Flower Bay

Isn’t summer just the most fabulous time of year? Here’s a shot I took recently of the bay as it sweeps past Bournemouth to Old Harry Rocks. With early summer wild flowers blooming along the cliff top. I posted this to 500px, where it got quite a few views, likes and faves. I’ve noticed lately that shots I’ve uploaded to 500px have been getting a lot more views than normal. Why, I do not know. I didn’t renew my Plus membership, so I have only the basic free account now. And I stopped creating sets when they changed how sets are displayed on the front page. In fact, it was so ugly I removed all my sets.

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Every now and then I’ll look at the stats page on Flickr too. And every now and again there’s an enormous spike in views. I have no idea why. There is a box showing referrers but they all just come from Flickr. It seems odd that the norm of 500 to 1000 views a day is suddenly and inexplicably interrupted with a 6000+ boom in visitors. But they are all welcome visitors. Especially if they are buying. Which, sadly, they are usually not.

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4 comments

  1. I find it quite mysterious what drives traffic to the blog. Sure, I’ve got some regular readers, but I’ve also got an evergreen post (From Untranslatable to Indispensable:Twenty Three Interesting Spanish Words With No Good Translation) which gets 20-40 hits a day, every day. But lately there’s been a flood of new comments to that post. Why? I have no idea. Someone found it and sent it out to their friends or posted it on FaceBook, I guess. I’m sure your Flickr/500PX account is the same.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we need to get a blog post out soon.

    1. Fluctuations and occasional jumps are understandable. But the sudden spikes I get on Flickr are something else.

      I do have an old post, The Mexican Psoriasis Cure, which gets a ton of views and has been for weeks. But I’ve no idea where they come from.

      Such is life!

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