We hit 1,000 subscribers a couple of times last month. But RSS feed subscription numbers are not absolute. They fluctuate often, sometimes going down, sometimes going up, based on daily feed views (not actual subscriptions); so I preferred to err on the side of caution before making this announcement!
I decided to use the benchmark of 1,000 subscribers over a period of one week, and we just managed to achieve that with your help (8 days now, actually)!
Wow, I’m thrilled about your support! For a blogger who does not post all that often, you’ve shown me a great deal of it. Thank you!
With a Little Help From my Friends
Through our transition from Photography Tip to Beyond Photo Tips, I’ve had some support from some wonderful bloggers, Brian Auer from Epic Edits Weblog, and Umesh Gopinath from Whitespace have been a continual source of motivation. There are others too, but too numerous to mention, and some without a blog for you to check out… However, If you’re one of them, you know…
The graph below shows the steady increase in RSS subscriptions from when Beyond Photo Tips used to be “Photography Tip” till the 6th of May, 2008.
The large jump that you see from around 230 subscribers to around 550 subscribers in November 2007 is mainly attributed to Brian’s post about his favorite photography blogs and their RSS feeds.
You’ll find Beyond Photo Tips listed there at 31 under the name “Beyond Photo Tips“. This was before we moved from the blogger platform to an independent domain. BTW, Brian’s site comes up as a “Highly Recommended RSS” addition to your feed reader.
My work as a Web Designer / Photographer does not give me much time to write for Beyond Photo Tips, but it is enormously encouraging to see this kind of support for whatever little that I do write. I suppose it’s also a good reason to try to make some more time in my schedule to write a bit more.
I’m going to take this opportunity to let you all know that I’m working on a new series of posts that I hope will be revealing to some, and engaging for all of you. What is it about? Check your feed reader one of these days, and you’ll find out!
Thanks for the great times so far, but I’m curious to see where this goes in the future. I hope you choose to stick around for the ride!
About RSS Feeds
If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about RSS subscribers, here are a couple of links to help you out, also do remember to come back and subscribe to the Beyond Photo Tips RSS feed, once you’re done. You could also sign up to receive our posts in your email.
Also, do remember that your feedback means a lot to me. If you ever want to request a post about a particular topic, do leave a note in the comments, shoot me a mail (at susheel <at> beyondphototips.com) or catch me online at my twitter account. While I can’t promise that I will write about it, I certainly will try to fill that request.
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Published: May 8, 2008 | Last Updated: August 18, 2021