Journal

The last 12 months of Bubbling.

The bubbling season from 1st April 2011 to the 1st April 2012 has really gone over the top for me! It seems that in general, the work I upload on RB is well liked and I more than grateful for the response it has been given.
BRAGGING TIME:
In the past year alone,my work has attained the following;
1554 features
147 Challenge wins
554 Top Ten placements
132,000 views
This brings my TOTAL RB features to 3,323, challenge wins to 267 and top 10 to 788.
None of this would have been possible without bubblers taking time to view the shots, taking time to voting for my work,and for the generous hosts for backing me up and selecting my work for features.
I am so moved and feel deep gratitude for the interest shown, I do my best in answering every comment sent to me and always look at the senders work.
THANK …

The Christmas rush

Due to me being flooded with seasonal photographic work, I simply haven’t had time to reply to all of the kind comments that have been sent to me recently.
I try to keep up to thanking hosts for their generosity in including some of my work in the group features, but now and again I miss one or two ! Regarding activities on RB, the only thing I manage is uploading a shot or two when I have a bit of spare time!
Please accept my humble apologies for not replying until the Christmas season ends.
Alan

Challenge Master?

Being a member of the RB group “Challenge Winners Vault” I noticed that John Poon has been awarded the titel of “Challenge Master” by winning 166 Challenges.
In the time I have been a member of RB, I have won 189 Challenges, however,I havn’t made any notes of the details of all these wins ! As not all groups post notification to you if you have a win,I can’t just go through my works and check out how many wins there have been.All I know is that since April 1st this year I have had 67 wins until now ! and I have records of that!
Would it be too much trouble if groups sent out notification to both challenge wins/ top ten wins and features.We would all be sooo grateful !

Overworked

I must apologise to everyone that has been kind enough to send me comments ! I just havn’t had the available time to say thank you’s to you all . Demands for my photographic work have exceeded all usual expectations, so my RB activity has had to be reduced for the time being.I have always made a point of not only thanking all who write to me, but also check out their own RB works, so I know and understand who I am corresponding with !
I’ll be back when everything cools off a bit !
Alan

The last 12 months of Bubbling

I must admit that I am very surprised the attention my work has been given during the last year! One of the honours often added to a challenge win is “bragging rights”, a prize often won but never used by me. Now it’s bragging time !……

In the last year I have been awarded 1138 features, 87 Challenge wins,234 top ten challenge placings, featured group member 45 times and a long way over 100,000 views.
This, of course, would not have been possible without the ever hard working hosts selecting the features, the RB members who have voted for me in the challenges and the bubblers who are interested enough to have a look at my work and sometimes comment on it.
I attempt to answer every comment sent to me and always look at peoples work before replying.This, I feel…

# 1 Artists of Red Bubble

Today was a big day of recognition! # 1 artists of RB headed by Pat Gamwell, has awarded me the great honour of being the first in a new series of “Getting to know you”. This involves a show of up to 12 features and a write up/interview, all together on one page, followed with space for comments.
I have already included a BIG thank you on the page, but realised that not all Bubblers follow the group news.Therefore ,I would like to express my gratitude to Pat, to all those that have added comments,to all that have supported me and my efforts during my 2 years on RB and finally to all the hosts for their hard work and not forgetting those who have voted for my works in the group challenges.

Alan

YES,YES,YES,Mans best friend

When I looked at My RB this morning I assumed that there had been a computer error on my feature side.
The reason being that I had been awarded the whole feature section of “mans best friend” consisting of 12 features!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not know if this has happened before, but I was (and still am) in a complete state of shock and amazement!!
Throughout the day kind RB’ers have sent their best wishes on my achievment, and as I wrote to the group, thank you is too small a word, so how do you express yourself when something of this magnitude hits you??
I also mentioned that if they thought that this step might slow me down a bit, then they have made a BIG mistake!! now is the time for spring pups and all the summer shows and competitions that will be covered. Denmark…

1 years RB membership celebration!

It is now a year since I became a bubbler and the last 12 months have been very special to me; I have met a great many extremely creative and tallented people that have inspired me into progressing my works to a degree in which I am eternally grateful .
I have also met many up and coming photographers with a lot of natural tallent who have inspired through their kindness in words.
I have met many hosts who through their interest/sheer energy and hard work have supported me by kindly showing my work as group features.
All in all my first year has had a significant influence on my work and my photographic life………..THANK YOU
In the short space of 12 months my work has been viewed by 35,230, featured 540 times, featured member 18 times, front page feature twice,33 challenge w…

a ton more features!

it’s the 27th November today, on the 26th september I had 200 features and today I
celebrate100 more!!
300 features since I joined Rb in march! I do not know if this is standard ,good or exceptional? but i do know that the shots that have been spotlighted and awarded features have proven that a great many people must appreciate what I do photo wise.
This gives birth to a deep feeling of regard to fellow Rb’s- I am very grateful,thank you for selecting my works.
alan

Yet another century!!!!!

It’s happened again !

My shot " Spring is in the air" was featured today, making up a total of 100 features since the 2nd of august 2009!
This makes up 200 features since I joined RB in march 2009.
I can hardly thank those who made this happen for me enough,
So many features have opened up for a great amount of of comments ,which in turn have given me so much pleasure in writing out thank you’s!
I have been so fortunate in having lots of views, several over 100, a couple over 200, one at 300 and one even more!!!
thank you all , you red bubblers!
alan