Happy Birthday, EtL!

by Miserere


Oh…how time flies…they grow up so quickly… Yes, gang, EtL is 1 year old today!

The statistics on blogs are not very optimistic, with some sources stating that 60-80% of blogs are abandoned within the first month. Looks like I beat the odds—and that always feels good.

During this year we’ve published 152 posts and received over 156,000 visits, with readers leaving 1,065 comments (OK, I’ll admit, some of those are mine). I’ve written some comedy, conducted interviews, philosophised about Photography and given you my opinion on interesting technology being introduced; I also pointed you towards interesting blogs and photographers I chanced upon during my web travels. Of course, I showcased some of my own Photography every now and then, lest you think I’m all talk and no click. Peter Zack wrote some great tutorials and thinking pieces for us all, and Sean Leahy took us behind the scenes at Grand Central Terminal.

Our busiest day, with 3,784 visits, was Thursday, September 10, 2009. Curiously, no article was published that week. The most viewed post was Peter Zack’s The Most Important Images of the Last 100 Years, with almost 11,000 visits, followed by my Canon S90 review, Part 1, with some 8,500 visits.

In this coming year I would like to interview more photographers—I think we can all learn much from them. I want Peter to share more of his knowledge with us. After Sean’s contribution, I would like to publish other people’s adventures with Photography, so if you have a story to tell, please e-mail me and we’ll see if it can get published.

But most of all, I hope that you guys keep coming back to enjoy what we have to offer at EtL. If you have requests, let me know! I’m all ears (or eyes, if you write me).

So here’s to another year full of ideas, Photography and laughter.





PS: If you’re wondering what my first (real) post was, see here. And the very first post of all time, the introduction, can be found here.


8 Responses to “Happy Birthday, EtL!”

  1. Congratulations!
    I really like your blog!

  2. Awesome…It is amazing that indeed it has been 1 year. My how time flies. 🙂
    Not necessary good for me though!

  3. Happy B-Day EtL!!!!
    Keep up the great work Miz!


  4. Compliments of the season to you. Thanks for taking the time to keep this great blog going; its one of my regulars….. 🙂

  5. Congratulation Miserere. I can hardly believe it’s been a year already. Keep it up, we all need encouragement and different point-of-views about Digital Photography.

    Best of luck for the coming year,

    Yvon Bourque

  6. I only found your blog 10 or so days ago but it’s easily the best blog I’ve subscribed to this year!

    My request: I would like to see a guide on how to take depth of field shots with the S90 – I have just bought the S90, my first serious camera and ll of the words and menu are like a foreign language to me. Hence, this request! Ideally I want to take photo’s of people’s faces with the background blury… I think these shots look great but I’m unable to get the settings right in order to get this effect!

  7. Cheers Etl! Happy 1 Year Anniversary! Does your stats show that during the lull period of Etl, that 1 daily post from Raleigh NC kept checking in?? Though it was to go to What The Duck’s site… 😉
    Anyways glad you guys are around on the interwebs!

  8. Congrats, having recently started my own Beginner Photography blog I know just how hard it is to keep it entertaining – hope I make it out to a year (and longer) as well

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