I’ve decided to make a rare second post today because I just realized that this blog has been online for a year. While the very beginning of Joshintaiwan.com had me wondering what exactly to do with this space, I have turned this into a photo blog that has been pretty successful and a lot of fun.
I first started this thinking I would be photographing Taiwan at a pretty leisurely pace. However, as Summer 2010 crept in and I had nothing to do since I had so much time off, I decided to learn photography. And I jumped in headfirst.
In addition to the blog being around for a year, I’ve hit another milestone: 15,000 hits. I’ve come a long way from hoping to get 20 per day and am very happy with this site’s growth. You won’t see any ads anytime soon because they’re just not profitable enough and I like this space to be ad-free.
If you have any opinions/thoughts, let me know. Don’t like the WordPress theme? Writing style? How badly I smell? Or do you think this blog is great? Leave it in the comments. Or not. Regardless, I’m having a bit of fun with this site and it’s a great way to connect with friends and family back home.
One fascinating part of this journey has been connecting with people from all over the world. This map, provided by Statcounter.com, shows where users are from. Note that any important information isn’t stored with me – I just get an indication of general locations.
There you are! All 6 continents, if we are to include random hits from Egypt and the occasional South Africa. This data is only a collection of the past 50 or so hits, so there are more, but this gives a good approximation for averages.
With that, I’d like to thank any regular readers. Whether it’s Niko, Odee, Tes, jfn2d (not sure I ever caught his real name!), Lulu, Mac or anyone else who frequents this blog that I forgot, thank you! This blog has a lot to do with Taiwan and I certainly draw in Taiwanese, but I’m amazed at the cultures I’ve encountered through this site for the first time.
With all of this said, I’ll be changing a few things. I’ve decided to go from posting M-F to posting M/W/F. This will help me improve the writing part of this blog and hopefully give me time to organize photos in a way that tells stories. If you have any other ideas, please share them. And thanks for visiting/reading/viewing!