It’s amazing how time passes so fast when you are enjoying yourself. Today Macfilos celebrates its twelfth birthday after starting in August 2008 as an apple-centric blog.
Regular readers will know the story, but I launched Macfilos about the time my first iPhone, the 3G, arrived. In those days Apple was particularly exciting and still something of an outlier in terms of its enthusiast, dedicated following.
Over the next three years that changed gradually and, while I have never lost my enthusiasm for the Mac and iOS ways of doing things, much of the pioneering spirit has departed. Apple is now mainstream in more ways than one.
Alongside my passion for technology, I began to nurture my lifelong interest in photography. I returned to Leica with the M8 and, then, the wonderful M9. Gradually, photography started to take over from technology. This led to the current happy mix of camera comment, photography (especially travel photography) and an unrivalled panel of commenters who add enormously to the interest in any subject we care to discuss. Many of them have made the transition to authors, adding their own flavour to the blog.
So, I hope you will all join me in wishing Macfilos a happy birthday. Between us, we have published 5,087 articles and churned out over five million words. The pictures I’ve lost count of but, these days, I try never to publish an article without some form of illustration.
We are constantly seeking new contributors who can add a fresh angle with their opinions and experience. Why not consider becoming a Macfilos contributor? There’s no financial reward, of course, but you do get the satisfaction of becoming part of the ever-growing Macfilos community. You will also meet new friends all over the world.