Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Milestone - 1000th Post

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.


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 1000th post! I always enjoy reading your posts, hope your blog will live on strong for many more years. I'm not a follower but still I find myself coming back here several times a week :)

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    1. Thanks John! I hope the blog can go on for a while, too.

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  2. Congrats! Another 1000 posts to come.

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  3. Congratulations!!!

    I regulary read your posts and usually I get inspiration for some "bricophotography".

    BTW, I'm the one that reads you fron Spain, but it seems that I not appeared in the map ;-)

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  4. Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Appreciated.

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  5. Well done. I have your blog bookmarked and have been regularly visiting your site for about a year. As you say each blog isn't too long but gives a little intro into what lenses are out there. I especially like your articles on how you manage to adapt those obscure lenses that weren't intended for use on cameras.
    Keep up the good work.

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  6. Congratulations! I don't comment much but I read each and every post. :)

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  7. Congratulations, glad you stuck it out

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    1. obakesan, it has been a fun ride, for sure.

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  8. Congratulations! keep up your good work. I live in Toronto too. I found your blog recently and love it so much.

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  9. Wow! Even my "pageviews all time history" are only 20k, and you have more than that in a month! Very impressive and surely due to your interesting mix of personal comments and colorful pictures.

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    1. I am sure your blog will do well. Just give it some time.

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