Power in Numbers
Power in Numbers – If you google that phrase, wikipedia will teach you that it is the name of the third album of the alternative hip-hop group “Jurassic 5″. Seriously, this has nothing to do with archery, but this album title leapt into my mind when I thought about today’s blog post. Because basically, it is about numbers.
Why that? Yesterday, I published pictures of the 2nd leg of the European Junior Cup 2009 held in Sarzana, Italy. Mr. Riccardo Cafagno, president of the Archery Club of Sarzana gave me permission after a short request and made me able to provide these pictures even after the original event-driven website www.archeryjuniorcup-sarzana2009.com will be closed.
With that, there are now more than 30,000 pictures online covering an enormous amount of 60 different international competitions.
But this is not the only threshold that has been crossed lately. A few days ago, archeryimages had it’s 100,000th visitor. This is nice to see and it’s good that this website seems to be helpful or interesting for a lot of people. If you are still with me, these data seem not to be boring enough. So here is more:
The 30,000 pictures are organized in 400 categories in the gallery and have been viewed 1,3 million times by now. This month I already had visitors from more than 40 countries, including Trinidad & Tobago, the Seychelles, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. The most watched pictures in the gallery are those of the arrows hitting a waterfilled balloon, which have been watched 18,000 times as I wrote last week. The oldest pictures are from 1991, the newest ones from September 2009.
So, what to say? It is nice to see this website grow and I like to carry on with it. I got a lot of different feedback in the past and I am always happy about it. You are always invited to give me your opinion about this site, to complain or say what else you have to say. I am still happy about people giving me a note if they are able to provide pictures that are missing in the ai gallery. For example, photos of the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney and the Games before are missing to this day although they definitely would be interesting.
I am currently developing some new fancy features for archeryimages that I can hopefully present you within the next weeks, but if you have ideas, feel free to let me know.
Hm… and what is the conclusion of this post? I am not sure, but I guess it simply is: Stay tuned!