There’s really only one link that matters this week and Paul spotted it for us : Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018. This places DearSusan at number 9, ahead of Reddit and Trey. And why does it matter? After all, I’m the one ranting against competitions, rankings and other primitive forms of evaluating human beings. It matters because DS is a collaborative blog and, to me, that’s really what sets it apart from most others. You gals and guys comment a lot, contribute a lot, share a lot.
The time for monolithic brands has peaked. Facebook, Amazon, Google … most of Silicon Valley … they”re a dying breed. Thankfully. Yes, they are still raking in the most money, and will probably continue to do so for the coming years. But money as the only goal for a project is also very much a remnant of our animal past. The future is communal, collaborative and vision driven. Our mission, at DS central (ie a hammock in the shade on a thundery summer scorcher), is to channel the experiences of as many contributors as possible to benefit as many others as possible. There’s no money making in the process, it’s a hobby. But I’d like to think it could sustain a viable business without loosing its purpose. So, it makes me very happy that a blog with that approach (and no video and a lot of … reading !!!) can make it close to the top of a ranking. Thanks to you, thanks to us.
Please keep it up. It’s not just about DS, it’s about making a tiny fragment of the world a nicer place to meet. Cheers and happy linking.
Speaking of community, the number of links provided by you good people now outnumber those provided by yours truly. Yay ! Thanks a lot. Send more. Send photographs, send anything you’d like to share with others for the weekend.
Thanks again for sharing. What did you enjoy and what we you like to see more of? And if you’re standing on the fence, just send us something, you’ll see how much fun it is 🙂 Have a great week-end!