So I try not to be too much of a numbers whore, but this particular little landmark I couldn’t pass by. I started posting photos with flickr about four years ago, in late 2005. Today I checked the statistics of how much web traffic I’m getting like the geek that I am, and saw that over the weekend, my hit counter clocked through the one million mark. In other words, an assortment of people have clicked on my photos over a million times in the last four years.
That takes a bit for me to get my head around. That also makes the internet a pretty amazing place. A million. That’s a lot. A lot of clicks. Imagine if I got a penny for every click.
[Pause for sigh]
Anyways, not too much more to say about that except to acknowledge that many of you here on this blog have clicked through from my photos, so thanks to you for dropping by and for checking out my stream.
And on a less universally pointless note, thanks especially to the people in the flickrverse who have, over the years, commented on my photography, both positively and negatively. The feedback I received from the flickr community has been immensely valuable in helping me learn and understand photography, to get a feel for what people like and what they don’t, to be inspired by other beautiful photographs, and to encourage me as well to keep trying and pushing my own boundaries. I have never taken a photography course or read anything other than the most basic of books, but I can happily attribute any growth in my photographic skills to the words and images strangers have shared through that site. My sincere thanks.