Monthly Archives: December 2009

FREE Photos For Blogs And Websites

Posted by on December 31, 2009

Starting in 2010 I’m going to be offering my collection of images to other bloggers. I’ve currently uploaded 8,795 images, taken from over 60 countries around the world, and am adding more images all the time. Basically, I am allowing any image that I host on my travel photography site to be used by other bloggers for free.

My images are not in the Creative Commons, but I’ll be offering them for basically the same terms. Here is what you have to do to use my images:
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State of the Blog: The Future of Everything Everywhere

Posted by on December 31, 2009

Me in Muscat, Oman

Me in Muscat, Oman

I’ve been running this blog for over three years now. I estimate I’ve taken over 60,000 photos and every month seems to be a new record for traffic. Over 100,000 people a month are visiting my site and there is still a lot of room for growth. I’ve visited places I never thought I’d visit and has been the best three years of my life.

Tomorrow we will see the start of a new decade and soon I will once again be on the road for the start of a brand new adventure. I thought this would mark a good time to give an overview of where I think my site is and where I want to take it.

As I leave Wisconsin this time, I’m in a very different position than I was back in March, 2007. I’m far more experienced in the ways of travel, blogging and photography. I’m not the guy with wide eyed excitement at the thought of a trip of a lifetime. I’m treating this more as a profession now. I mean that in the best sense of the word. This is something I can see me doing for the rest of my life, and I’ve never felt that way about anything before. In fact, that is my goal for my blog: to be able to keep sharing stories from around the world. That’s it. Not get rich, not get famous, just keep doing what I’m doing.
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