Thursday, December 27, 2012

A 365 Project


I like to set goals. I like to plan projects. Love New Year's resolutions. I'm that kind of person.

One of my happiest years was the year (2003) that I decided to try to read 100 books. I've kept that resolution every year since and it continues to be a source of happiness.


I have, unexpectedly, become a blogger. That brings with it another set of goals. I love writing a good post and seeing people visit my blog and share their thoughts about the post. Very nice.

So, what next? I ran across a blog post this morning that has inspired me. Elsie at A Beautiful Mess proposes that we try a 365 project in 2013. She has decided to attempt to make 365 self-portraits, one-a-day. She writes, "That's the cool thing about the project: it's completely overwhelming in the big picture, yet every individual day is totally doable!"



Love Marcie Scudder's Daily Practice. She posts a photo each day and writes a few lines about it. Not sure I could keep up with that, but I'd like to give it a try.

So here's my plan: Each day I will photograph a Small Moment. I can do that (I think) at Instagram. Once a week (or once a month...let me give myself a little breathing room here...) I'll post my favorite  at Saturday Snapshot or Wordless Wednesday.

How about you? Do you want to join me? Would you like to take on a 365 project? What will your project be?

23 comments:

Sherry said...

Sounds like you have a good plan of attack for that project (IG, weekly fav, etc) - I attempted a 52 week project - started late & ended early (for me) - going to try it again next year.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I tend to be too ambitious. Crossing my fingers with this one. That never hurts.

PuggiePies said...

I think that is a pretty awesome idea!! I love it!! I think I am going to try to read that book "Live Second" 365 days of putting Jesus first! :) I cant wait to see what you post!! <3

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Maybe if I put my camera in my purse....

BookBelle said...

I've been thinking of a 365 photo project for many years. I think I will to do it this year since you reminded me before January 1 :-)

I could never do self-portraits. I do think I could manage a small moment a day.

Yay! I'm excited.

Louise said...

I'm not a resolution kind of gal, my most successful year was when I decided to stop making resolutions, I've managed to uphold that. I also know that I couldn't do a 365 project myself, but I'm looking forward to watching your develop and evolve. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to a Happy New Year.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Funny!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Go, go, go!

Vasilly said...

Ever since I've read Elsie's post, I've been thinking if and what my own 365 day project will be. I like the idea of doing a self-portrait a day but I really like the idea of capturing small moments too. Good luck on your goal. Did you pick a word for 2013 yet? You know one to capture what you hope to accomplish? I think my word for next year is thrive. :-)

Jidhu Jose said...

I loved ur clicks..third one was awesome

Ti said...

I love the idea of this but I know, I know I will not be able ti keep up. I wish I had a better camera on my phone.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm thinking about Yes. With an exclamation point. Yes!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I probably won't be able to keep up either. I think I'll start it, knowing this, but trying anyway.

Les said...

I love this idea, as you take some great pictures. I especially like the first one in this post!

I did a year-long photo challenge (for myself) a few years ago and posted all my pix on Aminus3, which is a great place to share your photos. You can see my "portfolio" here, if you like.

Have fun with your project!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Beautiful, Les.

Esme said...

I like the photo of the bird. I was just watching a hummingbird in my garden this morning. I will not take on another project. this is the year of saying no-which I guess is a resolution in itself. I was in a 3 mos trial and then got sick because of all the stress after it was over. Time for myself is my goal for next year.

Have a good morning.

Vasilly said...

Deb, I think I like your word much more than I do "thrive". ;-)

Joyce Lansky said...

Sure, you can.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Martha Eskuchen said...

Oh, what a tempting idea. I like the thought of taking the daily picture and then posting once a week or so. Glad I saw this before 1/1... I'll think on it a bit. :-)

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful shots. Happy New Year!

My entry.

matnic17 said...

I'm going to join in on the 365 Project! I've been searching for others who are doing it to follow and encourage along the way. You can find mine at http://mattucker365.blogspot.com/

Janice said...

I am doing a 365 project.... there is a great community formed on the .org site so I set up a page there http://365project.org/jplovescotton Feel free to join us!