I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time, but I have been updating my Photoblog at www.shanemcdonald.me recently with some photos of Canada. So Far, Toronto, Niagara Falls and Montreal have had images uploaded.
If you are on Twitter you can follow my @shanesphoto or my personal twitter account @mrshanemcdonald
I hope to have some time to include more updates here soon..
I was delighted to find that my photo of Kinsale Co. Cork was included on the 2013 Morris Oil calendar.
At this stage the photo has made it onto the 2013 calendar but in order to win the overall prize it must get the most LIKES.
Original Post : http://www.shanemcdonald.me/042012-kinsale-co-cork-14project-52/
The traffic to the site is now 1,000 visitors up PER DAY, over the same daily periods in the first 6 months of the year. In the months Jan to June I was getting about 1,800 visitors per day to the site and I put this down to my lapse in frequent blogging and a reduction in updates to the site. This follows on from the Panda and other updates from Google in recent months and I was sure I was affected.
In July I decided to start blogging more and updating the site more frequently. I uploaded a few blog posts in July. This seemed to work very quickly and early August traffic seemed to indicate very high spike in traffic and no apparent reason. Could this be down to the updates and more frequent blog posts?
I will wait and see – but for now I will not be resting on laurels and will be updating the blog on an ongoing basis to ensure this new gain of traffic is not lost !
I had being blogging quite a lot between July 2011 and January 2012 but due to may things, I had very infrequent updates to the blog and to the website in general since January. The one thing I noticed was a drop in traffic and this is something which Google and Search Engines love to see – Regular Updates with Original Quality Content.
Below is a graph of traffic to the website since the regular updates to the site were reduced to once a month or once every three weeks. I’m now doing a test to see how a concerted effort on content might grow this traffic once more.
I’m going to have a blog post on the site once every three days if possible and can then assess the results in traffic numbers. I’m looking at getting the traffic back up over the 50K unique visitors per month.
Lets wait and see…
The concept of Project365 is a way of documenting your life or your photography by taking a photo every day for a year. With the new 5 and 8 MegaPixels camera phones this project365 concept is becoming more popular and images are shared on social networks such as Facebook. I tried Project365 in 2010 and didn’t get far, due to not having the focus or time, to post a unique photo every day.
This year I decided to post a Photo per week in Project52. That way I can maintain some quality within the photos posted rather than just posting any old photo.
What is Project52?
Every week, for one year (52 weeks), I will be taking a photo and posting it online, at shanemcdonald.me, My PhotoBlog.
Photos of what?
The Photos will be of anything ; whatever I am around or whatever I find interesting.
I will be using a DSLR at all times unless I am travelling when I will be using the iPhone 4S which has an excelent camera.
Week 1 of Project52
You can see the first post at shanemcdonald.me by clicking here.
Follow my PhotoBlog on Twitter @shanesphoto or my main account @smcdonalddotorg
Happy New Year to all the visitors to this website and thank you to the 931,000 people who visited this site over the past year.
Wishing you a very Happy 2012 !