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urban ku # 101 ~ slow down and take a minute

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Every once in a while, when I check my web stats, I discover that visitors are flocking to The Landscapist in incredibile numbers. Yesterday was one of those days - over 1,000 first-time visitors and over 2,000 page loads.

As is always the case whenever this happens, the stampede is attributable to a mention (usually about something I have written) with a link to The Landscapist posted by one of the blog-o-sphere's 'biggies'. Yesterday's 'biggie' was Scott Kelby, the #1 Bestselling computer/ technology author (26 books on Photoshop, digital imaging, and technology) in the world for the past three years straight. Scott also is the editor/publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Darkroom magazine (all about Adobe Lightroom), training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Scott's site is devoted to, you guessed it, all things Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom so it's was bit of a surprise to find the following sandwiched in all the PS/LR news, scoops and tips - I ran across this blog this past week, and I just really found the photography interesting. It’s called “The Landscapist” but it’s not your typical landscape photography site ... [T]here’s just something about their stuff I really like. Give it a look-see ...

Thanks, Scott (but you didn't say a thing about my brilliant PS work). Even more amazing is that not one of the more than 1,000 first-time visitors had anything - good, bad or indifferent - to say about anything. Not that I'm complaining. Just thought I'd mention it.

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 09:47AM by Registered Commentergravitas et nugalis in | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

Who would have thunk that Mark (those of us who know him well) would have a series of images taken from a "party barge"?!?!

August 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteraaron

Hi Mark,

I've found when I post a "how-to" article that people link to my blog, and I get more views and comments. The reason many people read photography blogs seems to be learning about technique or equipment.

While Photoshop and gear articles are useful up to a point, please rest assured that the more philosophical territory covered here is much more interesting and important to some of us, even if we don't always leave comments telling you so.

Cheers,

Joe


August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Reifer

Pretty amazing that no one out of those >1000 made a comment. Are they all gearheads that don't care about anything else? I'll continue blithely on my way, doing pretty much what I've always been doing, nonetheless.

August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKent Wiley

I guess I'd better stop and say Hi then. Having moved our princess into nyu sunday your dorm room looks positively spacious.

I briefly scouted around one of your photo galleries and I'll for sure have to stop back and wander around. Thanks
tim

August 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertim

That's great that Scott Kelby is one of your fans! Congratulations on becoming even more famous. :-)

September 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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