My photos are always so far down no one sees them.
Three thoughts, though:
1) This one went green quickly, and there was heavy participation. I don’t see stats yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of new people. Pick topics that are a little less universal and you’ll see less entries. (Picking topics that are less universal also forces me to search for images I wouldn’t normally shoot.)
2) Three entries gives me lots of room to experiment.
3) Of my entries, I generally have one that is my favorite, one that I’m not as pleased with, and one that I’m not at all pleased with. The last one gets the most votes, always.
There does need to be a limit, but I’m happy with three, even if it may force me to go TF once the paychecks start again. (I work at a school–no work over the summer.)