Now that I am caught back up, I’d like to step back and take stock of where this journal has went since its inception on August 9, 2006.
Since the last time I looked at these statistics, I have completed changed galleries. I can no longer show you what are the most popular photos in the Artistic and Snapshot galleries. However, I can show you the most popular pictures in the Smugmug Gallery.
Here are the 20 Most Popular:
20. Statue of Liberty
19. Youth Group Mission Trip Group Photo – Kansas City – 2011
17. Drenched in Loneliness
14. Kewer Wedding
13. Young Heroes Banquet
12. Young Heroes Bandquet
11. Girl in the Blue Skirt Beta – 2011
4. Theories Pass
3. Must Be Truth
2. Turtle Pond Frog
You might be wondering what determines the popularity of a photo. Truth is, I don’t know all the details, but I can tell you what is the dominant factor. To quote the Smugmug website:
You can increase a photo’s popularity by moving your mouse over it and clicking the thumbs-up symbol that appears. You can cast one vote per photo.
You can also rate a photo or gallery with stars when you leave a comment.
There are other factors…like time. Photos from events past will usually be less popular than recent ones.
If you see a picture you like, you should take the 5 seconds to give it the thumbs up and maybe it will make the Top 20 list next time I do this little thing.
I also like to look at the Top Ten People that have been mentioned or photographed in the history of this journal.
10. Dad – 117
9. Carla – 118
8. Sara – 122
7. Willy – 124
6. Jen – 143
5. Teresa – 144
4. Derrick – 157
3. Shannon – 160
2. Jay – 180
1. Jesse – 195
Hope you found this at least moderately interesting. I’ll check back in on these things when I hit journal entry number 1,500.