With Thanksgiving later this week I wanted to take a moment out to thank you – the readers and community of dPS – for supporting our site and helping us grow.
This last few days we’ve passed (and are approaching) a few exciting milestones that have made me pause to reflect upon what a wonderful group of readers we have here.
- Yesterday we moved past 750,000 subscribers to our weekly newsletter – wow, three quarters of the way to a million (subscribe here if you want free weekly tips emailed to you)
- In the next few days we’re likely to pass through 90,000 Facebook friends (like us here if you haven’t already)
- This week we also hit 200,000 forum members (join them here for some great discussion and sharing)
- We’ve also seen some great growth on Twitter where there are 65,000 people following along (follow us here)
Ultimately the above are just numbers – some of which we’ve celebrated as a team this week – but what excites me most about dPS is the people involved. Our team of writers, moderators and staff have pulled together this year in an unprecedented way and our readership have also been incredibly supportive.
For a site the size of dPS I’m constantly amazed how well our readers and community get along. While some see the internet as a place full of snark, self promotion and sleaze I’m proud to point at dPS as a largely positive, supportive and constructive community that ultimately is about helping camera owners improve their photography.
So I guess I’m saying I’m thankful to you. Thanks for making dPS the place that it is – I can’t wait to see where the year ahead takes us!