First Anniversary

April 14, 2010

Celebratory lemon cupcake

One year ago today I launched this blog.  I made a commitment to myself to post every day for at least one year in order to create  a visual record of my world through four seasons.  Blogging provided a way to grow as an artist and individual by working with a new medium that could combine my love of words with sharing photographs.

I am pleased with the year’s work.  I took 6,500 photographs over the past year, created 385 posts, and recorded 8,600 visits to my blog.  

I do plan to keep posting to this blog.   There will be one noticeable change, however.  I will post only when I have something to share, not necessarily every day. 

I don’t want to become stale.  As I continue to evolve in my creative pursuits, I expect that my blog will change over time as well.  At this point, I don’t know what these new directions will look like.  I would like to spend some time exploring how to market my photographs.  I would like to explore painting and drawing rather than just making photographs.  These are challenging projects for me, and it’s all a bit scary because I don’t know if I’ll be any good at them.  You are welcome to read about my journey and struggles in this blog as I forge ahead in the coming year.

I appreciate all of my readers, and I hope you keep checking in.

9 Responses to “First Anniversary”

  1. Amy Says:

    Thank you, Rosemary. Your photos are stunning and your talents amazing. I have appreciated the connection to “home” … the UW, Pike Place Market, Volunteer Park… Have fun as your journey continues.

  2. Shirley Mord Says:

    So glad to hear you are continuing and I will look forward to your new postings..I think I will get the tree book for my husband as he is a fan of trees.

  3. Lynne Says:

    What a wonderful record you have made of a year that is both specific and representative of the way we live in Seattle (mostly) now! Thank you for sharing this year in your life, and good luck with whatever comes next.

  4. Ann Roth Says:

    Happy anniversary, my friend. I agree with the other women who posted. Your photos and recipes, the poems and all your insights are a delight.
    I look forward to more.

  5. carol green Says:

    Happy anniversary Rosemary.Your photographs are stunning, the poetery and recipes delightful. I love starting my day by reading your blog. I look forward to the comming year.

  6. Carol Says:

    Well done Rosemary. You have made my year brighter, lovelier, tastier and more gentle and reflective thanks to your blog.

  7. Margaret Says:

    Congratulations! I’m impressed by your diligence AND talent in so many areas! I am glad to hear you are continuing.

  8. sandy bessingpas Says:

    I too check your blog the first thing each day and am always amazed by the variety of the posts and the perfect image to go with the words you chooose to highlight each day-yours and those from favorite books etc. I’m glad you are continuing and I will continue to enjoy your creative pursuits via your blog.

  9. Jillian Says:

    Finding myself very inspired Rosemary–thank you!

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