I'm going to take a wee break from blogging over Christmas and the New Year so this would be a good time to thank all my readers for their support this year and wish you all the best over the festive season and a prosperous 2015.
I'd also like to thank those who've contributed posts to the blog - Omar, David M. and Phil Rogers in particular - whose often timely efforts have taken some of the strain off of what is otherwise a one-man band. Omar's post of more than two years ago, A Coffee House in Cunda, remains the second most popular post of almost 400 published since then.
The Online Darkroom is continuing to grow and is now getting between 40,000 and 50,000 hits a month which translates into a 30% increase over the year. It would be nice to see if I could push on in 2015 but it's not going to be easy as I'm already active on the usual social media sites and it's difficult to see where I can go from here.
I think the only way of expanding would be if everyone told their mates about the site and encouraged them to become regular visitors but I know many of you have already done that. Of course, it could be that film is now such a niche interest that there isn't much room left for growth. Or maybe I should bite the bullet and get a Leica outfit so that perhaps the most loyal of all marque enthusiasts would have a reason to stop by?
So, once again, sincere thanks to everyone and have a great time over the next couple of weeks.