This past Saturday, December 10th, was the annual Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas parade, and that night I processed my images into the early morning hours, and finally posted them to both my SmugMug and Flickr accounts at about 4 AM on Sunday.
Early Monday afternoon, I got a call on my cell phone from Josh Maxwell, the mayor of Downingtown, asking me if he could license one of my images. Needless to say I was very excited, and we exchanged several e-mails in regards to his request.
At around 11 o’clock Monday night, while I was still online, I noticed that the mayor had posted on Facebook the image that we had chatted about earlier in the day.
I quickly jumped up to Flickr and SmugMug to get an idea of what my view usage was, and I was extremely surprised to see that my Flickr account had already jumped to over 1800 views within 20 minutes, and with each refresh, the numbers just got higher and higher.
As I watched, I also realized, that my total number of views was reaching the 50,000 mark very quickly, and by 12:20am, the 50,000 mark had been broken!
It was very difficult to go to sleep because of the adrenaline of reaching this new milestone and seeing that the views just kept climbing and climbing.
When I finally woke up later on Tuesday and check Flickr, my view count was over 8000 views.
Throughout the day, I monitored my Flickr views, and by early afternoon, I had reached over 10,000 views for a single day!
Needless to say, this was by far the single largest days reviews on my Flickr site, and my SmugMug site had also seen a dramatic increase in views! (Final Day’s Total – 10,428)
I definitely want to thank all those new visitors and especially Mayor Josh Maxwell for contributing to these new milestones!