2012 in Review

Stats

Something different, yet appropriate for the blog this year, as we close into the final hours of 2012 – a look back on the year.  It was a crazy busy year for me with a new training position, which I love, but which kept me traveling extensively throughout the U.S.  Thanks to the folks over at Worpress.org, I got a nice little summary based on the Jetpack plugin, that were fun to read through.  Some that may be of interest to the readership:

Stats

Total Visitors for the Year:

170,000 visitors (that’s more than 3x the population of Liechtenstein apparently)

Total Posts for the Year:

155 (bringing the grand total to 847 posts and articles)

Who viewed the blog?:

Most of you are U.S. folks, but a substantial reader base hails from Canada, UK, and Australia

Reader support:

The readers who contributed the most by virtue of their comments are Michael Petersheim, Bryan Farrell, Miguel Palaviccini, Walter Lustig, and Rich.  (Got some website link love comin’ back at y’all…also, if you don’t own a copy of the DIY tips eBooks, drop a comment here or send me an email and a copy will be sent gratis as my own way of saying thanks for all your support over the year!)

Most Popular Posts:

The moment, you’ve all been waiting for – the most popular posts from 2012.

  1. Shooting Tethered with Canon Gear

  2. 49 Photo Tips Cheat Sheet

  3. LDP Podcast 66:  Third Generation Cameras

  4. The Ten Most Iconic Photographs of All Time

  5. Five Tips For Shooting Off-Camera Flash

What’s coming in 2013?

So, the final question is what people can be looking forward to in the new year.  While nothing is set in stone, I am hoping to put together content that is more portable that you can take with you anywhere.  Specifically, eBooks!  Downloadable, readable, viewable, and useful eBooks chock full of information, ranging in topic from gear to creativity, technique, and a host of other subject matter.  The ideal goal is one per month, but don’t hold me to that, as we never know what the future may bring.  But, you can bet that at least the first few months will be geared toward those ends.

The 49 Tips books are all well and good, but they are more reference guides than substantial reading material that you can sink your teeth into.  My hope is to generate content that you can take with you, read at your leisure, and gain a valuable education, learning experience, or meaningful insights into this art form of photography!  The first should be coming out in the next week or so here, so be sure to stay tuned!  That’s just one of several resolutions I’ve set for 2013…

As so many of us do, there are others as well.  I’ll keep those in reserve though, and open the comments for you to share your own resolutions!  Feel free to share your own thoughts and hope for 2013, but most importantly, in the meantime, enjoy 2013, and keep on shooting!