I posted an image last week and it started to gain a little traction. Likes started pinging with retweet’s popping up all over the place .. the then come the quotes and followers too!
I’ve not been one to use Twitter! I’ve been adding the odd post here and there mostly posts that are auto posted via the blog/website.
A bit like this post…
Now I noticed that my numbers of website view was going up ! By the second .. any normal week would have anything from 100-1000 views but this wasn’t seeming to be any normal week!
I had posted some images from the set of the Essex serpent drama just images of the film set .. btw this is staring staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes .. (will pop a couple of images below of what I shared)
Within the first couple of hours the web views had gone up to 400 and I had seen there was a few likes and retweet’s popping up on my phone notifications.. but hadn’t taken to much notice.. as I follow some very active posters 😉
It’s wasn’t until a my partner said that my phone was pinging to much she put it on silent.. that I took a closer look!
So opened the Twitter app and there was so many notifications.. people actually was liking commenting and retweeting my work .. such great comments there was over 70 likes .. now I’m used to posting to Instagram! Where it seems I’m either on a shadow ban or instagrams just blocked people seeing my posts.. as I get around 20-30 likes and the odd few comments ..
So when Twitter started kicking off I was shocked!
I looked at the website stats every hour and it was going up and up ! 600 – 700 – 800
By the end of the day there was over 1500 views to the website and the Twitter had more likes retweet’s and followers than I’ve ever had!
To say I was shocked
It’s an understatement!
So may of Tom Hiddleston’s fans had liked and tweeted I thought it was only kind to thank thank all! So I wrote a post thanking them all! Said post ( check it out here )
Now I didn’t think that it would bubble up again! But it did and out did the day before post! Again due to amazing fans of Tom!
Over 1600! Views to the website!
What I didn’t realise was that with Twitter there is a little insights icon, that you can check to see how your post is going ! I could see there was a lot of likes comments and retweet’s but I didn’t know you could see other details too! It wasn’t until yesterday.. (shows how often I use Twitter )
That I found the icon and started clicking through to see how my posts has done
Now I posted in the week 9 main posts ! From this blog .. some just an image others a long ish blog post ..
The more I clicked through the stats the more I got surprised! The views I was getting to me was off my standard scale !! Again being used to small numbers of impressions .. going by instagrams intake ..
I was getting around 3000 per post I’m used to 300 per post !
Then there was some big one 8k 10k
Then I see it ! The post I did thanking all of Tom Hiddleston fans, had blown up ! And was just over the 29k
😊😊😊 29,000 impressions! 😊😊😊
It’s the most I’ve ever had ! And to say it’s made my year so far is an understatement! The amount of love support shares tweets retweet quotes and comments that must have taken to get that amount of views is astonishing!
I’m overwhelmed honestly, never could I have dreamt that it would take changing my approach to social media to get my work seen by so many people !
And to not only get seen but make some amazing new friends and followers !
So in conclusion .. when all things are going bad don’t despair or give up! Just Try changing things .. do something a little different..
We can’t expect to get a different result by always doing the same thing!
Thank you 😊 to all those amazing people who took the time out of their day to share the love on what I’ve been posting ! You’re the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet! And you really have helped someone who was in a deep dark place to realise there is a reason to live ! A reason to fight and a reason to show the world his art ! His photography!
I have so much love and respect for you all right now ! And I wish I could put into words just how grateful I’m am to each and every one of you ! Have a fantastic Easter .. stay safe ..
It’s like it was never there! Maldon town become the setting for the new six part drama ‘the Essex serpent’, staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes..
Last week a couple to big tents popped up, then a number of big trucks and what seemed like 100 set workers ! set to work to put together a Victorian setting with boats, ships and what looks like a Victorian dock. With all the trimmings..
I was keeping fingers crossed that filming would take longer than just a few days and that I would have the luck and pleasure of seeing the amazing cast a crew of the drama. But life got in the way ! And I couldn’t make it there to photograph Tom or Claire! In the midst of filming..
I was lucky to have got a number of set shots but the only time I could have got a shot of one of the stars the security guards got in the way so managed to get his nose haha! Not what I wanted !
Wish I could have managed to get some more chances .. would have been great to get some stars into the portfolio.. and give his fans something to look at!
Sadly I only managed to get set shots ! Like those you see above!
Just a week later I managed to get down to the quayside where filming was .. and there is was … gone! Not a dot of dust no lumps of coal or grains of salt! It was back to standard Maldon quayside!
As fast as it come, it was gone again!
Yet another lights down on filming and another film, filmed in Maldon .. .. it’s great that this little sea side town has been home to so many filming sets .. looking forward to the next one! Keep eyes open
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