Way back when, as I started to work on my site’s present design, I made a conscious decision not to use Flickr. The disadvantages, as I saw them, were: (a) I couldn’t style it, (b) current incoming links would be broken, and (c) I wouldn’t have access stats. Turns out (c) is not true, (b) doesn’t really apply since I don’t think I have any incoming links to my photos, and (a) is actually not that big a deal. Hey, I had fun styling my galleries (and fighting with Smarty templates, and learning my way around Gallery’s user interface, which isn’t all that friendly), but I don’t need to do it anymore. Flickr offers much more flexibility in organising my photos, a snazzy interface, rich tagging and metadata, and—more importantly—tons of exposure.
I’m in the process of republishing my galleries on Flickr. All new photos will go directly there.
Oh, and I’ve started another site redesign. It was about time, don’t you think? No details yet, except I am planning to expand the width from 800 to 1000 px. Hah, and what will I do with all that extra space?