So it finally happened.
One of my most popular pictures, Sleepless in Manhattan , has been on RB for over 6 years. Over those years it`s had its fair share of comments, features (48), sales (total of 70), views (over 26,000)… and faves. And I said to myself a while back that if it ever gets to 500 I`d be so amazed that I`d write a journal about it…
Funny thing is, as it`s been around so long many of those who have faved it in the past have since left RB. So it looks like it`s getting close… then some faves drop off… then it looks like it`s getting even closer… then some more drop off… and so on…
So finally this morning, a certain Sriarts from India clocked in with no. 500 !
Which is actually no big deal really. There are some images on RB that I think have many more… some pictures from Mr. Antanas (don`t know if he`s around anymore) are higher in the All Time Popular Photography pages. Which I guess means that they`ve got more faves, and probably a shitload more views.
Which brings me to a related question…
Just what DOES move an image up in the Popular Photography pages?
When I post an image, I check on the 7 Day Popular pages to see where it fits into what others have posted at the same time. Last time I posted an image it got a fair amount of views, comments and faves on the first few days… less than usual which I put down to the subject matter… but still a fair amount. I went back 30 pages and couldn`t even find it.
At the same time, I noticed that some images that had only one or two comments were firmly established on the first page. Does anyone know what that`s about?
And while I`m on the subject, I think it`s kinda weird that on that famous first page of the All Time Popular Photography pages, there are far more T-shirts and iPhone cases than photographs. So what`s THAT about? I`m guessing it`s cause the artists tick the photography box in the media selection when they post. I kinda wish there was a God-like moderator up in RB heaven that could rectify that kind of stuff.
But who cares? In the big picture which is the RB community universe, I`m pretty happy with the attention my work gets. And yeah, today I got 500 FAVES on one of my pictures !!
So instead of worrying about questions which probably have no answers… and even if they did have answers they probably wouldn`t be resolvable…
I`m gonna spend my Sunday being grateful to everyone who has taken the time to look at, comment on… and fave my stuff.
MASSIVE thanks and big love from BB !!!