5 ‘faves’ on one of my Flickr photos is about average. Warms the heart & sparks motivation.
But 157 faves on the above image in three days and growing by the hour? Over 3300 views? What’s with that?
Apparently Flickr has a secret algorithm that scans millions of photos a day and selects 500 to showcase. “Paradise Valley” (from my recent Road Trip 2019) was chosen and thus my normal audience of 114 followers expanded exponentially.
I guess you could say I’ve “gone viral”.
[FYI: really good photographers have followers numbered in the tens of thousands, and meager views/faves like mine above would be an embarrassment.]
UPDATE – 1 Week Later