Who views my photos, why, how often, what brings them here?
Every day or so I check with Flickr to see what is being viewed the most, and what has been viewed the most overall.
Oddly, my most viewed image has more than ten times the views of the next most viewed, and to me is a fairly boring bland photo. Linking to it here would only drive the view count up higher, so I won’t!
Is it my suspicious mind, or does the following Flickr Mail seem a little bit dodgy?
In a dutch magazine we would like to publish your photo of the ambulance in victoria. You have it verry small online, is it possible to send me a large size of the photo. We would like to publish it on 20cm wide. So we need it verry large. We can offer you a fee of 50,- euro for the photo.
Looks like Schmap would like to use some of my photos for their next map about Melbourne, nothing special, but its the first time anyone has asked to use them! I guess I’ll see them on http://www.schmap.com/Melbourne if they do get used.
Poking around on Flickr, there seems to be some consensus on tagging images with the Australian postcode in the form pcNNNNN, I guess it’ll have to do until there are tools around that can put the location information into the EXIF headers in a defined way, read it back out, and pass the results around. Plain tags just don’t have enough context — is Victoria a girl’s name, a state in Australia, or a city in British Columbia in Canada?
Flickr has a really distinctive and appealing way of visualising “tags” (keywords) on their photos. Something to keep in mind as a way of presenting the information I guess… [http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/]
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.