For a year I’ve been uploading photos to various photography sites, trying to establish my name as a photographer. These days, it’s all about Google ranking, and a person unfortunately has to play the game by establishing a certain “fan base” of followers through various social media sites, in order to convince Google’s search engine that your business page is indeed worthy of appearing when people search for things such as, “Springfield MO photographers” or, “best wedding photographer in Springfield.” Unless you want to show up on page 48 of Google, you just have to saturate the internet with photos, and build a fan base, create link-back traffic to your website, et cetera.
Which brings me to my point. For a year now, I’ve been posting my very best work. These range from carefully lit macro close-up shots, to highly Photoshopped glamor shots of professional models, to daring shots of tornadoes and lightning storms, to aerial photography, to weeks-long CGI projects. All in hopes of earning a difficult to obtain, and highly coveted score in the high 90+%’s on the website where I primarily post my work.
So yesterday I happened to take a quick, unplanned snapshot of a stray cat, who quizzically popped his head out of a storm sewer. I uploaded this silly photo and almost immediately scored (for me) a record-breaking 96.5% score. And it’s still rising, with a half-dozen “likes” per hour pouring in.
I’m not boasting. It’s not a great photo.
But I think it proves a point:
People like cats.
No, they LOVE cats.
This same photo is also spreading on Twitter via retweets, and Pinterest via shares.
It’s ridiculous. So henceforth I’m done taking photos of humans, tornadoes, close-ups of insects, commercial products, babies, et cetera….. from now on, I’m going to be a cat photographer. There’s apparently no quicker way to achieve recognition. Hence this shameless cat-exploitation post, and the subtle peppering of “cat” related keywords throughout this post.
*Please contact me with all of your cat-photography needs. I do cat graduations, cat weddings, baby kittens, cat engagements, and all other cat photography.
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