Some time last week I crossed two million views on my Flickr pages. That's a 2 followed by six zeroes. 2 x 10 to the sixth power. 2,000,000. It's far less than a bazillion, but greatly more than a couple score. If views were simoleons, it would be a lot of simoleons. As a count of eyeballs, it approaches 4,000,000, assuming eyeballs mostly come in pairs.
It's gratifying that there has been this much interest over the last few years, and humbling to realize that it's not even a shadow of the interest that some photographers muster.
Still, I take it as a sign that I'm heading in the right direction as I continue to develop my craft and strive to visually eff the ineffable as well as I possibly can.
If you are one of the people who has visited my Flickr pages in the past, maybe even faved and commented a photo or two, thank you! I appreciate you!