In Israel the Dry Season lasts 6-8 months and ends in heavy rain sometime between mid October and mid November.
My photos have similar behavior. I experience "dry season" that can last up to a month, then there is a burst of downloads that boost my confidence and makes me think the big breakthrough is here to stay, only to run into another "dry season".
Going thru the new images that people upload or reading the trend of the month newsletter, is a great source of knowing what sells. Then it is up to you (and me) to decide whether you wish to join everyone else and shoot stocks of smiling people shaking hands etc. or you want to stick to your photographic way and shoot images you are happy with, knowing in advance that you can forget about being in top 10 download list....
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