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.


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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Kim G
June 8, 2014 2:34 pm

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.


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

Ricardo Montoya
June 8, 2014 6:36 pm

Just wanted say what a beautiful photograph. I lurk a lot in the background but seldom say much.