Archive for the ‘Milestones’ Category

Millionaire Milestone

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

THE other day – well, somewhere between January 22 and 23 GMT – the visitor counter for Someone Once Told me clicked past 1,000,000. I’ve taken a belated screenshot today (January 26) of part of the site stats and posted it here.

For quite a long time I’ve been staring at that particular figure, punching in the digits from September 8, 2007 when the site went fully live, to see what the running total of visits was. The big prize was to eventually get up to 1m, and now it’s been achieved I feel something of a sense of relief, and pride, and great pleasure that so many people have contributed to the SOTM idea, by either visiting the site or contributing an image.

The figure of 8.3m page views, one which rises regularly, is rather bloody marvellous too, and testimony to how much interest is generated by the things other people have been told around the world, some of which are on display on the site – more than 1,200 and rising daily.

I have been idly wondering of late how I might wind SOTM up one day, how best I can ever provide an exit from it, not because I don’t love it utterly and wholeheartedly, but because I’m always wracked with doubt about how many images I can possibly get, and how long can it all go on for before things just grind to a halt.

Well, stats like the one posted above make me believe that the SOTM adventure has a little while longer to go yet.

Thanks to everyone who’s ever visited the site – now for the next 1m hits.


Monday, October 19th, 2009

HELLO and welcome to my new blog, SOTMario. I plan to use this medium to blog about the many adventures that I get up to while running the Someone Once Told Me website and also about photography in general. So if you’re a photographer, professional or amateur, or know of any good photography stuff going down somewhere, do get in touch as I might want to feature you/it on here.

Incidentally, if you’re wondering why there are other posts that date from much earlier on, that’s because I’ve taken some of SOTM’s former Latest News page and implemented these bits and pieces into the blog, to get it going. So don’t worry, you’re not late to the party 😀

Happy Second Birthday, SOTM!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I Think I'm Falling For YouTODAY is SOTM’s 2nd birthday. Many thanks to the 354,000 people who have visited the site 484,000 times, browsing through 4.2m pages. I specifically chose a photo for this anniversary that had been sent in by someone else. This is because, as much as I love taking photographs and meeting people, nothing gives me more pleasure than when a complete stranger (sometimes on the other side of the world) takes the trouble to do their own SOTM, and shares something of their life with the rest of us.

Happy Birthday, Someone Once Told Me!

Monday, September 8th, 2008

On Monday 8 September, 2008, SOTM became one year old. When I first dreamed this all up I set myself the target of running the website for a year – so I’m delighted to have reached that milestone. Now I’m going to keep going for as long as I can, to hopefully get the site noticed by the media and therefore bring it to a wider audience.

Thanks to everyone who’s ever taken part in SOTM, or emailed in their support, or found someone for me to photograph, and thanks for sharing all the things that someone once told you. You’ve made many of my dreams come true.

SOTM launch party

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

SOTM sketchbooksThe Someone Once Told Me launch party took place on Saturday 8 September 2007 in London. Thanks to all who came.

There was a prize draw, a bit of a speech by yours truly, pictures were taken by Marcus Yorke, and I grabbed a few SOTMs myself while it was all going on.

Two of the ladies who came had previously posed for SOTM on a beach, in Goa, India, about a year before – and we’d never seen each other since. What’s more, they came to the party from Germany! Now that’s the sort of dedication that SOTM likes to see.