…is, that my Blog is one year old today. And this was the first picture/post to appear here:
Yes, it all started with a peacock – or so you would think…
…actually, the real reason to start with this blog was a story I had written about a trip to Iran I took in 2012. I was asked to write the
piece for a news web site – but then the editor in chief didn’t want to publish it, because I painted a far too positive picture of that country. But he told me that the article was good and that I should use it for my own blog.
Well, I didn’t have a blog at this time.
So I thought about writing a blog. But what should I write about?
I could write a few travel stories? I could write about music? But would I have the time to actually do it?
Finally I decided to post some pictures of my photographic output and different stories from time to time. Well, in the end it mainly became a photo blog, as the ones of you who follow my work will probably have already noticed.
So, a year ago, I thought I shouldn’t start with the Iran story, but with some photographs. That way I could already get some attention before posting the piece the next day.
Now, if I find the time, I try to post a picture a day – but a year ago I started out with posting quite a few…
…and here they are as thumbnails – if you like to see the original post, please click on the images:
What I really started to like about blogging is not only the comments I got – which were sometimes very helpful criticism – but also the other blogs I discovered – from stunning photography and art to interesting reports and pieces of news you don’t really find in western media.
Further, I published my first photo book and now opened a shop where you can acquire some of my pictures as prints. I already linked it to my homepage and my Facebook Fan Page – and I will later add it to the navigation here as well.
But how is my blog doing, after a year?
Looking at the statistics, I posted 349 pictures and articles, I have 1608 followers and my blog was viewed 59515 times. Most of my viewers were from the US (18376), Germany (6392), UK (5406), Canada (2778), Spain (2461), France (2203), Australia (2144), India (1691), Netherlands (1487), Romania (1379) and Armenia (1182).
The ten most visited posts were: Everything’s Gone Green, A Short Trip To Iran, What Is Hidden Behind The Door?, A Growing Bear Needs His Lunch, The Red Threads, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Jellyfish Conquer The Sky, The Way To New Horizons, Protest and Clouds Are Gathering Over Frankfurt.
The ten most commented posts were: Happy New Year, A Book Of Photographs, Jellyfish Conquer The Sky, What Is Hidden Behind The Door?, The Red Threads, Clouds Are Gathering Over Frankfurt, Coloured Chameleon, 2013 – A Year In One Picture, A Short Trip To Iran and Happy Holidays.
So, thank you everyone for visiting my blog and thank you as well for your wonderful posts.