Hardest Part of Post a Day 2011?

Ahem. Posting every day (did you know I was going to say that?).

I am lucky in a way. I haven’t had to use some of the very helpful Daily Post Blog prompts. I have them handy if I need to. I think participating in my daily photo project has helped. I always have a picture to write about, taking fresh ones every day.

The hardest part of taking pictures every day for my Project 365? Picking which picture to use.

I thought the hardest part would be finding things – people, places, objects, and animals – to take pictures of.

So far, noooo. It’s the choosing. I probably spend a half-hour trying to decide.

I can’t decide.

I waffle.

I get opinions from Jason, then Sydney. Which by the way, they NEVER pick the same one – ever. Annnnd???? They never pick the one I’m leaning toward. Of course.

It’s only Day 28. I am sure my eagerness and perfectionism will wear thin. I’ll start using my iPhone for pictures and be done with it (not that there is anything wrong with that). I’ve seen amazing pictures with iPhones and Blackberry’s. Seriously! Really impressive stuff. Of course, my goal is to get better at using the manual settings on my DSLR. Using an iPhone each day would be like skipping class.

So every day. I write. I photograph. I choose the best photo. I decide the best words.

My story last night was completely unplanned. I saw the prompt yesterday and I was intrigued. I had an image of the hallway and it never left my brain. I wrote from that image keeping within the 1,000 word limit. I am sorry. I did leave you hanging. It was not on purpose, just following the rules. And? I’m happy with where it’s at. It could go in so many directions. That prompt opened up a creative flow. Isn’t that what daily writing is supposed to do? I couldn’t stop it if I tried. So, yes. There will be more – much more – and maybe a few surprises.

I am extremely grateful for all your comments and support. Truly….what an honor. I don’t think I have a tenth of the talent some of you do. But. I’m learning, and thankful for that.

Learning to pick the best photo of the day is quite the lesson too. I thought I’d share some that didn’t make the cut. These pictures were taken from Monday thru Friday of this week. Enjoy!

Nosy nose.
The one that got away (it was quickly retrieved).
My dog...half greyhound...half anteater? It may or may not have been the marble she got.
Bridget proudly displays a FRITO as I photographically journal my love for White Trash. Hmmm....
A very, very close second on Day 24.The heart was drawn on her hand at her school.
I swear, I can see myself in her eyeball. I even cropped to look. I'm there. Camera and all.
Day 28 Picture. It wasn't hard picking this one. Blessed with Loved and happiness. Or remote and recliner?

I’m posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

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Do I have time for this? No.

Why am I doing it then? Let’s call it a test. Creating a habit. Writing more to keep creativity flowing. Creativity begets a sharper mind. More ideas. I mean, I do better at work when it’s busy. I guess I am applying the same concept here.

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2011 is the year I turn 40, the year I will push myself to go beyond. I will be working on writing, creativity, and photography. Making decisions to thrive, grow, and change.

I am joining Peggy Nolan from Six weeks to a new you: From Survive to Thrive. There are a few seats left if you feel the need for a push in 2011.

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Looks like you will be hearing more from me. I hope you will stick with me through my journey.

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