Somewhere in the midst of uploading bunches of photos from my New York trip, I surpassed 1000 uploaded photos on Flickr. This really isn’t a lot considering I’ve got tens of thousands more that I’ve taken, and many Flickr accounts have a few thousand photos here and there. From the start, I decided to be a little more selective with what I shared (everything is public by default, afterall), and see what else was out there. Just over 1000 photos now, 3 years later, equates to about 1 photo every day. They came in fits and starts, but if I can keep that up for another 3 or 10 years, I’ll be happy.
When I first started using Flickr in 2004, I was immediately hooked by many aspects of the site, but by far the most exciting for me wasn’t their fancy Flash (remember it used to be Flash back then?) Organizer, it was the idea of “community involvement by default” (public photos). This seemed scary at first (not to mention different from most other photo sharing sites at the time), but was completely engaging and kept me coming back. People were commenting, adding favorites, inviting to groups and generally connecting over each other’s photos. I immediately wanted to come back and post more to see what else I might discover.
And now for a little more trivia…
- With 1000 photos (1066 now to be exact), I’ve had over 32,000 views of my photos.
- My most common tags include, not surprisingly, utility (and of course, fixture), seattle, urban, and streetart.
- Using the Scout tool, I’ve had 21 photos included in Flickr’s Explore, though most date back to 2004 and 2005.
- My Utility Fixtures set (before Flickr changed it’s numbering system, it’s set number 3191!?) is over 100 photos now and still growing, and was mentioned on the Flickr Blog way back here.
- My most-viewed photo is this HDR-ized sunset, and another in close second, with 1600 and 1300 views respectively. But I didn’t expect third place to be this yellow utility fixture.