aloha friday: if a picture is worth a thousand words…

I’ve been thinking about new years resolutions, or really just things I’d like to do next year. Of course I’d always like to read more, I’d like to do more baking, I’d like to lose another 50 pounds. But these are all things I know I will try to do regardless of whether or not I “resolve” to do them. I’m looking for something more interesting – something that I might not do if I didn’t challenge myself to try. I have been hearing about 365 challenges for a couple of years now and you know, I think I might try one.

Most people do a 365 photo challenge – either taking a self portrait each day or just a picture in general with no theme required. Some people work on a craft or hobby. I think the picture thing is more up my alley though. Commitment isn’t a strong suit of mine and I don’t want to say I’ll try a new recipe every  day for a year when I don’t think I have that in me. But with a small pocket camera and two cute kids that I already take pictures of all the time… I think I might be able to handle it.

After looking through the pictures of people who have done it, blogs like this one with such stunning photographs or reading this interview with Taylor McKnight who started doing a 365 Photo Challenge back in 2004 (his pictures from 2006 are stunning) it really makes me want to give it a try. What do you think of 365 Challenges?

  • What would you like to do every day for a year?
  • Do you think I should give myself a theme like “pictures of my kids” or “self portraits” or leave it totally open ended?
  • Have you ever done a 365 challenge?
  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many pages do you think 365,000 words would fill in say a standard paperback book?

aloha friday @ an island life

Kailani @ An Island Life takes it easy on Fridays by posting a simple question for you to answer – and she invites you to do the same. Just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Last week I asked if you like to talk on the phone. The results are in…

not so much

12 responses to “aloha friday: if a picture is worth a thousand words…”

  1. Kailani Avatar

    I tried it a couple of years ago but only made it to mid-February.


  2. ilene Avatar

    I haven’t done one yet…not sure if I want to. Wouldn’t want something fun to turn into a chore. That said, the first blog you mentioned….unbelievable photos.


  3. JamericanSpice Avatar

    I’d love to dance. Every day for a year 🙂


  4. Olga Avatar

    hmm… something for 365 days a large challende that i haven’t done yet! Great question!


  5. Jean Avatar

    I’ve never done a 365 challenge for the blog before…and these days it would be next to impossible. I really loved my ww abc challenge and am very tempted to take a stab at it again and maybe make it a twice a month kind of thing.
    It probably will be easier to go with total random, cause taking a pic of the kids everyday may get old… or not…cause dang they are cute.


  6. MacKenzie Avatar

    You’ve been watching Julie & Julia haven’t you?!!? I say that because I did this week and since then I have had similar questions rolling around in my head! I intend to start a new blog at the beginning of the year, and added to the three I have already I am sure I will be plenty busy, and yet- I want something more! Silly me!

    And no, in general, I don’t like talking on the phone- I much prefer e-mail- unless its my mom!


  7. Michelle Avatar

    I’d like to say I’d run every day, but I know I wouldn’t. Life, illness, injuries all get in the way. I know, I’ll commit to get out of bed every day for a year. I think I can manage that.


  8. Harriet Avatar

    Interesting idea- I’ve never done it but, a journal would be fun.
    Have a great Friday.


  9. Nancy Avatar

    I’ve also never done one and probably couldn’t. I also think you shouldn’t limit yourself, I’ve seen people who do just their everyday lives and they can be fascinating.


  10. Krystyn Avatar

    I’ve never done it. Honestly, I don’t think I could do it.

    But, I don’t think you should limit yourself. Take pictures of lots of things. Maybe what you had for dinner, your car after taking your kids somewhere, etc. Then, they can really tell the stories.


  11. jen@ourdailybigtop Avatar

    I started off really strong with my daily pics (documented on shuttercal) but lost my mojo. I am bummed that I missed days b/c it was really just to capture our every day. I will probably try to do it again in 2010…just another way to document our life since I don’t scrapbook anymore.


  12. Auntie E Avatar

    let see…
    1. exercise
    2. theme are always nice, but tend to tie you down.
    3.No , never have..there’s always a first…
    4. How about 365 pages, one for each day.