Today sees the 2000th post of Port Elizabeth Daily Photo. PEDP first saw the light on 9 November 2007 under the penmanship of Sue and Max Hoppe, collectively known on here as SAM. I discovered PEDP fairly early on and became a regular follower, trying to comment whenever I had a chance. Sue and Max inspired me so much that I decided to even try my own hand at blogging. The Firefly Photo Files was born. In many ways that became a life changing moment for me. I was very surprised when I got an e-mail from Sue one day asking if I would be interested in taking over PEDP. They were nearing 500 posts and felt that they needed a break. I savoured the challenge, took over on 15 March 2009 and here I am, another 1500 posts later.
Its been a roller coaster ride so far, mostly ups but every now and then I run out of inspiration, photos or time. But that's never stopped me. What's a journey without a couple of bumps in the road anyway? PEDP has become part of my life. It has forced me to explore Port Elizabeth and its immediate surrounds even more than what I would have. In doing so it also led me to many new places and back to ones I haven't been to in many years.
I often wish the blog would receive more comments and I wonder if its not just a waste of time. Then I get an e-mail, a Facebook message or even a comment in person telling me how much somebody enjoys the blog, how certain pictures brought back memories or that they've seen something they never knew of and went to see or visit it. That is what makes doing PEDP every day worth it.
I have an absolute passion for Port Elizabeth and PEDP has become a record of places, things and memories to be found in and around Port Elizabeth. Its one of the ways I can live out and share my passion. A passion I hope would continue for another 2000 posts and beyond.