So… Last year I attempted to post a daily photo. And for the most part, it went okay for the first few months, and then totally came to a screeching halt as life got busy. And frankly, I really missed it during the second half of the year.
Photography for me is a relaxing hobby most of the time. I enjoy the technical aspects and I enjoy thinking about creative presentation. Based on experiences of last year, I found that in an unexpected turn of events, I find it really rewarding when I receive comments from people all around the world on my blog. You see — I never expected that people would find my photos, and even if they did, I never expected them to actually comment! It just goes to show that capturing moments in time spans language and culture, and that’s really cool!
This year, my wife and I decided that we wanted to take on this project together. Except we wanted to add a twist — a theme for every month. After much discussion, we decided that we’d start off the year with color, the rainbow actually. So, for the month of January, we’re each going to take a photo of a color in the order of the rainbow – ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). Since today is the first day, we’re starting with red. Tomorrow will be orange, and so on, until February.
If anyone else is interested in joining us, feel free to post a comment with your blog where people can find your photos and I’ll add a link here.
So, without further ado, I present:
Red - Christmas Ornament
So 2009 is almost over, and while I know I should have expected the year to end (as they always do), I’m somehow more surprised than usual. Apparently, I’d gotten a little too comfortable with writing 2009 on things so it is now time to force me to change (or else scribble out a lot of dates). If the past is any indicator, it will take me until June before I figure out what’s going on with regards to documenting the correct year.
With that said, I’m trying to actually make some New Year’s Resolutions this year. You see, I’m on a roll from last year having successfully accomplished my single resolution to make no resolutions. While it may not be a huge undertaking, it’s one which I took seriously and am proud to say I’ve generally succeeded. I like to enjoy the successes in my life – no matter how small and insignificant they may seem.
So this year, I’m going to actually try to market Digital Notions. If you’re read my previous article entitled Rookie Blogging Mistakes, you’ll soon realize this is one of my biggest hurdles I’m facing with the success of this site. In an effort to do this, I’m going to be undertaking a huge task – posting at least one photo every day.
I’m not going to set any limits on the subject matter of these daily photos. They may be simple snippets of my daily life. They may be photos of which I’m particularly proud. Or, they may be some experiments that either did or didn’t come out correctly. Regardless, I’m hoping to see a progression throughout the year. Overall, I’m trying to grow as a photographer. We’ll see how it goes.
In addition to Photo A Day plan, I’m going to try to write more. You see, as much as I enjoy photography, I also enjoy writing. I plan to not only write more helpful articles for fellow bloggers (especially about the Photo A Day undertaking), but perhaps write some more creative pieces. I don’t want topics to stray too far from the purpose of this site, but I do want this site to evolve into something that is uniquely me.
So there you have it! If you have any ideas for topics to write about, or any ideas for daily photo themes, leave a comment and let me know!