Every blogger, if they have been plying their trade for a while, has a core of readers. I have about a dozen. (It’s quality, not quantity) These folks read, “like” and often comment on my posts and over time, we develop a relationship. If they blog, I follow them also.
During the last week, I have published photographs of birds taken several years ago. My two favorites are found below.
I’m not one for focusing on blog statistics (I blog to amuse myself), but I noticed 14 (fourteen) “likes” from people who appeared new to the blog and 11 (eleven) “new followers” during the period.
When you add in all the different platforms the blog goes to, there are just over 2,000 people who have access and may read it, but not comment. That daily number of official views is usually between 140 and 180 with occasional spikes. Not bold numbers by any standard, but that is the number.
Could the birds be responsible for the week’s growth?
Here are my last two photos, taken of the same (probably) Cardinal, but clearly at different times of the year.
The bird in the Pansies was taken the day before Easter in 2013 and the other taken during a rare, South Carolina snowfall in January 2014.
The picture in the Pansies got picked up and apparently made it’s way around the word and was even referred to as “Ray the Cardinal” on a now defunct website from Rome.
I will remind you again, that these photos were taken from our kitchen, through a double pane window, at a distance of approximately 20′ from the bird.
Some days, I got lucky with my manual photography.