Saturday, November 10, 2012

Twenty Five Hundred, Really?


IceShelfWCave_2807, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
This week, I uploaded my 2500th photo to Flickr. Can you believe it? It seems like, just yesterday, I was signing up, wondering if Flickr was worth the twelve bucks they were charging at the time, wondering if I could, somehow, magically, get Flickr to talk to Blogger, to give you this blog...wondering if this "photo sharing" thing was worth anything or if anybody was going to just run off and steal my images without asking?

Turns out I was right about the stealing part. I've had images stolen and used without permission. But, that's part of the game. I've also had images appear in books, in ads, sold prints, gotten compliments, and shared wonderful stories with people afar. Yes, when I consider all of the factors, I'd have to say that photo sharing is indeed worth it, and Flickr (or a photo sharing site like Flickr) is worth it. At the end of the day, after all of the trials and tribulations, it's indeed worth it in the end.

I mean, how else could I travel to the top of the world, take shots like this, and bring them back to share them with you? I mean, sorry if you were holding out on me but, like, it's not going to work with smoke signals, OK?

*Pffffff* Now, Flickr? Yeah, that's magic. (I hope you don't choke on my next 2500, you magic donkey, you!)

Until next 2500...

1 comment:

Lin Floyd said...

I've used both flickr and picasa. I love your glacier photos from Iceland...come visit my blog sometime.