Yes, my blog turns nine today. For almost a decade, I have written 335 posts, an average of 3 blogs per month. I always see to it that at least, no matter how busy my schedule is, I have one entry per month. That would mean, I have been continuously blogging without skipping a month! But I guess if not for photography, I would have not been able to maintain this blog.
behind the bushes
a shutterbug naps, misses
I may run out of words any time soon but I will never run out of photos. I have to thank the digital age for giving us easier access in capturing life. Take a rest for a while but not for too long or else you will be missing precious moments. But don’t feel any regret as there are some instances that need to be embraced rather than captured by cameras. If I have no DSLR or point and shoot camera in hand, I have the ever-reliable iphone5s. There are times that I prefer to be an audience though and it feels good too.
As a tribute to my blog’s 9th birthday, here are the nine most read entries. Let’s go back in time. And please have a look at them in case you have missed them before.
Bloomsville, 2014 - Where to go in Japan during spring season
Spellbind, 2013 - A musing about the spring season
Spectacle, 2012 - Brazilian dance and sounds invade Tokyo
Santa, 2013 - Birthday celebration covered in snow
Kybele, 2011 - Model shoot in Denmark
Badminton, 2012 - Things expat do to beat homesickness
Fit, 2015 - How I lose 20 kgs in 6 months
Summit, 2012 - I climbed Mt. Fuji
Remnant, 2009 - Our hometown’s version of Taj Mahal
Here’s to more another 9 years – more photos, more haiku and more blogs to come.
Photos taken with Nikon D7000
lens used : Nikor 18-300 mm
congrats on this milestone!ReplyDelete
i like what you said about not missing a month without posting at least an entry, no matter how busy the schedule. that takes solid discipline.
and we, your readers, are so much richer for that, with your fine poetry and stunning photography.
thanks ds! i am trying hard not to break that streak. as long as i am having fun, i will continue blogging, shooting and distilling thoughts. :)Delete
Happy anniversary idol! Always looking forward to your blog posts. :)ReplyDelete
haha thanks thanks :)Delete
Happy birthday shutterbug! It's always a pleasure to visit your posts - for the photographs and the wordsReplyDelete
Thanks Jae - hope I'll have the will to continue forever hahaDelete
It has always been a thrill to see your photography and admire your description of the world through your eyes. Thank you so much for presenting such a great blog to visit.ReplyDelete
My pleasure Robin. Thanks for coming too, makes me more creative in sharing a new postDelete
Hi Totomai! Happy blogaversary. I always enjoy your entries here. I was listening to someone on the radio the other day who said something like if you are on a trip and are busy taking photos you won't remember much about the trip but only will remember the photos. Wondering what you think of that!ReplyDelete
Both ways, Mary. Sometimes I stop taking photos to embrace the moment. It happens naturally I guess :)Delete
Hey congratulations!! Its always such a pleasure to read your posts :DReplyDelete
Arigatou Sanaa :)Delete
And we are lucky to have this gifted shutterbug still blogging after 9 years...many congrats....and I hope you will continue for many more years!ReplyDelete
I feel so old already Donna haha. Thanks a lotDelete
Congrats on 9 colourful years, totomai. I enjoyed the look back, especially summit in Mt Fuji.ReplyDelete
It's my favorite experience Sherry. Too bad, the skydive experience didnt make the cut :)Delete
Terrific sharing Totomai and such quality of work too, throughout... Great to seed you shining to and so much here to enjoy... With Best Wishes on your anniversary... Scottie xxx www.scotthastie.comReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words Scott.Delete
Congrats on 9 wonderful years! You have captured the beauty of life through the lens. May you continue your journey of discovery.ReplyDelete
I hope I'll never lose that drive in blogging and shooting. Thanks TruedessaDelete
Happy Blogiversary.....9 years! Wow :-) Thank you for sharing your adventures with us through such stunning photography and personal stories of each place.ReplyDelete
9 years had a been a blast! Thanks CCDelete
Wonderful to have 9 years.. and be sure not to miss life behind your lens... I look forward to many more photographic images.ReplyDelete
Of course, Bjorn. There's so much life has to offer :)Delete
Wonderful! And many moreReplyDelete
cheers to that RKDelete
Happy 9th birthday to your blog! Congratulations...I look forward to checking out your most read posts. :-)ReplyDelete
Hope you will enjoy them CarrieDelete
Happiest 9th blogging anniversary! *snap, snap*ReplyDelete
Time for some music, Magaly. ThanksDelete