Why do more people not want to hump my leg?

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NIKON D70 - 1/80 sec, f4.5 at 70mm

A new guy posted a comment on the site yesterday; Rob at neverhappen.com. So I swanned on over there to take a look. You do that now too, I'll wait for you....

You're back? Good. There ya go Rob, a whole bunch of new visitors for you!

Anyway, while I was clicking through his swag of photo's, the thing that struck me was the huge number of comments he was getting for each shot. Bugger me but he was getting 20 or 30 or even 50 comments a day! Some of them are bordering on sycophantic. So I had to look at more photo's to see if I could find the Tasteful Nudes (Porn) because surely thats the only way to generate that number of groupies every day. I'm trying to convince Gabba we need Tasteful Nude shots of her to build my traffic up but she won't play the game.

Oddly, the number of comments was the first thing Rik mentioned to me too when he Skyped me not 1 minute later about the site. I'm paraphrasing a little bit as some of the conversation is not fit for human consumption. Rob, your sexual prowess, photo taking skills and general looks and demeanor were never called into question though!

This got me to thinking why more people aren't metaphorically humping my leg more often on my blog. Surely I put as much effort (although less skill) into my photo making. Mike at Seriocomic puts even more effort, much more skill and even a huge pile of art into his photo's and he only gets a couple of comments a day too. What the hell does Rob have that we don't?

Which of course leads me to photoblogs.org. Public admiration is a cruel mistress. Of the 32 New Zealand photobloggers listed there, only 2 or 3 of us are updating our sites on a daily or near daily basis. Seriocomic manages 7 favorite votes and I manage 2. There is other blogs there that haven't been updated in 8 months, the photography is crap and they get shitloads of votes. WTF?

I guess that just shows the fickleness of the Internet and how some people can become internet millionaires and others have to keep working for the man.

And Rob, if you come back. We don't expect too much from our cricketers mate. Yesterday's match was damn exciting but we'd expect nothing less than coming second again!

The photo for today comes from a brick wall of a converted warehouse. The old buuilding is surrounding by crap modern day Parnell apartments.

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Posted: Thursday, 8 December, 2005 19:42

Captured: 2005:12:08 15:12:55

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  • Anytime I've tried to comment in the last month or so I've gotten a spam error message (trying now). Maybe you are getting heaps but they are being blocked! :)
    Jason Morehouse - Thursday, 8 December, 2005 23:53
  • I want to comment but I am getting 'No Intrusion!!"
    seriocomic - Friday, 9 December, 2005 14:30
  • WTF? I've never had that. I'm off to investigate!
    Dave - Friday, 9 December, 2005 14:39
  • Now does it work? Huh?
    Dave - Friday, 9 December, 2005 14:49
  • OK, fixed the comment problem. If you tired to comment with a carriage return in the post then my anti-spam mechanisms were trashing the comment. I've eased them back a bit and it's not so fussy now ;-)
    Dave - Friday, 9 December, 2005 15:00
  • Take away my carriage return and I'll have nothing left! Testing.. Woop. Woop. Uhuh.
    Jason Morehouse - Friday, 9 December, 2005 21:54
  • What I was gonna sayy...(after I heard my name being mentioned).... Great minds must think alike, because i was over at 'neverhappen' just yesterday thinking THE EXACT SAME THING! A lot can be put down to Photoblogs.org, a lot to self promotion and some just to having lots of friends (I wish my pets could type). Way back in the good old days when my site was a weblog and was receiving 1800+ unique visits a day and in the order of 30-40 comments on each post it was a double-edged sword. Yes the fame/infamy was great, but the expectation proved too much. I'm much happier now with my current set-up - the website is there for me rather than anyone - if people look, great - if people comment, better...but I have no expectations.
    seriocomic - Saturday, 10 December, 2005 0:31

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