An ‘interesting’ image

Craft | Thursday February 24 2011 | 10:05 pm | Comments (8) | Tags: , |

I’ve discovered something very interesting in the past few days!!!

I started getting a LOT of favourites and comments on one of my images on Flickr, an unusually large amount for me.  Then these messages started saying ‘well done for being in Explore!’  So I explored myself to find out what this was all about!! 

I learned that Flickr select 500 images every day which they promote because of their ‘interestingness’ which they identify using a very secret algorithm.  They publish these under a category called ‘Explore’ and this is very popular with people to browse a wide selection of images.

The lovely image you see here got to number 57 in the interestingness ranks on Flickr last weekend!  This is something that many aspire for and there are lots of websites giving advice on how to achieve it.  I am very proud of having done this without even trying!  I may be more proud of the blanket than the image itself, but that’s just me!!

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