A deeply heartfelt thanks

I’ve just clocked up my first wonderful year on RB. Can’t believe how quickly it’s gone or how many generous, talented and creative people I’ve met here. The thing I love best about this place is the strong sense of community that it has and I feel very privileged to be a part of that community.

And I’ve just hit 56,000 views although I’m not sure all these are “legitimate” – a couple of days ago I noticed I was up to 46,000 and then overnight (literally) 10,000 more views – mainly on this picture which is now up to an astonishing 13,692 views (up about 10,000 views overnight).

As there is only 25 faves for this pic I suspect a webcrawler but heh, no sense looking a gift horse in the mouth is there?

Moondance has 7,906 views and 122 favourites

So 2 photos account for 40% of the views.

And the other nice thing I found out today is that my photos on Flickr have had 270,000 views over two and a half years. And the photos that have done well on each site are completely different.

But really isn’t the Net an amazingly democratising phenomena? At what other point in history could an amateur photographer have between 200,000 and 300,000 people in total viewing their work over a period of less than 3 years. And some of my friends on Flickr now have in excess of 1 million views!! I know I just take sites like RB for granted now, but when you really stop and think about it, what a gift we’ve all been given.

I still have to pinch myself each time I get a lovely comment from someone whose own art leaves me picking my jaw up off the floor time and time again.

So thank you one and all.

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