Sunday, 18 October 2009
I don't see viewing numbers as a measure of true worth, but it's hard to resist following the stats when it's done for you automatically and a landmark total begins to approach! I don't mean stats for this blog (I'm content if only half a dozen friends take a look each week) but for my 'Lucy Melford' Flickr site.
A moment occurred yesterday that has thrilled me - 10,000 viewings in the eight months since last February! That can't be bad. I'm sure some sites have had 100,000 viewings in that time, but then I haven't displayed pornography, I'm not a professional photographer, and I haven't been to many exotic places yet.
It's interesting to see which shots attract the most viewings (see the lower picture).
You know, when I took that photo of the 'pirate' ad for Heineken in 1983 I was recently married, living in London, and about to be promoted. I thought I was set up for life - for better or worse. It didn't work out as I hoped, and I certainly had no idea at all how my life would actually develop!