Yes We Did, and apart from Prop 8, I’m pretty stoked right now. But the gays are on the upward civil rights path, and there’s no stopping that IMHO.
My THATONE photo has been viewed over 1000 times since I posted it a little over a day ago!!
That’s a genuine ‘hit’ photo in my book. I’ve got two or three of them now! Guess I’ll have to shoot for 10,000 with the next one? I did some little promotion here and there, but certainly nothing as targeted as I could have.
At least I won’t be driving around with what amounts to a big ‘loser’ tag on my cars!!!
Prop 8 is a real downer. I expect our courts to throw it out like they did the previous one.
Congrats on THATONE being so popular. I’m quite jealous.
The only things I have on Flickr that get that kind of attention were shot by my grandpa in Hollywood in the early days. One set has been viewed more than 53,000 times, but it’s a set of 189 photos that was linked to a movie buff’s blog in Germany. It sort of went viral, through no doing of my own.
This is one of the more popular ones from that set:
Very nice. Something I noticed, and something I try to do on my photos (although it’s kind of a pain in the rear) is to add as many TAGS as possible. You have hollywood as a tag. I’m guessing you would have even more views if you added ‘vintage’ or ‘retro’, early’ etc. Maybe even ‘black and white’ and b/w?
The promo I did for THATONE was very similar to what I did for my “How to get a Republican Horny” photo (aka Urinoir) as well as my IMPEACH tag. I just posted comments in blogs I usually frequent. It helps that I never post anon and I’ve been doing this for quite some time. Also, I don’t (IMHO) make the mistake of trying to host photos I think are going to get a lot of traffic. I don’t trust MY paid host to handle a rush as well as I do Flickr.
Main drawback (and this might only be because I’m a free user? I see you da’ PRO!) is that I don’t get any other stats than VIEWS. Of course I do generate a little extra traffic at my website by curious surfers attracted to same. I’d like to be able to track where the views are coming from so I could judge which website comments (i.e. websites) generated the most traffic for me. I think I need to PRO my Flickr account for more categories. Will also be looking at stat package options if any.
I’m a Flickr PRO just like you are now. Why? Not sure, but “this” appears to be what I am going “to be” when I grow up so I at least ought to try and look good doing it?
…..Streaming live from the outdoor ‘studios’ of that wild Yankee reprobate…the backyard blogger….
Do you know what I REALLY want? Subscribers that PAY. Why? Not to get rich, but I have researched the requirements for the Mississippi Press Association. One of them is a paid membership (like the newspapers have). I have to form a subscriber base willing to pay me some minimal amount of money every 10 years for their ‘paid’ subscribtions.
Once I have a certified PRESS PASS, things could get really interesting. I’ll go all Helen Thomas on the blowhards when they’re trying to blow smoke up our ….
But I’m having the same durned problem with it as before: I can’t leave a message. Of course that may be partly because my computer caught a virus yesterday, or several of them, from the same site that brought down Sadly, No! for a while yesterday. Right now I’m trying to update my browsers and repair the damage. I’m not a happy camper.
You are an astute internet user. I cannot use the comment function either. The realtime update on my web problems is that I finally got the pictures (that I want to host on my site vrs. Flickr) to upload and display properly. I have not tackled the comment section yet. It is whacked because I changed the commenting system awhile back (to disqus) and with the domain change, using third party commenting means a trip into disqus, but I might not be able to get in there if my password/username is lost and recovery is to my old email addy. It’s something I am aware of and am glad you pointed out. It will be addressed by my technical staff (me) first and then I’ll beg my support staff (hosting) if necessary. I pay a little extra for ‘better’ support, but it ain’t instantaneous that’s for sure.
Thanks for the comments/testing help. It has been a banner day for tim blogging. I have figured out how to make my comments from The Huffington Post go directly to my blog (with a link back to the story commented on) as well as posting whatever picture they used for the original story using tools on Huffington! I have also reposted comments I made from Disqus on other blogs as blog posts to my blog using Disqus tools. Slowly but surely I’m trolling through all my favorite blogs and changing my contact info, etc.
Next up: Redo of banner ad from The Tim Times to The Tim Channel.
Wanna have some google fun? Search the exact term “Mom always told me I was special and I believed her”
The poll is closing in on 500 participants. I consider that on a par with a blockbuster Disney movie in terms of response per investment made.
My wife is deep in the bureaucratic jungle of Das Fatherland, working her way towards permanent resident status (she refuses to go dual citizenship). She’s already got a work permit and job. Soon, she will be covered by the German health care system. Spouses are automagically covered as well…..