From Nothing to Something – 2008 In Review

Compact Calendar Card - Design 3 by Joe Lanman on FlickrWhat a year it has been!  Who knew I would join Flickr, FriendFeed, Twitter, start using Google Reader and start a blog all within the last 5 months.  I never thought I’d join Twitter, EVER, let alone start a blog, yet through these new tools, I have physically and virtually met some new amazing people.

It all started with a little curiosity.  I started a new job in August 2007 where one of my coworkers, Ross, was into photography as much as I was.  We started going on photowalks every Monday evenings in March 2008.  Ross easily convinced me to get a “PRO” account on Flickr.  We then began to look around for new places to photograph and I stumbled upon Thomas Hawk’s Top 10 Places for Photography in San Francisco. With that, I started reading Thomas Hawk’s blog regularly and when he mentioned that FriendFeed integrated Flickr favorites into their services, I was all over it.  I got involved and interacted with more and more people on FriendFeed.  My productivity in May sank dramatically.  In early July, a conversation on FriendFeed with Phil Glockner of [scribkin] pushed me to start a blog.  To be honest, I can’t thank him enough.

Since July, this blog has been through quite a bit…

Miraculously, after less then a month, Louis Gray picked me as one of his Five Cool Bloggers for the Month of August.  I certainly was not ready for this mention, but could not thank Louis enough for the exposure it provided.

In September, I Love Photoblogs wrote up a short feature on me and near the end of September, Robert Scoble and Michael Fruchter included me on their list of people to follow.

Finally, at the beginning of the month in December, Your Photo Tips listed this blog as one of the 100 +1 Best Photography Blogs of 2008.

I’m not 100% sure I caught everything, but I truly do appreciate those that have shown support of my blog and my photography.  I’m working hard at keeping Korn on the Blog an informative and inspirational place to visit and read and hope to continue to grow and spread the love into 2009.

Have a happy and safe New Year!

Till next time…

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  • http://www.neilbernhart.com Neil Bernhart

    Awesome year for you! Congrats and keep it up. I love reading your stuff and viewing your photos.

  • http://www.neilbernhart.com Neil Bernhart

    Awesome year for you! Congrats and keep it up. I love reading your stuff and viewing your photos.

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thanks Neil!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thanks Neil!

  • http://thomashawk.com Thomas Hawk

    A great year my friend. Glad we got to go out and shoot a bit during 2008 and looking forward to more in 2009!

  • http://thomashawk.com Thomas Hawk

    A great year my friend. Glad we got to go out and shoot a bit during 2008 and looking forward to more in 2009!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thomas – Thanks for your support and I certainly look forward to more outings in the new year!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thomas – Thanks for your support and I certainly look forward to more outings in the new year!

  • http://michaelfruchter.com Mike Fruchter

    Justin,

    You rock my friend. I’m glad we got to know each other, thanks to FriendFeed. You have a bright photography future ahead of you. Your passion and drive is remarkable. keep doing what you are doing. You have set some great milestones over here and it’s been to fun watch. You know whenever I get to California again, I’m looking you up for dinner and drinks.

    Have a healthy and happy New Years!

    Mike Fruchter

  • http://michaelfruchter.com Mike Fruchter

    Justin,

    You rock my friend. I’m glad we got to know each other, thanks to FriendFeed. You have a bright photography future ahead of you. Your passion and drive is remarkable. keep doing what you are doing. You have set some great milestones over here and it’s been to fun watch. You know whenever I get to California again, I’m looking you up for dinner and drinks.

    Have a healthy and happy New Years!

    Mike Fruchter

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Mike – Your support has probably outed most others and I can’t express my thanks enough. I can’t wait for the day we can sit down over a drink.

    Have a great New Year!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Mike – Your support has probably outed most others and I can’t express my thanks enough. I can’t wait for the day we can sit down over a drink.

    Have a great New Year!

  • http://www.louisgray.com/live/ Louis Gray

    Justin, I am glad to have seen you develop from “nothing to something” this year. I am sure that 2009 will deliver the potential to expand that “something” to “big things”. We’ll be watching.

  • http://www.louisgray.com/live/ Louis Gray

    Justin, I am glad to have seen you develop from “nothing to something” this year. I am sure that 2009 will deliver the potential to expand that “something” to “big things”. We’ll be watching.

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thanks Louis! You are a good and respectable person in the community, even though you now have a point on your record :) I am honored to have had your support and encouragements through 2008 and I hope I am able to return the favors and expand our relationship into 2009.

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Thanks Louis! You are a good and respectable person in the community, even though you now have a point on your record :) I am honored to have had your support and encouragements through 2008 and I hope I am able to return the favors and expand our relationship into 2009.

  • http://www.ilovephotoblogs.com ilovephotoblogs

    Congrats on a great year in 2008. In a tough year, you managed to achieve awesome success..Best of luck for 2009!!

  • http://www.ilovephotoblogs.com ilovephotoblogs

    Congrats on a great year in 2008. In a tough year, you managed to achieve awesome success..Best of luck for 2009!!

  • http://www.1to10reviews.com David Speiser

    Dude, that was a great post. It’s been wonderful to see the blog, the site, and your online persona develop. Scoble better watch his ass. You’re on fire. :)

  • http://www.1to10reviews.com David Speiser

    Dude, that was a great post. It’s been wonderful to see the blog, the site, and your online persona develop. Scoble better watch his ass. You’re on fire. :)

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Rick (aka ilovephotoblogs) – Thanks and I wish you a great 2009 as well!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Rick (aka ilovephotoblogs) – Thanks and I wish you a great 2009 as well!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Dave – Thanks for the kind words, but if you see me on fire, please throw some water on me :) Happy New Year!

  • http://www.justinkorn.com Justin

    Dave – Thanks for the kind words, but if you see me on fire, please throw some water on me :) Happy New Year!

  • http://www.scribkin.com Phil Glockner

    You’ve come a long way, Justin! I’m glad I gave your that initial tiny shove over the tipping point. I say tiny because honestly, you’re a natural, and it’s great to see you online and interacting every day!

    Thanks for the mention and I hope your 2009 goes just as gangbusters for you as last year.

  • http://www.scribkin.com Phil Glockner

    You’ve come a long way, Justin! I’m glad I gave your that initial tiny shove over the tipping point. I say tiny because honestly, you’re a natural, and it’s great to see you online and interacting every day!

    Thanks for the mention and I hope your 2009 goes just as gangbusters for you as last year.