I am trying a rejuvenate my use of Flickr. My user account there is The Dim Pause. I want to support Flickr as a photo-sharing service and have recently taken up one of their discounted offers of a PRO account.
My idea is to share on Flickr mainly (although not exclusively) photographs that I’ve taken with ‘real’ cameras rather than those captured with my phone. I used to have thousands of phone photos indiscriminately uploaded and backed up to Flickr - they rapidly became completely unmanageable and unpresentable in any systematic way. I completely cleared the account and have started again. If I can restrict the number of photos I upload to Flickr I should be able to keep them organised.
This rejuvenation will hopefully revive my use of the many cameras I have lying around the house. None of this equipment was top of the range or anywhere near state of the art at the time it was purchased, and I think even the digital cameras are over ten years old. But I do still enjoy using them.
In addition to more recent photographs some of the images I will upload to Flickr will be scans of older photographs that pre-date my ownership of digital cameras. If I had a decent quality scanner - in particular a negative scanner - I would dedicate a lot more time to this pursuit.
I don’t really want to make my use of Flickr conflict too much with my use of Micro.blog. I will keep uploading images to my blog here - in this case, I think, concentrating mainly on photos taken with my phone. Photos will continue to appear on my timeline and Photos page and will probably outpace my Flickr usage simply because of the convenience (and because I really like using Sunlit!).
In an ideal world I would really like an automatic way to cross-post an occasional image from Flickr to Micro.blog. That is, have a Flickr image uploaded to the Micro.blog server so that it appears in my timeline and natively on my blog, not just have a Flickr link or embedded image. Having this work via a feed from a specific Flickr album or using a service like IFTTT would be great. I know that I can just manually upload the image to Micro.blog at around the same time as I put it on Flickr, but that’s duplication of effort and I’d rather have some sort of automation or shortcut.
At present I cannot see a way to achieve any of this Flickr-Micro.blog automation, so in the meantime I intend to post links to at least some of my Flickr albums to my Micro.blog timeline as I create them.
Some of the albums I’ve made public on Flickr are:
Flickr Friday - my themed contributions to the Flickr Friday group
Walking in London - finding poetry, politics and more
Cardiff to Penarth - walking on Saturday January 18, 2020. Snapshots with a Pentax K100D
Lombok, October 1996 - a selection of photos taken during my honeymoon in Lombok, October 1996
Panoramas - panoramic shots