It’s now February 2011 and 2010 died over 5 weeks ago. Is that all? It seems much longer than that.
Anyway, I gave up on the 365 daily photo challenge much earlier than that. Not on 1st April, which was my last post, but in fact a month later on 1st May. Although I haven’t posted any April photos, I took one every day while I was in Australia during that month. I was suppose to return to London on 18th April but thanks to the Icelandic volcano, we had an extra 10 days there. A knock on effect of this was that my body clock took a lot longer to readjust and I had twice the volume of photos to go through and post on the blog. And I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t have the time to give it 100% and continue the project when I was back. In short, I ran out of steam.
Another reason I gave up was that I found my daily routine wasn’t varied enough. As a consequence I felt that the quality of my subject matter was, most of the time, becoming weak and tenuous. I really didn’t want to happen. One of the main reasons for undertaking the project to begin with was to improve and broaden my creativity. I feel I have achieved that to an extent – I have a better understanding of what kind of subjects I like to photograph – but to continue on a daily basis, taking a photograph for the sake of it was compromising that creativity. I realised that you need to carefully consider your subject; it shouldn’t be rushed.
So what I’ve opted for in 2011 is to have a weekly project. I will be using challenges from various sources and I may have some of my own. My intention is to post at least one photo a week on a specific theme but I will have more freedom in what I photograph.
This will be posted on a new blog.
Yes, I’m late but then timing was never my strong point.
This blog derived from my original oxymoronically titled, This is Not a Blog blog. I’ve just started blogging properly after ‘dabbling’ over the past 5 years or so. I decided that if I was ever going to get into blogging I should do it properly. This is Not a Blog is a journal of me getting to grips with blogging and understanding its tools and uses.
A couple of days into my blog I discovered the 365 Daily Photo Challenge. It has many titles varying on that theme but you get the idea; every day you take a photo and post it. This can be done on photo sites such as Flickr and individuals post on their own sites and blogs. I’ve decided to do both.
I’ve created this ‘spin off’ blog because I couldn’t have a separate page for my photos on http://pigeonhips.wordpress.com. You have to have a blog that you host yourself. I’m not sure whether I want to do that just yet, being new to this, so I’ve created this blog just for my photos.
So the first two photos are from 1st and 2nd January. Honest. I’ve got them on my original blog which were posted on their days. So there!