I went to bed last night(Wednesday) and realized that Tuesday was my 1-year blogiversary.
It's been a whole year (Dec 20th) since I started TV Photog Blog at the insistence from Lenslinger that this blog thing was going to be big. I hadn't really paid much attention to blogs before that, but boy have I this year.
I would say that this phenomenon along with other technology can be likened to the beginning of the 20th century. In the early 1900s Ford was perfecting the horseless carriage, the Wright's were trying to take to the air and a lot of people thought they were crazy and that these contraptions would fade away. But look where we are today.
The world is a changin' and blogs are the new airplane. There's really no telling what these silly online diatribes will look like in 5, 10, or even 20 years, but much like the Wright Brothers, or Henry Ford, I have hope that it's going to be big, and I think that eventually it will affect 100 percent of the population in some way or another. And to an extent that is already happening with blogs beginning to play a part in news coverage on local and national levels.
As for me, in the annual year of my blog I've accomplished a whole lot that I am proud of.
I have received NPPA awards for 2 of my stories, I was recently nominated for 2 Emmy Awards and I have been able to produce some truly amazing stories all year long.
I am also very fortunate to be able to have Stewart 'Lenslinger' Pittman as a friend and co-worker. Even though we grew up in the same neck of the woods, living within miles of each other, we only met when covering news in the mid-90s for separate stations. But in the past year we have worked together to perfect our blogging (though his writing is 100 times what mine could ever be), talking through ideas and working out technical issues(that's where I come in to offset his writing advantage).
And I have met a bunch of great people through the blog. A lot of them I have only contacted online, but look forward to in person meetups one day.
I was fortunate to meet the lovely Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom at Converge South in October.
And back in May I got to know some of the Greensboro area bloggers at the monthly Wednesday night meetup.(Wenesdays are always booked for me or I'd go to all the meetups)
I've taken a ton of pictures in the year, at first with my cell phone, but in March I dropped a couple of bucks on a nice digital camera and that really lit the blog up.
So I leave you with some thumbnails of some of my favorite TVPhotogBlog pictures.
You can see more TV Photog Blog Pictures on Flickr.