Exactly one year ago today, I attempted to create a WordPress blog. To be more precise, a photography blog. After hours of researching, La Plume Noire was produced. Who would have thought that a simple gap year would turn me into an obsessed photographer and blogger. This year has changed me for good and hopefully for the better.
Not only have I improved my writing capabilities, but I have also improved my photography. I only have one true advice for improving your photographic skills, just keep shooting. As quoted from the film, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly:
“When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.”
Perhaps that quote was taken slightly out of context, but in photography terms, it remains the same; just keep on shooting. One blink and you may have missed the opportunity. It is all in the practice. The more you shoot, the more you will improve. Don’t let anyone stop you.
Who shall I start thanking first? Without a doubt I have to start thanking WordPress. Thank you WordPress for creating such an amazing community and platform. I don’t think I have ever used other blogging platforms, except for WordPress. It is so easy to use and I look forward in seeing more updates in the coming year. Furthermore, getting Freshly Pressed last month was a complete bonus. It was as if I was that cherry, being ultimately placed on a cake. It was perfect timing. Not only for the statistics, but to see more new faces in the blogging world. To reconnect with other photography bloggers.
Subsequently, by all means, I have to thank YOU! Yes, you the reader. I have gained so many blogging friends, from both sides of the world. It’s almost as if I know you all in person. I will not name names, but you all know who you are. Old and new followers, I thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read and cherish my blog full of photographs. For once in my life, I am perfectly happy. Seriously though, the last time I ever became this excited, was when I was a leader of a 1,000 member Guild on Neopets. Alas, those were my teenage years. As a result, I wholeheartedly appreciate every single comment made, great and small.
La Plume Noire has been an amazing experience that I will never forget, and long may it continue! In years to come, if there ever is a WordPress reunion for bloggers, I hope to meet you all there. Until then, I hope that I have not rambled too much. I expect to show you more photographs in the future and enjoy reading all your wonderful blogs.
Much love and grace