Sunday, 22 October 2017

CELEBRATION: The TAG Heuer Enthusiast Blog is One Year Old!

Actually I'm a bit late with this post, a couple of weeks late to be exact... but still, in a way it seems like I've been doing this longer than a year already. Over the course of this weekend I took it upon myself to create a 'Post Archive' (see tab at the top) which meant typing out a list of each and every post (all 294 of them) and then creating a link for each one. Needless to say it's taken quite a long time to do this, at least 3 or 4 hours, but I think it's worth it. Blogs are great, but they really don't make it easy to go back and read everything from the start, so if you find a blog that's been going for a while it can be a lot of hassle to go back and most of the time you'd probably just not bother. With my archive I hope people will make the effort to go back and read my older posts and watch the old videos and of course it also makes it easier to find a particular post you might have seen before, or makes it easier to pinpoint old posts which are of interest to you in particular. I will probably update the archive at the start of each new month.

You might also notice I've created a new header for the blog, I was never really happy with the text on the previous one and I thought it was time for a change, so I swapped out the Carrera Heuer 01 for the Aquagraph... and I thought it was a bit of fun to slightly parody the 'Swiss Avant Garde since 1860' strapline as well.

Looking back over the old posts, as I have been doing (endlessly) this weekend, it strikes me how reserved I've been writing about my own watches. I think when I started the blog I didn't want to write all the posts about my own collection and so tried to ration it and now it seems that I've gone a year down the line and hardly written anything about some of them. Which is good in a way as it gives me something to go at going forward.

If you're wondering why the photo of the Formula One at the top of the page, it was just what I was wearing today and I decided to take a photo for my new Tumblr and to post on some forums. I'm trying to be a bit more active on watch forums in an effort to raise awareness of this blog, and I'm also trying to get a bit better at taking photographs with my limited equipment. If you click on this it's a pretty huge picture and you can get a really detailed look at the bezel, but not so much the dial because of the reflection perhaps...

Anyway, that's about it for today, my poor fingers are absolutely blogged out, so I'll see you in the next post.