As many of you know, I’ve been on Flickr for several years. I use it as a spot to share my photos and such. Flickr has this thing called “Explore.” Basically, it’s the top photos of the day as determined by Flickr’s secret algorithm. Nobody seems to know how it works. But there are some amazing photos on there, as well as many not-so-great ones.
One thing I’ve always notices is the people seem get out and comment a lot, driving traffic to their photos.
Though I try and search Flickr and comment as much as possible, it’s not a daily habit.
So color me shocked when I got a comment on one of my recent images from someone saying they had viewed the image on Explore. Score! I have wanted to get on Explore for a long time — and thought I had photos that would make it there before — but it was this one that did.
It got to No. 358. But later when I checked, it had dropped off. Flickr giveth and Flickr taketh away. No biggie. I got to Explore. So that’s cool enough.
On a side note, I did tweet that I got on it and gave the ol’ @ to the Waffle House and the Waffle House twitter guy/gal re-tweeted me, so I have that going for me. Which is nice.
The algorithm on Flickr is pretty silly, anyway. But I got Explored. Can’t take it away, buddy!
I’ve received a postcard through Postcrossing a while back. I just noticed it on the desk and that I hadn’t registered it.
I should probably do that, eh?
This two blog thing is tough!
I love this blog, I really do. And I’ll never give it up. But it’s been tough to come up with ideas when I’ve been pushing myself to make sure the other blog (Rattling Chains) is really up and running.
We have several people now writing with us, including 2009 World Champion Avery Jenkins and two others with journalism backgrounds. We’re taking it seriously over there in hopes of making a daily destination for disc golfers.
We’ve worked to make it a really sweet site with great content and a solid look. I’m trying to get it on the Internet news sources, too, in hopes of driving some traffic.
If you’re a disc golfer — or are interested in the game — peek at it over there and see what you think!
The fantasy baseball league I am in is drafting tonight.
An auction draft, online.
This should prove to be interesting. A lot of interesting names were left off keeper lists, so I imagine it should be pretty wild to see where people go with their teams.
Baseball season opens tonight. Well, it kind of already did with the Mariners and Athletics playing a pair in Japan a week or so ago.
But tonight is the official opening night.
Marlins (blech) vs. Cardinals (double blech).
The Phils open tomorrow. That’s when I’ll get pumped. The good news is — baseball is back!
Fundraiser: I am, again, trying to raise money for the Relay For Life. If you donate to me — even a small amount — you will be entered to win a super-sweet quilted scarf. Click here for all the information!
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