Sunday, January 20, 2013

Life :: #365photos January Update

For those of you who don't know, I'm doing my own 365 project via Instagram. I've been having so much fun taking a photo every single day! My only rule is no faces. I already take plenty of pictures of myself and the people in my life, so I wanted to challenge my creative skills with this project and step outside of my comfort zone. I'm thinking about adding a 'no food' rule too, because again, I already take photos of what I eat -- it's way too easy. We'll see.

To be honest, I haven't felt very inspired to post lately. I know one of my goals for this year was to blog more, but I think what I meant was 'blog better.' Once again, it's all about quality over quantity. And, just because other bloggers post every day doesn't mean I have to. I used to put a lot of pressure on myself, but I don't want to anymore. I'm not a full-time blogger, and it's not fair for me to compare myself to those who are. I guess I've been doing a lot of questioning lately -- kinda like I did last year. I'm contemplating exactly what I want my blog to be. So I suppose this is just a warning that posts may be sparse for awhile here, but they're going to be the best I have to offer.

Those last few were obviously not part of the project. I'm clearly self-absorbed. And yes, that is a real park job I saw this morning. Yikes!


  1. Great photos!- I was confused with the last few photos of you, but you explained. I have always wanted to do a 365 project, but I fail constantly. I tried on my phone with one of those calender apps Nicole was talking about, and I couldn't even remember to take a photo a day...Anyhow, we should do breakfast again if I go to L.A. next weekend! Thanks for the fun time and girlfriend-bonding! -Jess

  2. I always fail at 365 too oi I've tried so many times. That second self photo of you is striking! I super dig it! :D

  3. I'm SO glad you're doing the challenge too! :) I know we can do it, especially (like you mentioned) we're always taking pictures! I would love if you still include food photos but of course it's up to you!

    To start off the year I've been writing down blog post ideas and labeling them under Week 1 to 4 for the month along with Mon, Weds, Fri. It's a pattern I used to try and stick to that seemed to work for me and so far so good! There might be times when I can only blog twice a week, and I think that's ok especially if it's because I don't have time. I don't ever want a blog post to be forced. I've also been debating on whether or not I want to keep SHE on blogger but I'm not doing anything until I'm 100% sure because it's a big decision. Anyhow, sorry for the long comment!

  4. The pressure of posting daily was just too much for me. It just took the joy out of it. I try to post 2-3 times a week and that seems to work for me. I also wanted to ask you about your Samsung Galaxy S3. I just got one and wanted to know what apps you've liked so far? Or your favorite features? Thanks

  5. Love your photos! And daily posting is so not necessary... I thought I had to post everyday for the longest time and it was daunting to constantly realise I had gone a day without posting... I just post when I like now and I love it so much more.

    An Unordinary Hello

  6. I think it's important to blog better instead of blog more as well. So kudos to you on trying to do that, and for taking a photo every day! Great project.

  7. I have had trouble keeping up with a consistent blogging schedule as well. I just haven't felt overly inspired lately and I don't want to just post to post....

    I agree: blog better, not more!

  8. I'm in on the blog better bandwagon. I figure, wait until you have something worth saying, don't yammer. Oh, but you're The Loudmouth! Apologies if yammering is your MO -- haha.

    I'm doing a 365, but like posting, not pressuring myself if I miss a day. I'm using the prompts created by Fat Mum Slim. She gives you a theme for each day -- good if you're stuck for inspiration. (Link:

    I started a 365 last year, shooting my jewelry -- lost energy around August. I found that my photography skills improved greatly! (Upgrading my phone didn't hurt either).

  9. 365 projects are amazing -I am sure you will love it and learn from it! I've done two and they were great experiences.

    I love that America truck - so funny and weird! I saw a Dora truck once.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails// fawn pendant giveaway

  10. I think that blogging better is more important than blogging more, so I applaude that! Also, love that you are doing a pic a day challenge--love the constraints of instagram (square is such a challenge for me sometimes) so your no faces rule makes it even more interesting! Hope your party was a lot of fun--I'm sure it was!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. that project sounds so much fun! i've always wanted to start something like it, but knowing me, i'm a hundred per cent sure i'll end up not finishing it.

    And look at that parking job! Looks like something I do all the time. Haha! :)


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