One year ago, Erin Loxam and I pledged to take and upload a photo every single day for the entire year. Somehow, we’ve gone and done it. I believe she originally thought we’d last about three weeks.
Reflections: I was really struggling at some points, especially on days that consisted of nothing but waking up, going to work and going home. It was also a pain to upload something to WordPress every day, so every once in a while I’d bank up a number of photos then post them all. That was something Erin found annoying, too. Further, Erin just takes a lot more photos than I do — and way better ones — so on some days when she was posting amazing nature shots, I was posting photos of the takeout I was eating at work.
Overall, I liked the challenge, and knowing that we saw through a year-long goal that required at least minimal effort on a daily basis. I will probably continue posting the odd photo, but it absolutely won’t be every day anymore. Maybe once a week, once every two weeks.
Thanks to Erin, for challenging me both to stick with it and put a little effort into my shots, and my former journalism instructor Mark Hamilton, who inspired this throwdown last year by challenging his students to commit one creative act every day.
Below, a few shots from the year that were particularly significant to me, for one reason or another:
See how Erin did here.