I had been hoping I wouldn’t have to, but today is as good a day as any other to put out news of this nature. I have to announce that I am running out photos to post. Despite the NYPL and its half million images, the NYC Department of Records‘ with 800K, and library of congress’s 14M, the amount of really good new pictures available is still dwindling, all the really good photos have already been posted.
In a last gasp effort to find more, I went to the sites we know some of the most original can be found for my page, but google image search and bing image search surprisingly only turned up the same photos that have been posted dozens of times before. And this is just one of several problems affecting the page, here are four others:
1. People Are Joining Too Quickly. Since hitting 40,000 fans a few weeks ago, new membership has started to pick up way too fast. It used to take a year to get a new thousand fans, now it about five days. I used to really have to work to get people to notice the page at all, now it’s way too easy.
2. Not Enough People Point Out When Something Is Still There Occasionally I post something that is still there, yet only a handful of people post something to point out the mistake. Why are so few ready to point that out? Even just a simple posting with the words “It’s Still There” with no other explanation is so refreshing to see.
3. Posts on Page Are Too Cordial Isn’t it boring when a post goes up and there is no heated personal argument after? Luckily some of the photos in the last month have attracted people from out of nowhere who have started arguing with everyone else about the pictures and got the fireworks to go off. It’s great to see, but it just doesn’t happen enough.
4. No Future In This: I had visions that when I started this page that I might be able to get a few billion fans within the first couple days, get a seven figure salary job using my facebook page marketing skills, and have several best seller photo books out by now. I am nowhere near to any of this, and so maybe I am not very good at this.
So, with no new pictures to post, no way good way to find any new ones, one billion fans nowhere in the pages near future, and nobody arguing enough, the only way out may be to shut down the places no more page. I will keep you posted.