It is the third anniversary of the day when this humble little blog, not really attended to with much in the way of care in the previous six or seven months, was featured on WordPress Discover.
It went mad for a few days. Like from about 30 followers to 8 or 900 mad.
Since then, I have lavished a similar level of care and attention to this blog overall, and consequently most of the 1,027 followers currently counted on the statistics page have rarely been seen since originally commenting and pledging to follow my blog in that week, three years ago.
So thank you to the loyal few of you who I did gain through that exposure, who have put up with my not-very-prolific 15-20 posts a year since, and have regularly visited whenever one of these relative rarities turns up.
I’ve had a little spring clean and it was quite… enthusiastic. Many of my older posts are not there any more. In fact, at least 100 of the last 130 posts aren’t.
Anyone who knows my tendencies in that regard from my other blogs will be used to this sort of occasional urge–and sometimes regretted action–to declutter, clear out and start again.
Anyway, I’ve done that here now. So if you get a sense of deja vu when seeing an image here, it’ll probably be because, although I might have posted it here before, the post it was on isn’t here if you search for it.
I also dropped the Cornish Bears Photos name for the blog and have adopted Bear Humphreys Photo. Although I am (half) Cornish and very proud of it, I just felt my sort of photography isn’t always what visitors might be expecting of a blog with a title proclaiming Cornish heritage. The pictures here are not always of the nice and sunny tourist destinations looking at their best.
I am having another go at being on Flickr, the photo sharing site. From what I can see about how it’s meant to work it should suit me in theory, as I’m not really that social and can’t be bothered with all the hashtags and emojis of some some other sites. If any of you photographer types who are reading are also on there and want to do whatever people are meant to do there–follow, invite to groups or whatever–the link is here… Flickr link.
I have kept the Twitter account in my spring cleaning so far but… well, I don’t do much with it to be honest, but if the notification goes off for any reason, I still have it.
Although they are also likely to have a ‘revamp’ of their contents over the next few days as I appear to be in that kind of mood.