Thursday, October 22, 2009

Keeping up with Flickr

A co-worker gave me a link to 10 Flickr Groups For Serious Shutterbugs. Which overall is a pretty good article. But...

I've found it incredibly difficult to keep up with the Flickr users. I tried to check the feeds of the groups I belong to to review their pictures. I can't keep up. And that's not even counting the attempts at trying to be involved with their discussion groups. I can blow a few hours each nite on the couch with the laptop trying to look at all the photos in the Flickr groups I belong to. And yes, I've tried RSS'ing them.

The system I came up with is to read the RSS feed for the local flickr user group. That way if there are events or discussion, or what-not, I generally read the new posts within a week. As to all the other Flickr groups that I belong, I've relented and don't participate in their discussion forums. I try to look at new photos posted once per week. Generally on the weekends when we are vegging in front of the TV at the end of the day.

Of course, there's also the emails, public comments and private comments that I receive from my own photo's. I try to respond to them as best I can - when it makes sense to do so. Someone quipping "Nice Photo!", that generally doesn't warrant a response in my book . I know there are some Flickr users who'll post a "thanks" comment for each one of the niceties that someone's posted on a photo's discussion thread. I'm not one of them. Not that I don't appreciate it, but a photo with 30 "thank you" comments? Nah, that's not me.

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