Sometimes people ask me: “Why you are wasting your time running this photoblog?”. It could be a good question, considering that Photographing Around Me has no advertisements, nor it hosts any link to commercial sites. Yes, this photoblog is a pure cost – not to mention the time I spend (or I should say “I waste”, according to someone’s words) to prepare and post daily photos.
So it could be a good question, but it isn’t.
Today, this photoblog celebrates its first birthday; a year time during which I posted almost 400 photos, and some of them has been shared via Facebook, Twitter or Google+ hundreds and hundreds of times. Around 11,000 people have opened more than 45,000 pages and posts, demonstrating me their loyalty and appreciation. Not to forget that according to alexa.com, Photographing Around Me has climbed the world wide web ranking from the 25,000,000th position to the actual 230,000th. And it is still doing better and better every day.
I already explain here the philosophy of Photographing Around Me. However I want to remark that it’s not only just a photoblog with my photos and thoughts. “Photographing Around Me” is my personal way to watch and to discover the world around me, sharing it with my friends and followers. I want to thank each of you because you gave me the motivation to proceed with this project: the first year is just over but the second one is starting, already characterised by my ambition to do better and better, and to achieve new important results.
Being the final goal still the same: bringing you all with me, and discovering the world together.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!