Since being a contributing member of WordPress (which hasn’t been long at all) I have become very interested in what to tag my blogs/images with and what time of the day is best to post. Take the following examples in to account:
I had gotten some prints back of a wedding I took pictures of. I thought the quality was great but it had gotten me thinking about all the time we spend on taking them, how many people spend the same amount printing them. I laid them out on my pitching table and took a picture and posted it at 1:52 AM. I had likes, followers, and a comment 20 minutes later. Again… it was a picture of developed pictures just laying on my table. Granted the topic surrounding the image could have been very interesting to people in which I am flattered and excited.
Then at 2:10 PM (same day almost 12 hours later) I published some night photography images I had spent hours shooting and hours editing and selecting the best ones. I wrote a short description about light and colors and long exposures, etc. Maybe the photography and writing were sub-par, maybe not.
I could go back and forth looking at all the different times I post things, what I say, and how people respond to it. Without sounding coincided and selfish… in my mind the photography I spent time on should have gotten likes or at least some views. But unless it is taking longer to make its way around this complicated world we call the internet – it hasn’t been the case. I didn’t even get views in the USA for the first 6 hours. C’mon America! 😉
So what is it. Is there a “golden hour” of blog posting or are people just not interested in galleries of images I took of my bike at night. Let me know. Maybe I’ll find out and it will be 9 PM on a Thursday night.