A BIG Thank You for visiting my blog. I wanted to share some stats with you and also ask a favor of my readers. So, first some statistics and history and an introduction to my new FM Logo.
My first blog was on February 22, 2020, with the goal of posting once a week. I started with Saturday as my go-live day for each week and eventually moved that to Thursday and added a weekly tip. My first tip on photography was on November 25, 2020, and my 50th tip was published on November 22, 2021. I may have missed one week or may have been late a couple of times, but I have been fairly consistent. At first, my blog was a little slow catching on but has been growing and I must say "Thank You to my readers." I just crossed 30,000 visitors with 147 blog posts.
My most popular blog is "How Yorkies Take Portraits." My goal is to get another blog post that has similar popularity or better. The Yorkie Portrait blog post has 647 visitors as of November 21, 2021.
Another stat that is growing is my hits per day (about 150) which is likely a product of new readers and the number of blog posts growing. However, I believe I am still getting new readers because the Yorkie post gets 12 to 15 visitors each week. I am averaging over 200 hits per post and about 1,000 visitors per week.
I also started a YouTube channel that mirrors a lot of my blog posts and when I am in a pinch for a topic for my YouTube channel, I go to my blog for a post to use. I started my YouTube channel on February 27, 2021, and I post there weekly as well with a few YouTube Shorts (still learning there). My YouTube channel has been a little slower taking off, but creating content on video is much harder than writing a blog post. But to be sure, I am improving there as well and hope to get a good following as I have on this blog.
So, now your turn what can you do for me? I need feedback and followers both here and on YouTube. I only have a few comments on my blog and about 40 followers on YouTube, so I have a lot more capacity for more people like me.
ASK NUMBER 1
My YouTube Channel is called "Practicing Photography" and I would love to have you come and check it out. Make sure you hit the subscribe button and watch a few videos and hit the "like" button(s) as well. Interact with me on my YouTube channel with comments and requests for specific topics you want me to cover or questions about how to do something.
If you want a good video that is timely is my most recent video, check out: Ten Gifts for Photographers Under 50 Dollars (Buyer's Guide).
ASK NUMBER 2
Start leaving comments and ask questions on my blogs to 1) Let me know you are there and 2) Let me know what topics you like or want me to cover.
ASK NUMBER 3
Share both my blog and my YouTube channel with your friends and on your social media.