December 31, 2006
When we started Michigan in Pictures one year ago, I’m not quite sure what we expected. Looking back, I have to say that of everything we’ve done through Absolute Michigan, it is of this site that I am most proud. We have to give a huge bucket of thanks to the fine folks at WordPress.com, who provide free and fantastic blog service for this and half a million other blogs and also make their amazing blog software available for free at WordPress.org. An equally large container of thanks is due to Flickr, the equally free and equally fantastic photo sharing site. These two companies demonstrate what people who care about what they are building can accomplish.
But beyond either of those are all of you who take and share and appreciate all kinds of photographs of this beautiful land we love called Michigan. We are so grateful to all of you.
This is the time of year when it is customary to make great promises. I’m tempted to make some about how we’ll figure out a way to tie in photos from many more places – professional photographers, other photo services, photography clubs, libraries and museums. Or to say that we will do a lot more photographer profiles like the the ones of Matt Callow and Marjorie O’Brien. Or to announce a massive Michigan photography exhibition. I hope we will do all of these and more but can’t promise anything more than that we will do our very best to honor what you have given us and to show Michigan in all its beauty to all of you.
Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one for everyone.