• Re the "1000 True Fans" experiment, Ctein got enough expressions of interest from people that he has decided to go ahead with the experiment. He's put up a detailed page about it at his site. (He's decided to call it "Collecting Ctein.") I think he did a pretty good job with the page; see what you think.
• Along those lines, very big thanks to those of you who have subscribed to The Online Photographer using the Subscribe button in the right-hand sidebar. You are menschen und, um, womenschen, every ever-lovin' last one a' ya. Danke shoen.
• If anyone has noticed that the site is slow to load recently, I'm afraid I don't know yet what's going on. I'm working on it.
• I do think I blew it the other day. After months of hovering in the 9,000+ range, the number of "readers through feeds" suddently plummeted to less than 4,000 after I revised and republished the "About Us" page (formerly the welcome page). I assume I inadvertently broke a lot of peoples' feeds, for which I apologize. I really don't know from feeds....
Incidentally, for a variety of reasons, the "About Us" page has to keep the same URL and can't be redirected. It now has a Quick Link to the blog at the top of it, however.
• Oh, and speaking of Ctein: the "Ctein" category is now fully populated, in the Categories links.