A companion piece to the last image, you could say.
Brandon Stone has revamped photoblogs.org. Did a nice job, too. And in theory I like the new ranking system a lot. For one thing, Emese now gets a higher rank, as she richly deserves. For another, this removes the idiot factor, the people who gave negative or removal votes to other blogs out of spite or hoping it would improve their own ranking. The new system makes the site more of a group endeavor. Only members get to vote, and the ranking is taken from a compilation of their personal favorites lists. So if you're on seven favorites lists your photoblog will get a higher rank than one that only two members consider a fave.
But I find myself wondering where a site like mine falls into with this. Most of my viewers, I would guess, still come from other sources. They (you) are not people who will go run to sign up as photoblogs.org members or have seven or eight or twenty photoblogs in your web browser's bookmarks folder. I may therefore not become favored by enough members to keep (or regain) a top one hundred ranking. Perhaps this is survival of the fittest and my photos will turn out not fit enough by some Darwinian ranking.
Or maybe I should just wait and see. After all, this experiment is still brand new. And I do like the theory, quite a lot.
Who says the camera adds ten pounds?
dark balls of light
felled by a toothbrush
wires across the sky
Interesting, the things people do unconsciously.
Taken at the post office while waiting on line.
splattered with shadow
No, I don't know this kid. Just liked the image.
going to the dogs
Another image from last week's circus of a recall election.
ninety nine bottles of beer (wine) on the wall
still life with cat
Another I unearthed from my collage-inspired excursion through old photo CDs. I took this in January of 2002. His face was smaller then.
"hi!" "hi!" "hi hi hi!"
bring out the vote
dinosaurs walk the earth
One of my hangouts while Damian's in school.
Check out my newest site, postscript. I have a greater need for new words online than I thought. This scratches that itch.