I often hear and see comments that there is nothing to see or do in and around Port Elizabeth. If that was true, would Port Elizabeth Daily Photo be passing post # 3000 today? Yes, you read correctly. Today is PEDP’s 3000th daily post.
Port Elizabeth Daily Photo was started on 7 November 2007 by Sue and Max Hoppe, collectively known on the blog as SAM. For them it was a labour of love to the city and many current and ex-Port Elizabethans started to get their daily Port Elizabeth fix through their combined camera lenses. With their 500th post approaching, Max and Sue felt that it was time to call it a day. Knowing my passion for Port Elizabeth and the fact that I was already a blogger with The Firefly Photo Files, they approached me to take over and continue PEDP rather than closing it down. I didn’t even think twice and took over with post #501 on 15 March 2009. And here we are, nearly 7 years and another 2500 posts (days) later.
It’s not always moonshine and roses, but I will lie if I said I didn’t continue to enjoy bringing Port Elizabeth to you every day. I think my biggest obstacle is time. Time to go and take photos, time to do research and time to post. But I seem to manage, surprising even myself. Over the last few weeks in the run-up to today I wondered what I should write in this post. All positives or get a bit of ranting in as well. Heck, I have in the past. But you know what? I’m not going to. I’m rather just going to bask in the knowledge that reaching 3000 posts is a huge accomplishment, even if I have to say so myself, and take a deep breath before starting out on the next thousand… one daily post at a time. I do want to thank each and every one of you who follow the blog either by visiting the website every day or through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be doing this.