This post marks the 1000th entry for the Lens Bubbles blog. When I started this blog back in June of 2009 (and three months earlier with LiveJournal), I completely did not see it would go this far. My original plan was to have a space to share my experience with gear that I use, which is mostly old lenses, and a place for me to immerse myself in, and temporarily forget about life's worries.
Today, oldlenses.blogspot.com has received more than 600,000 page views since it started, with a current average of about 800 page views per day, and there are currently 126 followers to this site. I think for a site with such narrow interest, it has been quite successful. This site generates no income for me, but I am happy to see so many people resonate with my passion. What gives me so much joy, is that some of the posts provide useful information to fellow photographers/gear addicts. The best of it all, is that I have learned so much from the readers, and get to know some of you, and even met a few who live in the same city!
The most popular posts are lens related reviews, especially comparison reviews. I hesitate to call my posts reviews, as they are really not. I don't have the time and resources to do full reviews, so I mark most of them as impressions, observations, etc. Most of the posts are short, and that is done on purpose. I don't know about others, but I don't like reading very long posts unless they are really interesting or contain information I seek. I typically spend less than 20 minutes writing a post, a bit longer for those that involve instructions.
Thanks to you, my readers, for making this blog enjoyable for me. Hopefully I will have the energy to continue updating this blog for years to come, and that it will provide useful information to you.