Thursday, December 30, 2010

Things I learned while doing Project 365

I can't tell you how glad I am that project 365 is nearly over. I have never been this happy to finish a project ever.


I started out well and then, well, flaked.

Big time.

I learned that I don't like to be forced to take one pic every day. Some days I want to take 20 pics of grey skies and other days I don't even want to open the camera case.

I want the freedom to do that.

Otherwise, it'll be a pic of my handbag or bedside table as I remember at 10.30 pm that I'm supposed to have taken a pic.

I also learned that if I don't organise photos every single week, they become this huge mountain of photo organising drama that I really don't enjoy.

Weekly it's about a 20-minute or less task which is doable.

Whatever you do, don't sort your pics into categories before you take out your P365 photos - you will never find them again. *ahem*

Learn from my mistakes.

That is why April is not complete and why I can't find all the pics for June, July and some of August.

On my birthday (6 Aug), I decided enough is enough and to start doing this photo organising system properly again.

It worked.

Because of the weekly thing.

So I'm calling this done.

I will finish posting December pics and if I find those missing pics, I'll post them. Otherwise, it'll just have to do.

It's actually kind-of fitting that it's mostly there, but not. 9 months are totally complete and the rest are bitsy-piecy.

A bit how I am. Mostly there but not totally.

I do like the imperfection so maybe I won't even bother looking further for those pics :)

Going forward

I do like having a photo challenge going on.

I was thinking of doing a weekly photo challenge. I think I could do that.

Any ideas? Any good ones around on the internet?

P.S. Is anyone reading??? How did you do with your Project 365?


  1. I leanred that project 365 is a KILLER. A KILLER.

  2. Hehe, now imagine how I feel... I think I'm done too. This last year has been killer, and my kids are ready to shoot me. I've done it for 3 years ;)
    As for the photo challenges, there are a few... iheartface is weekly with a theme (this one is my favourite),, often has photo challenges. Also look at and the Weekly Winners on ;)

  3. I am 100% with you! I plan to take a photo of NYE celebrations tonight and then do a happy dance that i have finished this project! I have loved it, I have achieved it (I only forgot once!) and have loved sharing it with my Facebook friends for accountability. Yet is has been a burden when I have been sick, when I have been busy and when I have been uninspired.

    I would like a regular challenge, but not daily! Even though several FB fans are already saying how much they will miss my daily updates!

  4. I'm just starting (for the third year in a row... hopefully the third time's the charm!) but I can totally understand your point of view! I want to take the challenge, though, and I agree 200% with the organisation topic: taking pix is fun (most of the time) but it can become a mess very easily, and that takes all the fun out of it! I also plan to organize (and back up) weekly. I will have to learn to not fear the "delete" button, though! LOL


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