I’ve been thinking about photography lately. I’ve been feeling in a slump the last few weeks (maybe more) when it comes to Project 365. When I did it in 2007 I had more to photograph on a daily basis.
We were fostering dogs so that was a pretty steady change. I feel like photos of our dogs and stuff around the house isn’t all that exciting. And that I’m taking some photos just because I *have to*. It’s certainly not as fun as it was a few years ago.
But I don’t necessarily feel like I should just quit now when I’m about 3/4 of the way through the year. It is fun to take photos when something is going on. I don’t mind taking the camera most places when I go out. And I still want to take photos and then write about what I’ve been up to.
Next year (but starting now) I want to try and focus more on writing and photography. I’d like to maybe try writing one article type post a week (this is where the next year part comes in) where I actually take time to writing something. Or maybe I’ll aim for 50 of these kinds of posts so I’ll have two weeks “off” if I feel to busy or whatever.
I’ve also been wondering what I should do as a photography goal. I’ve been thinking about doing a letters of the alphabet things. Thanks to the English language having 26 letters I could do one a week and go through the alphabet twice. I’d have a photography goal but not feel like I have to take photos every day just because I *have to*.
This alphabet thing got me wondering if anyone else would be interested in doing it with me. If it turns into a group thing I’d create a new WP blog and give those who want to participate “author” rights to the blog (so others can post things). My thoughts are quite preliminary at this point but I thought I’d throw them out there to see if there’s interest. If there’s enough interest I might even start now rather than waiting until the first of the year.
General guidelines for a group that I’m thinking about are as follows:
~ Everyone participating would be an “author” to the blog so he or she could post things
~ Each letter have a theme (ie A has to be “from around the neighborhood”, B has to be a dessert, etc.) or just go with a letter each week without a theme)
~ If each week is a theme I’d post it in the blog or create an email group
~ Each week starts on a Sunday and photos should be posted by the end of the day on Saturday
~ Post 1-3 photos for each letter (or limit it to one a week, or no limit at all)
And anyone would be welcome to join if this turns into a group thing. I’d figure out a way for people to contact me so I know to add them as an author. I already have a contact widget here so that would probably be the easiest way at least in the beginning.
I just thought I’d throw my thoughts out there. No matter what it’s likely that I’ll be doing this on my own to replace Project 365 in 2011 but I thought I’d see if there’s any group interest as well.