Saturday, March 22, 2014

Seventh Anniversary

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Today is STL DPB's seventh anniversary. This is the 2,550th post. What did I get myself into?

I've made some wonderful friends, received exceptional hospitality and seen corners of the world I would never have otherwise known. I almost never read a book anymore, frequently falling asleep over my laptop. My photography and Photoshop skills are better. I've met so many interesting St. Louisans and become far more intimate with my adopted city. It has taken thousands of hours I could have spent doing something else.

Worth it? Hard question. It's addictive to find something you're reasonably good at that gets you praise.

                                  

13 comments:

Olivier said...

UN JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE A STL DPB. Je pense que c'est une tres tres bonne drogue, qui nous fait faire de superbes rencontres ;). Alors bonne continuité et c'est toujours un plaisir de venir ici voir tes photos.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Congratulations Bob, seven years that's quite an achievement!
Olivier confirms that photo blogging can get pretty addictive and he knows what he's talking about ;)

Bibi said...

Lucky Seven. Don't succumb to the Seven Year Itch and quit. I agree with you about what you've learned, people you've met, and the book part, though I do read at least 15 minutes each evening before the book or Kindle falls on my face.

Birdman said...

Wonderful BC. Your words today ring true for me too. I guess that's why we do it... or maybe just crazy!

cieldequimper said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Happy birthday!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations, and yes, it has been worth it.

And I can relate to the experience of falling asleep over the laptop. In my case, it is a byproduct of having a laptop on a lap board that straddles the arms of a very comfortable reclining chair.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I just got a very funny image Bob.. there we all are in cities all around the world nodding off over our laptops, glad to hear that it's not just me :)HUGE congrats on seven years that is a magnificent achievement.. another seven on the cards ?

Memphis MOJO said...

Congrats on the landmark. I look forward to the next seven.

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your great images of Saint Louis.

William Kendall said...

Happy Blogoversary, Bob!

Jack said...

Congratulations, Bob. The reduction in reading is probably the biggest trade-off. Keep going.

(Sorry about SLU departing the tournament.)

Stefan Jansson said...

Congrats to 7 years of photo blogging. It sure has been worth it. Always fun to see what you will come up with. Keep up the good work and keep falling asleep at the computer!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Seven years is totally impressive. It has to be rewarding, otherwise how could you keep it up? Continued blogging happiness.