06 Mar 2008 Microstock Diaries 12 Months On
Microstock Diaries was launched around this time last year. The 12 month anniversary seems like a good time to take a look at what has happened, what’s been created, and what I want to create for the future of Microstock Diaries.
There were many motivations for creating this blog. I have always been an avid observer of disruptive technology and its impact on markets. I’d been participating in the microstock market for 18 months and was intrigued by all the changes that were occurring. And as a web developer who enjoyed writing, it seemed like the perfect way to combine activities.
The crowning achievement of this blog has been all the help it has provided people starting out in the microstock market. I receive emails and comments on an almost-daily basis thanking me for the information in my posts. It’s fulfilling to be able to earn money in a way that provides so many people with free assistance.
Speaking at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo was another highlight. It forced me to take this blog seriously, which was the catalyst for investing much more time and effort. It was also very gratifying to be acknowledged in that way.
I started this blog all too aware of the fact that I was a student of the microstock market. I proceeded cautiously, asking lots of questions and researching thoroughly. The knowledge I’ve acquired is one of the greatest results of creating this blog.
Much of this information came through the generosity of the people I’ve met. I’ve written Microstock Celebrity posts about most of them. Their knowledge and willingness to share it is responsible for all the helpful and insightful parts of this blog.
At present, Microstock Diaries has 167 posts (including this one) with a total of 405 comments. There are 459 subscribers and 270 links to the front page on other websites.
The biggest opportunity for me with this blog is to increase my own microstock earnings. All that I’ve learned about the market and the contacts I’ve made give me an advantage to improve my photography and its commercial appeal. Therefore, my primary goal for this blog is to be posting earnings reports with bigger numbers!
I’ve enjoyed writing the 167 posts in this blog, so I will continue doing so. Naturally, I’ll strive to continue improving in all aspects – content, research, writing, insight and visuals. I also hope to start publishing guest posts to broaden the perspective on offer.
I’m very much looking forward to the next 12 months.