10 years, 500 DaDanes
24, 2006 – You are looking at the very first DaDane of DaWeek illustration,
which was first published on April 29, 1996. What
a mess! Fortunately, my skill level has grown significantly over the
past decade, along with the weekly audience.
This week marks the 500th DaDane!
intended to stay at it for so long – but it's a habit that's hard to break.
DaDane of DaWeek was created for one simple reason. I wanted to learn how to
use Photoshop. To do that, I needed interesting subject matter along with the
motivation to practice my craft on a regular basis. DaDane of DaWeek provided
exactly the framework I needed. The rest is history.
And what a history it's been. I recently reviewed the server logs for this domain,
ginnie.com. When I looked at the numbers, I almost fell off my chair. Here's
what I found:
Over 350,000 visitors and over 1.3 million
page views during 2005. (Wow!) This calendar year, we're already close to 485,000
visitors with more than 5 months to go. If the current trend holds, the year's
audience could swell to 830,000 visitors, with page views in excess of
Darn, if I only earned a penny for every
page view! Instead, I guess I'll have to settle
for the satisfaction of knowing that I'm not the only one around who enjoys
looking at, and talking about, Great Danes.
Thank you for your loyal patronage.
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