This is Hyde Daily Photo Volume 1 (2006-2011) which is now in archive mode. For recent photographs please visit Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2. Additional material and links to blogger friends can be found at Hyde DP Xtra.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hyde Daily Photo is One Year Old


Hyde Daily Photo is one year old today. Our first post was a picture of Hyde Market.

In February 2006, after a holiday in Tenerife I published a set of 40 photographs. Shortly afterwards I had an email from Pamela who said "hey, that's my house on your photo of El Palmar." We got into conversation and I discovered that she ran Secret Tenerife whereon she posts a picture from Tenerife everyday.

Whilst I'd published things on my website for nearly ten years, I'd never got involved with blogging. One of my big interests is haiku and in February 2006 I was invited by Alison Williams to contribute to the Ukku Spring Haiku blog. This entailed me signing up to blogger and I began to learn the mechanisms of blogging.

I noticed that Pamela's site had lots of links to blogs in towns and cities throughout the world; that they all linked to each other; that there was in fact a loose community of around fifty daily bloggers posting photos of their part of the world. And so with Pamela's encouragement I created Hyde Daily Photo and here we still are one year on. Instead of 50 sites there are now around 250 similar sites but there is still a sense of community among the blogsite owners who are always helping each other out in various ways.

When Sharon DP turned one last week, blogowner Jenny posted a picture of a single snowdrop to represent the number one. When Paris DP turned two, I posted a picture of daffodils under our willow tree and dedicated them to Eric who is the founder of the DP movement and an inspiration for all of us.

I thought then that this picture of a single daffodil would be an appropriate way of marking the occasion.

Thanks then especially to Pamela, Alison and Eric without whom this blog would never have been born; but also to the many people who have contributed comments, words of encouragement, useful advice and constructive criticism over the last twelve months.

Please keep on coming.

19 comments:

Keith said...

Congratulations on your first full year I'm only a couple of months into my blog and I have missed a few days here and there, but it is good taking photos all the time.
Keep up the good work.

isabella said...

A true milestone - 365 days of showing us around your part of the world. I enjoyed the tour greatly.
Thank you and Congratulations!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy Anniversary! What an accomplishment. We look forward to 365 more photos.

inspired said...

yes well done and congrats on your achievement..
i like the daffodil it's the sign of spring the sign of new life..

Mandi said...

Happy Birthday! Your photos are lovely and I hope to see another 365 of them!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice photograph and congratulations for one year. Our flowers were killed by a week of below freezing temperatures.

kris said...

interesting background story to the begining of your DP blogging. Mine started with me stumbling upon KLDP and decided i'd start my own, simple as that :)

Happy 1st b'day . Thanks for sharing your town with us!

Dsole said...

congratulations Gerald!
I really enjoy reading your "how I started blogging" story. One year... 365 little stories you have shared worldwide! Congratulations!! have a great day of celebration! :)

Han said...

Happy birthday, Hyde DP!

Jilly said...

Love the daffodil and so enjoyed the story of how you got into your Hyde DP and its first year. Many congratulations and may you enjoy the second year as much as the first. I know we will. And thankyou Gerald for being so kind and helpful to me when I became a member of the DP family.

Jillyx

Annie said...

Happy happy birthday, Gerald.

RamblingRound said...

Happy first anniversary! Love the daffodil and thanks for your visit to the newcomer Selma, Ala. Daily Photo.

blueboat said...

Happy Birthday Gerald! Lovely spring photograph. Well done on all your great photographs and commentaries, and thanks for the encouragement you gave me when I started bloggig.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations Gerald. Your sight is the first I turn to each day to see photos of the place I still call home after nearly 20 years away

John said...

Congrats on the one mark. Looking foward to year two.

Z said...

A belated birthday greeting to you! Thanks for sharing your blog story with us, funny how you made the connection with Pamela from Tenerife!

Kate said...

Gerald, You tell a great story for us to enjoy. Sorry I missed the BIG day, but better late than ever! Accolades for you and your accomplishment with many great photos and commentary. Have a good year!!

edwin s said...

HAPPY 1st Anniversary!

It's a bit late. I do apologize. But here I am wishing you another wonderful year of great posts. Much love and peace Gerald.

~tanty~ said...

Happy 1st Anniversary Hyde DP!
My apology for being so late. Thank you for your contribution in this community and I personally thank you also for your support, assistance and nice commentary on my photos.

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