Last year, like the year before that, I made a resolution to caption 35% of the photos on Blakepics (up from 20%). There were 4,040 photos added over the past year, and approx. 25% of all photos are now captioned. So I didn’t reach my goal. 1,344 photos were captioned, and if it weren’t for all those new ones it’d be standing at 30%.
But I thought to myself, “I’ve been captioning loads of photos every week”. I did. “I bet it’s the rest of those free-loaders not pulling their weight”. So I’ve given the Caption Status page on Blakepics a much-needed overhaul. If you’re logged in, you’ll now see how you’re doing with captioning your own photos – and even if you’re not, you can see a member list with how many photos everyone’s captioned, as well as click-through to a list of them all.
Turns out I was wrong. A lot of those free-loaders are doing a better job than me. In fact, whilst 25.01% of total photos are captioned – 25.04% of my own photos are captioned. Since most of them on there are mine, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
So it seems as though I can’t prove everything with statistics. Not if that something is how successful my 2008 Resolution has been.
Happy New Year Everyone!