I got a little surprise when I woke up this morning, a picture I had posted on flickr, which was one of my random non blog, non store pics, had a bunch of favs on it. I assumed it was due to the few new group I had joined up into yesterday.
It took an odd comment, to point me into the right direction of exactly what had happened. I really wish flickr sent a message when things like this happens, or that the photo gets flagged somehow for you.
Anyways, here if the photo:
I was going to introduce you all to my furry self sometime in the near future, she doesn’t have much of an inventory yet, as the mesh body is very slight, and a lot of normal items can’t fit the avatar. This is the first outfit I have created so far.
Flickr Explore – Official Flickr Page
“In Explore” Flickr Group – This was how I actually figured out what was going on, go an invite to this for the picture.
Information on how to get a photo into Flickr Explore.
Going to do a little quoting, because I am still a little baffled as to how exactly this happened.
“Explore is Flickr’s way of showcasing the most interesting photos within a given point in time — usually over a 24 hour period.
Flickr receives about 6,000 uploads every minute — That’s about 8.6 million photos a day! From this huge group of images, the Flickr Interestingness algorithm chooses only 500 images to showcase for each 24-hour period. That’s only one image in every 17,000!”
So I am still not sure exactly how this happened. The only thing I can think of is that I didn’t put the picture in any groups. It got invited into a single one, that I have an admin on my followers list. One of the tips was to have your pics in less group. I think this is because the “interest” ends up coming from fewer sources, so when you get a lot going on on the picture, the data tracker views this as positive data.
All in all, this was a interesting thing that happened, and I learned a few things as well!