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It all started in 2004.  I registered a www address (mEYEworld for those who remember) and uploaded my favourite photographs.  No words, just pictures – aiming at a photograph a week.  It didn’t work as well as I wanted, and apart from two readers, I had only one visit from the outside world.  In 2006, I started IkarosImages and advertised it on every outgoing email to every friend and family member.  My total number of readers for that soared to 4.  Yes including my wife…  

In 2008, I learned a little more about blogging and noticed how the results of search engines seriously included some posts. I started and immediately felt that I’ve opened to a different world.  A world with real readers ad genuine interest.

This post is to thank you ALL for coming back again and again.  I have so much pleasure and pride in writing that today – and after less than ten months – I had 10,000 visits!  In the blogging world this is by no means anything significant.  Do however compare it to the above and you will soon see the reason for the candles… It’s a huge achievement for me personally.  It’s an average of a 1000 a month and is beyond any of my wildest predictions.

Your comments, compliments and advice are huge drivers.  Please keep those coming.


  1. Congrats! Wishing you all the best and keep your inspiring photography coming.

  2. Thats very good to know, I personally constantly check your blog for your photographs and the little story behind them.

    All the best and all the support to you, cheers!

  3. I just found your blog,, Amazing photo!

  4. We come because you produce amazing content. Your pictures are of a world far away from where I am 🙂

    • Amu
    • Posted 7 February 2009 at 3:19 pm
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    I am not a very old reader of your blog but since the first day I read it I just loved it…Your pics are really good..congrats!

  5. This is one of my favorite blogs. You have an amazing eye, and I love to see the world through it. I also love the photos of Softmint and stories about your children. And your garden. When I come to this blog, I feel like I have a talented neighbor, and I feel so honored.

  6. — MacaholiQ8
    Thank you. I will in shaa Allah.

    — Patrick Semaan
    Cheers and do please keep coming back. I love reading your log too.

    — :::ShoSho:::
    Welcome. Thank you 🙂
    Will check out yours.

    — Abid
    Thank you 🙂

    — Amu
    Thank you. Your recommendation of my blog contributed many new readers 🙂

    — intlxpatr
    That’s a huge compliment, because I’ve seen your comments on many many blogs. Thanks 🙂

    • 8bitsofcoffee
    • Posted 8 February 2009 at 12:21 pm
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    You’ll always catch a smile on my face when Google reader announces a new post from here 🙂

  7. Thanks 🙂

  8. Mabrook ! Hope you have a lot more visitors in the years to come. I keep coming back to your blog coz your posts are short and the pictures are really great. Keep it up. 🙂

  9. Thanks Mathai and welcome back. Appreciate your feedback. I enjoy reading your blog very much 🙂

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