Happy Birthday to ThePhoblographer.com!

The Single Piece of Cake

A little over a year ago today, I sat on my bed, after having left Photography Bay’s staff and the paparazzo agency I worked for, with my Macbook on my lap and I told myself, “I’m sick of being unemployed and unproductive.” I had recently graduated college and felt that as soon as I stopped overpaying for tuition that they had cut me off from all sources of finding employment.

So I started looking for more freelance writing and shooting, and so, I built a blog.

Today, at exactly around 10:28PM, The Phoblographer was born. It started on Blogger first and then I moved it to WordPress all in a matter of one night. As the Editor in Chief and founder of this site, we’ve managed to achieve a Google Pagerank of 5 and an Alexa score of, “only 113,000 in the world” as one source stated that offered to rent our content. I’ve had three private offers to buy the site so far and I’ve turned them all down.

We’ve evolved: from the days where I used to write all postings, to bringing on Vincent Pastore, to moving onto publishing on weekends as well, to the powerhouse of a staff we’ve got already. And we’re only still growing. We’ve had a wonderful year: we’ve made Gizmodo, Engadget, Petapixel, and the SEO skills of this team are probably the reason why the rumors sites link in so often (I don’t know you cryptic dudes, but thanks.)

The Phoblographer has carved out our own niche: our Field Reviews examine products in the way that they’re supposed to be used. Our tips and features break terminology down into a down to earth format so that the average person can understand them, and we understand you.

With this said, I’d like to thank you, the readers. Without many of you, we wouldn’t be here today and I’ve honestly never thought that there could have been a bunch of folks out there on the interwebs that are as kind as you all are.

So one last time and from the bottom of my heart (and even that isn’t enough): thank you for your kindness and continued support. You’ve put tears of joy and happiness in my eyes as I have written this and reflected back on the year that I’ve had.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.