Enjoying the morning sun...waiting for the first snow of the new year. I like the contrast of the sun and approaching storm clouds, along with the shadows cast by the houses on our block. I don't often think about the shadow of my house. We are forecast to get 3-6 inches. I bet you can guess what the topic of tomorrow's picture will be!3/365
Well RJ Stangherlin, a wonderful woman with an amazing spirit that I met this summer at the DEN Leadership Conference in DC, has really put some pressure on me. We are friends on Facebook, and while checking my Newsfeeds this morning, I came across her update that included a link to a new post on her blog - "Changing Connections".
I'm probably not the only one who feels this way, but I can find myself on the computer for hours with really nothing to show for it when I'm done. I shared a little of why I took on this challenge in my first post, but another reason I took it on was to make my time online more intentional and productive. I have dabbled in blogging for several years now, but I hope to use "everyday in a photo" as a playground for learning more about the technical aspects...tags, embedding elements like Slideshare, improving my links to resources, etc. (Some of which I am already trying thanks to Stangherlin.)
In some regards this challenge has become almost like an experiment. As Stangherline noted in her blog post: "Could it be an opportunity...to see something of each day captured and posted in a photo. And that's the part I really like--the notion of seeing life reflected through a lens that captures the essence, the spirit, the sense of a day." How would this challenge change my view of the world around me? Would I become more appreciative of the small things? Would I see things that I never noticed before? As the days and months go by, would posting everyday become easier or more of a challenge? The good thing is, I have 362 days to answer these questions.
Flickr 365 Challenge