Back on May 1 of 2009 I noted in this blog that my flickr account had attained the milestone of 10,000 views. Sounded like a pretty big deal to me at the time.
Just a few minutes ago, flickr stats reported that the view count has now passed 100,000 views. That is interesting, as I haven’t really “pushed” (promoted) my posted pictures in some time. This blog was down for about a year, and my social networking has been way down — very few Twitter posts and, to the chagrin of my family and friends, I’m the last person in American not to have setup a Facebook page. I’ve also learned that these counts don’t really include a count for each photo viewed — if a visitor uses a “slideshow” view, it counts as a single look, even if there are a couple of hundred photos in the set.
But I have posted some interesting photographs.
I’m rather proud of some of my Clarence Brown Theatre show photos - I take them for the benefit of the creative people involved - the actors, directors, designers, craftsmen and technicians, and folks like me who toil behind the scene for the sake of the art. My CBT-oriented photographs are cataloged here at http://www.uttheatre.org/flickr.php. The sad truth is that I’m better at taking photographs than going through them and selecting the ones to post — there are still a couple of shows that I’ve photographed but not yet placed on line. I’ve recently created some “Collections” on flickr — the CBT Collection is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerchoover/collections/72157625937843733/.
And there’s baseball — mainly, the huge number of Tennessee Smokies baseball photos I’ve been fortunate enough to take. These I took not only because I enjoy doing it (which I do greatly), but to assist a rising star in the world of play-by-play announcing, my son, Roger (W.) Hoover. He has been able to use a great number of them on the Smokies on Radio blog, and a number of them have also been picked up by other users — including The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knox Focus, several Cubs-related blogs and websites, the Smokies’ website, MLB.com, an independent pre-season Cubs magazine, and Vine Line, the official magazine of the Cubs, and others. One special photo from the 2009 Season of then-Smokies manager (and Hall-of-Famer) Ryne Sandberg was published in the Focus along side a story written my my son. My wife had Ryno autograph the page. My Smokies collection is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerchoover/collections/72157625937788407/.
I plan to take more photographs!
(See them all at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerchoover/)