Weather Picture Of The Day is a Website that I started back in the year 2000 as a way to provide interesting weather content for the public. Digital Photography was becoming of age and many people had cameras and could capture great snapshots.
Unfortunately, it became a victim of its own success. It took huge amounts of bandwidth to keep running, plus it required quite a bit of daily support. All this impacted my main business, www.weathershop.com negatively even though it did generate some sales due to the meager advertising we placed on it for weather stations and weather gadgets. So, rather than continue to let it impact our business bandwidth and support requirements, I opted to shut it down in 2004 until a better solution could be found.
Enter WordPress and the blog engine. This website, www.wattsupwiththat.com has become a great success and has no impact on my business bandwidth. So I’ve decided to try Weather Picture Of The Day on wordpress.com to see how it goes.
I know there is an interest, I know that digital cameras abound, so give us your best shot and let us share it with the world! See the Submit Photo page.
I’ll be making additions to the website as we go along, and may have some contests and prizes coming in the future. We also hope to add more to our free screen saver and to offer specialized RSS and photo feeds to allow inclusion of free WPOTD content into other weather websites.
In the meantime, help spread the word, tell a friend!