I went for a walk/run today. Probably about 6 km. 2 hills. Some stairs. Lots of sun. Stopped to take photos with my Samsung A6.
Are there #orange photos in my Flickr archive?
Photos containing the colour blue:
Here’s a collection of #yellow Flickr snapshots (as featured on Twitter):
Here’s a selection of Flickr photos that contain #red:
Photos of the Beyeler Museum in Riehen, Basel-Stadt.
For the boring flower snapshot album, some first signs of spring.
I’ve been on Flickr for over a decade.
And I have over 20 thousand photos.
I didn’t think this is possible.
Memories. Snapshots. Visual notes.
The primary beneficiary is… me.
I love browsing thru my photos.
I love seeing old snapshots emerge in the Flickr stats or in old links or chats.
I realize Flickr might be dying. I hope not. I hope the new owners find a sustainable business model soon. And ways to innovate.
Some snapshots and memories in this Flickr album.
A snapshot from my archives on Flickr.
Saw this chalk message on the pavement this week near Basel SBB train station. Where is your life going?
I went photo-walking with the Basel Photography Meetup on Saturday. The theme was #Openings.
On my way into town, I saw this yellow monster. Nothing open about it. And very noisy.
I like this snapshot of openings within a gate:
This snapshot of some openings in this construction site scaffolding fits my likeable criteria equally well:
An enjoyable photo-walk thru Basel.
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 think this is a great example how using links and relevant anchor texts consistently can help you rank for a specific phrase.
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.
I took this snapshot last week. A postcard view of the Münster in Basel.
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?