I started thinking about some year end posts I could write to neatly wrap up 2011. I figured I’d write my favorites posts of the year version. Then I started thinking about real analytics or metrics. What were my most read stories? And for that matter, what were my most viewed photographs in 2011?
This is my top-5 viewed images post of 2011.
And I’m slightly surprised. Two of them aren’t technically photographs. Two of them were taken with my iPhone. One is a real photograph. This is so different from my top photos of 2011. Go figure.
Here’s number 5. A collage I made of my Dad in the 70’s. I’m not surprised he made it – his photographs got lots of views this year.
Keep reading for number 4….
This is a gift from my friend Brian Darrow, a brilliant Lego Creator. In 2010, his LEGO replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway lived at the Hall of Fame Museum over Christmas. He gave me this as a thank you gift. This is an incredible 1911 Marmon Wasp replica. But a horrible photo. Again, go figure.
This is a photo I really like, taken on Bump Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was facing a tough day ahead of her, trying to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. I remember thinking she would easily qualify, simply because of the look in her eye. She did.
A simple photo of a LEGO shop in a Sao Paulo shopping mall. It just goes to show, sometimes content popularity is about the right tags or metadata (or feature a clown). This is my 2nd most viewed photo of 2011! Seriously.
And my most viewed photography of 2011? Well it’s an image. A scanned image of one of my Collectible Robot Boxes. I’m pretty sure this image got embedded by another site. But it’s number one and it’s not even my photograph, although it is my scan. Break out the champagne.
Those are the top-5, no kidding.
Goal for 2012 – get more views for my actual photographs!