A snapshot from my archives on Flickr.
I noticed that searching for the phrase “the boring flower snapshot” still leads to some of my flower snaps on Google and Duck Duck Go.
Added some new snaps to my collection. So boring.
I went for a long slow run today. Along the Wiese river. Up to Bettingen. Via my favourite sawdust track (aka Finnenbahn) at Ausserberg. And, ending my run at the Kneipp facility in Riehen.
Feeling positive and blessed.
Took this snap of a stack of newspapers some time ago. I like the pattern.
Smug Mug acquired Flickr in April 2018. The question every long-term Flickr user is asking:
Should I renew my subscription?
I’ve been on Flickr for a very long time. And seen many ups and downs. Probably more downs. And it’s 2019 and I still use Flickr.
- Subscription has doubled in price: 50$ for 1 year instead of 2 years.
- There is an ongoing downturn in community activity. Group discussions are rare.
- Without VIPs, social media influencers and advertisers, Flickr has become a quieter place far from the crowd. Which isn’t so bad if you don’t need to promote and sell.
- The mobile app works. Nothing flashy but ok.
- Flickr supports the main functions I need. Easy, structured photo storage that is searchable and shareable.
- Currently, no new features are tested on unsuspecting users on a weekly basis.
- I have nearly 15 years of links and embedded photos that I would need to update on this blog.
- Sentimental value: faves, comments, tags, memories, stats, links.
- Smug Mug isn’t Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Amazon.
I have some time until my subscription expires. I have a local copy of all of my photos and I’ve started to pull a backup of my Flickr account.
The question is: Should I stay or should I go? And if I go, where should I go? And does it matter?
Another year has passed. And it’s time to look at my photos and select a snapshot per month.
My photo selection skills are influenced by memories, rather than the photo’s quality alone.
I quickly scan through my photos on a per month basis and select a photo based on number of views, personal taste, or memories or a mixture of all three.
Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated.
You can also view the selection in this Flickr album.
Here is an attempt to find my best snapshot per month for 2015.
I quickly scanned through my photos on a per month basis and selected a photo based on number of views or memories or both.
Last weekend, I went for a walk on Belchen in the southern Black Forest (1414 m). Not as high and spectacular as the Swiss alps, but still very beautiful.
I nearly forgot to take my camera.
Here are some snapshots:
I saw this Bufferapp article on declining social media traffic.
I say. No wonder. Everybody is online, creating tonnes of content. Most people are too busy to read, let alone follow so many data streams.
Many web pages don’t get any traffic at all. A few sites get all the traffic.
Interesting read. I recommend reading it.
My tip: don’t share or comment on articles that you haven’t read. Even bots can do that. Be human.
And. If you do like an article? Comment, share and write a blog post on it.
If you’re on Facebook and want to see better content, I recommend following Robert Scoble’s advice. The filtering is improving. And this week’s announcement on Facebook Search means we may have a viable alternative to Google Search. At some point in the future.
“It turns out a ton of things that people share socially on the Web, they don't read at all.” http://t.co/Qmbv259oex –> read b4 sharing!
— âœ___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 3, 2015
Lucky chiperoni.ch. It doesn’t need to grow traffic.
Have a look at my photos on Flickr.
I found it. It’s at a pedestrian light near Basel SBB.
A fun street art sticker I saw this past week.
An orange vespa crossed my path this week.
I’m seeing some unexpected page views:
Flickr photos embedded in the old way are not showing in Google Chrome on Mac. But they are showing in Safari on the same machine. I disabled all my Chrome extensions except Lastpass, but the photos are still not loading.
Any ideas why the photos are not showing in Chrome on Mac?
Snapshot of the day:
I’ve added some new flower snapshots to this set.
The question is:
How do I find the best Chiperoni snapshot of 2013?
Here’s a quick review of my year on Flickr:
BTW, you’re seeing a new kind of image embed that Flickr is rolling out now.
Trying to capture the inner structure of a kaki persimone fruit aka sharon fruit:
If you’re travelling to Malawi, share your best and favourite snapshots of your holidays in Malawi.
If you’re a professional photographer, we’d love to see how you see the warm heart of Africa.