Today is January 1, 2011. For the Western World, this day is known as a New Year when thousands and thousands of persons make special plans for the future. These future goals are called New Year’s Resolutions. Some of these resolutions will be remembered for only a few days and then swept under the rug until the next year. The goal most people write down is weight reduction. Diets are popular New Years Resolutions. Fat bellies are not attractive.
I’m no exception. I have selected three New Year’s Resolutions which I have every intention of following by the book. Here there are in order of relevance:
- Purchase a DSLR Canon EOS Digital Rebal T1i 12.2 MP by December 2011.
- Study formal photography through digital books downloaded through PC Kindle.
- Improve my English communication skills.
All of the above are essential if I want to keep enhancing Lingua Franca. Today I starting making cosmetic changes, like inserting a new heading image. The peaks of the mountains represent the new heights I want to escalate as far as blogging is concerned. We accomplished reaching the landmark of half a million hits during 2010. The goal is to reach one million hits by the year 2012 or sooner if possible.
Any assistance you can give me by promoting Lingua Franca through your friends, coworkers and/or relatives will be greatly appreciated. Word of mouth has proved to be highly effective as a marketing strategy. The main subjects of my posts will be about life in Panama City, photography, climate change, and technology. All of these topics are very dynamic and many of you will probably will be interested in searching for information on these topics to make your daily life easier. A good example is using an Amazon Kindle to read your preferred books while going to the beach on vacation. You don’t need a Mac truck to carry your favorite books. At only 8.5 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, this reading gadget is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.
Today we are celebrating our third year writing almost daily posts in Lingua Franca. The same consistency is expected for year 2011. If health permits, there will be at least one post per day. Most of these posts will include images related to the topics discussed. For the time being, the pictures are not really photographs per se; I would say they are snapshots. However down the road, I intend to start posting real photographs based on formal photographic technical rules. That is not an easy job. It’s more easily said than done. But you already know the famous quote of Lao Tseu, “A thousand miles journey starts with a single step.”
Happy Birthday Lingua Franca, I wish you the best in 2011. Let’s reach those shining peaks which represent the reading needs and expectations of millions of readers in every corner of the globe. Good Day and Happy New Year as well.