Pic of the Day Update

Blogging, Pic of the Day 2010

Here it is May 1 and I can happily report that my pic of the day project has been mostly successful. I was very diligent about it through January and February and most of March. I lost momentum at the end of March but still managed to post a pic on 28 days. Got a little sloppy in April with posts just on 23 days. Considering I have never engaged in a project like this before, I’m pleased that I’ve kept up with it as well as I have.

I plan on continuing the project, but I am not going to put a lot of pressure on myself to take a pic every day. That seemed to devolve into a lot of “this is what I had for lunch” pics. Not that I won’t post pics of food again, because I’m sure I will, but I’ll save that for something more interesting than what I had for lunch at work.

I will still try to routinely post something, but I’m not going to force it. Part of the point is to find something interesting each day that is photo-worthy, but, alas, that’s not always the case.

I would like to actually SAY something about the pictures I take and I think taking fewer pictures may help with that. We’ll see. Part of the problem is that if  I’m doing something interesting, I may not have the time or inclination to write about it. I had intended to have something to say about my recent drive through California and Oregon. Glad I at least was good about taking the pics but wish I had some put some description with them.

I also would like to take more of my pictures with my real camera, but it’s SO easy to take them with my blackberry. The pics don’t always turn out so well because it’s a pretty crappy camera, but I always have it with me. I am fascinated by the fact that I can take a picture with my phone, upload it to my Flickr account, which then creates a blog post, whose feed sends a link to Facebook and Twitter. Way too easy. Using the camera actually involves some human intervention.

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