I am a huge fan of Google Analytics, a free service which provides you with all kinds of more or less informative statistics about your website. One of the most interesting things about it is a filter telling me which sites are linking to mine (referring sites). I love to browse this category and see who is linking to my own site, what these folks have to say about me and why a picture or sometimes just a link appears in someone elses scribbling. Most of the time it will be someone’s blog using one of my images and is kind enough to provide linkage. Some time back a list of 99 remarkable photographers was posted on digital-photography-school.com, sending thousands of photo enthusiasts to my site.
Today I found the blog of Allison Ghegan, reviewing the work of visual artists. Here’s an excerpt of what she had to say about me:
“… I really like Henri’s photos and how he incorporates different angles and perspective throughout his portfolio. Henri photographs both black and white and color photos exceptionally well; proving his capablilities as an equally talented photographer in making use of color or lack there of. I think his strongest capabilities lie in his ability to take a undeniable emotionally charged picture that is interesting and unique to the viewer.”
(by Allison Ghegan @ http://aghegan.wordpress.com )
Sometimes a feel like a kid opening a present, when I have a look at who’s following my work. You never know what you are going to find and I am extremely grateful for all the love I’m getting out there. It really keeps me going.
A big surprise was PLSR.net, a site who’s sole intent is to showcase the portfolios of noteworthy photographers. Suddenly I saw hundreds of hits coming in, so I had a look. The biggest surprise was that me, Nicolas Henri was the best rated photographer on PLSR! (They have a voting system over there, where visitors have a chance to rate the quality of the featured photographers. Make sure to give out your vote on PLSR !!!)
Another interesting one I found is Artists of Phtoshop. While I am first and foremost a photographer, Photoshop does play an important role in my work. So I was happy to find myself listed there - and even with a good rating by visitors! Check it out here!
These are just a few examples. There hundreds of other sites, some big and some smaller ones who’s authors felt, that my photography was noteworthy in some way. I feel very honored about this, I would never have thought that things would take on a life of their own on the net. So for all you folks out there who feature me and my work in some form: Thank you very much!
Posted by nicolas_henri on June 25th, 2009 :: Filed under Technology, Uncategorized, Web
Tags :: blogs, google analytics, internet, Photography, portfolios, rating