I want to thank all the readers of the Tangents blog, and everyone who has contributed to this site – whether in asking questions, or posting their suggestions and help, or adding new material. A sincere thank you to everyone who has passed the site on to friends and colleagues, and a big thank you to everyone who has linked to my site on the photography forums.
That’s my Google analytics Map Overlay for the past 3 months .. a quarter million visits from across the world! Russia, Indonesia, Nepal, Finland, Algeria, Iceland, Chile, Morocco, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, and of course my home country South Africa, and where I now live, the USA. 176 Countries across the world!
I changed the website into the current blog format in May 2007. Before that, it was a mish-mash of a few web pages. Since I changed it to a more easily maintained blog format in 2007, traffic has steadily increased. In fact, at the start of 2009, Alexa ranked the planetneil site at 220,000 of all the websites in the world. Right now the planetneil site is hovering around the 150,000 mark. That’s a big jump in just this past year!
I get many notes from people telling me this website has had a huge impact on their photography, and it always feels good to hear that. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that I have been able to help someone in understanding something, or improving their photography, whether personally or professionally.
Now, I just need to get my email inbox down to zero! There are so many emails that I haven’t been able to get to in the past few months with the usual August – November crunch period. I’ll do my best to get to them all. Keep checking in!
With all this, my own understanding of photography, and my experience and skills have grown too over this time. In a way this website has been an unfolding of that as I learn.
So, from me, to everyone across the world, thank you … and here’s to a wonderful 2010 ahead.