Like most photographers, I send out email campaigns. They have always been a great vehicle for self promotion. About a month ago I sent an email campaign to about 2,500 prospective clients. I was happy with the results (23% of the emails got viewed). As good as the results were, it was nothing compared with the success of my cover creation video.
The above 80,000 visits are over a 2.5 month period. Compare that to the results below which reflect a years worth of traffic. During most of that year I didn't have a blog so most of the traffic was to view my portfolio only. This further shows how important the blog is to my web site. That is why I've moved the link to my blog from the side menu to next to the portfolio linkit has become just as important.