever think we actually deserve such an honor.

This blog started simply as a challenge between a few of us to try and hone our skill of taking photographs of people. As you'll be able to tell from various entries, everyone has their own style, but the overall product is a team effort. And I suspect if you look through the relatively limited archives you'll notice some of our members are pretty gifted in the art of photography.

This whole popularity thing really is new to us. Just for grins, we included the summary of the hits to our page for the past week. As you can see, prior to Friday, getting more than 10 unique hits was considered impressive. So thanks again to Blogger for the honor, and thanks to all the rest of you that stopped by to take a look. We hope it was worth the trip.


Blogger JamesF said...

And for the record, when I mention that some of our members are gifted in the art of photography, I'm not including myself in that list.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Buddy said...

you should...the pictures you have taken of subjects closer to home are awesome!

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:10:00 PM  
Blogger lush said...

an eclectic mix that shrieks for the statistical outlyers amongst society to grapple with the intent of it all,,,,,do tell,,,,,wher do you travel, mentally, not physicaly...

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:13:00 PM  
Blogger silviomini said...

Have you already thought abput the best way to manage your new popularity?

Now fun has to deal with "responsibility"...

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:22:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Remember me, y'all, when you're famous.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 9:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Saturday, September 02, 2006 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Maxs said...

I reckon that's a superb idea of starting a blog. I have been wondering how to improve my own photography skills and to showcase it for feedback. I suppose i shall go round convincing a couple of friends now.

Nice photos by the way! I will be back. :)

Sunday, September 03, 2006 1:51:00 AM  
Blogger Markk said...

Great stuff you have there. Very interesting to know what you have been up to.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 5:49:00 AM  
Blogger Oliver said...

5.000 hits a day ?? OMG ! The Blog of Note is really an immense boost. One might wonder under what aspects/circumstances they decide who will win the title next. I mean do they choose it by heart or do they have any categories ? Just curious..
Thanks for sharing this interesting info. :)

Sunday, September 03, 2006 6:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi - how did you generate that traffic graph? Please reply via a comment. Thanks, mark

Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:32:00 AM  
Blogger JamesF said...

To Anonymous:

The traffic graph was generated from statcounter. They provide a free tracking utility that has limited history information, and a more robust pay service if you require more the detailed history information.

Google Analytics is also another choice that I've heard good things about, but I don't think we had access to that at the time we put up the counter.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger jacobsteel said...

wow and congrats!

Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Great blog with an interesting mix of contributors. You deserve the recognition! The photos are very nice and I especially like how your contributors list links to each individual's blog. Cool stuff!

Sunday, September 03, 2006 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squarehead said...

you deserve the honor.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 7:53:00 PM  
Blogger OzzyGimenez said...

Nice Blog,congratulations and gretings from Spain :-)

Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

Found your blog via the list too. Love the photos and comments! Well deserved!

Monday, September 04, 2006 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger Nika said...

I followed the “blog of note” link, like everyone else, here to see what that meant. I just started a blog a couple of weeks ago and am still figuring out a lot. There are so many crappy sites, but it is really refreshing to stumble into good ones. Do you know how they decide a blog is note-worthy? Thanks for sharing your pics.

Monday, September 04, 2006 3:05:00 AM  
Blogger JackiA said...

It has been! Great blog!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 3:12:00 AM  
Blogger Philomena Ojikutu said...

Congratulations friends, I salute both your photographic dexterity, and your transparent humility to show us your true hits after you became the 'Blog of Note' for this month, September. Many a webmagician conjures up figures that are not real as their daily hits in order to hoodwink the web audience.

As a Webmetrician, I know that content-driven traffic is the pathway to the throne of webmastery. So, I advice you to make the most use this awesome traffic while it lasts. Its rare to climb from 10 to 4,000 daily hits and not be dizzy. So, please, be content-focused and fully optimise your search engine optimisation for this month. It is an offerer's world out here in the web world, if you have nothing to offer, you may suffer.

It is the valuable offers of YouTube, MySpace and Skype that catapulted them to web prominence among the Top Ten websites in the world today under three years!

I pray God to give you peculiar wisdom to convert this opportunity given you by Blogger into your web stardom too.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 6:05:00 AM  
Blogger Kami Rice said...

Like the rest of the masses, I did arrive here via the Blogs of Note listing. I've never checked in on any so-listed blogs before, but your title sounded interesting. What a great blog! Nice photos. People are so intriguing, and it's fun to find a blog that captures that well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your photos!

Friday, September 08, 2006 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a blog.

The caption under that hazy picture. It deserves a Nobel for Philosophy-in-a-nutshell.

Your simplicity and down-to-earth attitude are like a breath of fresh air on this polluted Net.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 1:19:00 PM  

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