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2 Years!

June 22, 2008

Lima, Ohio

This blog turned two on the 19th! I cannot believe that (minor exceptions like this last crazy week aside) I’ve stuck with it this long. I cannot believe that those of you who come by regularly have stuck with it either.

Thanks to all of you who have commented, downloaded, and bookmarked. You all are the cat’s jammies.

In the time since I started this, I’ve gone from using only a little point and shoot to owning and using a DSLR, an SLR, an instamatic, a Holga, and a $3 panoramic. I no longer haunt cemeteries all year long, but I do still hold Halloween in my heart all year long and now look forward to celebrating it with a bunch of fellow bloggers for a whole month every year. I’ve discovered how much I adore old fashioned ice cream stands and drycleaners.

Speaking of my fellow Halloween bloggers, several have become regular, all-year-long friends, and one of them – a real life graphic designer, no less – has made one of my fondest wishes for this blog come true. Thank you, Karswell for creating my spiffy new banner! I loves it very much.

Last year, I posted the top ten most downloaded songs all year, and the number of downloads never topped 15, I think. I will do the same for this last year, and the numbers have indeed grown a bit! The vast majority of the most-downloaded were songs I posted for either Halloween or Christmas, which surely means … something, I guess.

10) Hot Chip – Colours at 26 downloads
9) Book of Love – Witchcraft at 27 downloads
8) Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good at 29 downloads
7) Foo Fighters – Baker Street at 30 downloads
6) Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am at 33 downloads
5) The Pipettes – White Christmas at 35 downloads
4) Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft at 35 downloads
3) Tom Waits – Silent Night at 38 downloads
2) Jonathan Coulton – RE: Your Brains at 38 downloads
1) The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black at 53(!)downloads

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Karswell permalink
    June 22, 2008 6:07 am

    My pleasure Dania!

    And congrats on 2 years as well… here’s to many many more!

  2. greg permalink
    June 22, 2008 12:46 pm

    Congrats, Dane! 2 years is a big accomplishment. I like the new banner, too!

  3. Walt permalink
    June 22, 2008 10:49 pm

    Congrats, sweetie!!!

  4. Dane permalink
    June 23, 2008 3:23 am

    Thank you, karswell, Greg & Waltie! You three are really my biggest supporters here, and I can’t thank you enough.

  5. michelle permalink
    June 23, 2008 4:51 am

    Congratulations, Dane. Good on ya.

  6. Dane permalink
    June 23, 2008 6:07 pm

    Thank you, Michelle!

  7. Todd Franklin permalink
    June 23, 2008 7:04 pm

    Your blog sure has been a fun photo filled ride! Can’t wait to see what the next two years will bring! Happy belated Blog-day to you and congrats on the two years! Looking forward to October! (The new snazzy banner looks great – nice work, Karswell!)

  8. Dane permalink
    June 24, 2008 12:41 am

    Thank you so much, Todd! (Looking forward to October already here, too!)

  9. Joey Harrison permalink
    June 24, 2008 1:20 am

    Wait, you’re not even two years old yourself yet, are you?!

    BTW, I recognized instantly your striped building. so glad it’s still there.

  10. Dane permalink
    June 24, 2008 2:35 am

    Joey, I am much older than that! Soooo astonishingly much older.

    Yep, that’s the building. I saw it and it’s neighbor, the paint company, and knew them from your photos immediately. They have not changed a bit!

  11. John from the radio permalink
    June 27, 2008 4:41 am

    Belated congrats, Dania… I’ve just recently discovered your blog and am liking it very much. Keep up the great photos and posts!

  12. Dane permalink
    June 27, 2008 5:44 pm

    Aw, thank you very much, John. I appreciate that!

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