Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Y.I.P.!

One year and 235 posts later, I’m pleased to say that The Year in Pictures has reached its first anniversary!

It’s been a pleasure looking out for things to share, getting down to the actual process of writing, and joining the brother and sisterhood of bloggers and blog readers. As someone who started in the old fashioned print world I am amazed by and grateful for the incredible technology that makes blogging so easy, incorporates such an elegant interface, and above all (and astoundingly) is free to produce and access. Thank you Google (owners of Blogger).

The most frequently asked question I get is how I find the time to blog. The answer is simple - the trade-off has been giving up most t.v.! Not such a loss these days. Perhaps more relevant is the question of how and why to keep it going. Your viewing and comments and the growth of the readership from 0 to over 50,000 a month are the main reason. So please continue to visit and spread the word.

Can I ask one favor? I would love to hear your comments on what you like and what you don’t, and what you would like to see more of. The “Weekend Video” is often the post that takes the most research, and whether it’s because of the natural decrease in weekend viewing or whether it’s like the person who’s always bugging you to listen to their favorite songs even though they’re never to your taste - it seems the least appreciated part of the blog. But do give it a try. In going back over posts from a year ago the videos are still some of my favorites and they’re all there in the archives. Anyway, enough about that.

While we’re all figuring out how to combine being spiritually replenished and financially depleted, let me quote Rahm Emanuel:
“You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.”

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