Tuesday, August 2, 2016

#*%#+*%$&**** H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A R Y TO W H O ? *+##@**#

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO:
123PHOTOGO !!!

YES, IT'S TRUE !  I HAVE REACHED A MILESTONE ON THIS DATE:  AUGUST 3RD 2016  ! 


IT'S BEEN 1 YEAR SINCE MY FIRST
POSTED BLOG ! 

If you will allow me to recap what has happened in this year:

1-  August 3rd 2015, my first blog was posted.  I had about 5 or 6 who first clicked on my blog to follow it.  Mostly family.  I talked to them about sharing it on Facebook, twitter, and wherever else we could to get things rolling.  At that time, I was dedicated to only doing photo classes and I was planning on doing only 1 per week. 
2-  After about 1 month, I believe I was up to about 8 regular followers or 12 pageviews.   But, I knew it would take time and patience, and not give up.
3-  I went on Facebook and started a second account the first month to find all those who seemed interested in photography and clicked on people all over the world.  Many of you who are on my Facebook page were some of my first "photographic Friends" and stayed with me as I have grown.
4-  After a few months I started adding a few more things per week, such as "Photos of the Week".  Originally, I only had 4 or 5 photos each week.  Now, I have 6 per week, and I have stuck to doing every Thursday.  I am much more dedicated to finding the photos and know where to go on the internet than I was then, but, even then, the photos, I believe, were outstanding. 
5- By January, 2016, I had reached my first 1000 pageviews. I was excited that I was growing so fast.  But the reason I grew so fast, is that Fuji Film liked one of my posts or special blogs that I did, and re-posted it on their own website.  With that one post, I had 783 hits with just that one post and that was on December 27th, 2015.  Merry Christmas to me. 
6-  I had several specialty blogs that I have posted that continue to be big hits.  I did a special blog on "The Art of Black And White Photography".  And people came out of the woodwork to see that.  Several groups were hoping their photos were on that blog, but, more than that, to be excited to see the Black and White Photography was being recognized by someone. 
7-  Now, today, August 3rd, 2016. we are almost 12,000 page views and growing faster than ever.  My "Like" page on Facebook now has over 3650 Likes, and grows all the time just by word of mouth.  And you see special advertising on certain blogs I do go out on Facebook all the time now.  I get special recognition on Google as one of the top blog sites in the world now.  And we are just excited about where we are going from here.



SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

  • Before this month is over, I will have my own website.  I have 123photogo as a registered domain name and will soon have my own website.  I will announce it's birth on this blogsite.  I am excited to have that  up and going. 
  • I am planning on working with more of the bigger magazine companies, and larger websites to publish my blogs or articles on their websites and Facebook / Twitter pages etc. 
  • You hardly ever see my own photos.  I will be posting my own photos now on my own website, with a link to this blogsite as well. 
  • I will include video and more exciting forms of entertainment as part of this blog, just making it more fun and exciting to come to.  This is to be a place of entertainment for photographers, as well as training and a source of information. 

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU.  I WOULD NOT BE IN THIS POSITION WITHOUT ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT, ALL OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AND ALL OF YOUR GREAT PHOTOS !  YOU ARE ALL AMAZING PEOPLE, AND IF I COULD MEET YOU ALL SOME DAY, I WOULD.  AS WE GROW THIS BLOG SITE, I AM SURE THAT SOME OF YOU WILL BECOME EVEN CLOSER FRIENDS.  SOME OF YOU ALREADY ARE IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION, AND I APPRECIATE THAT FRIENDSHIP, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER MET YOU.  A SINCERE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.  AND IF YOU WILL NOW JUST PLEASE SHARE ALL OF THE FUTURE BLOGS I POST, I AM SURE YOU WILL BE HIGHLY ENTERTAINED AND INFORMED. 


SINCERELY,
LANNY COTTRELL
123PHOTOGO