Thursday, January 10, 2013

Welcome 2013!

I'm a few days behind here, but I just wanted to check in and see who's planning on continuing (or starting over!) in 2013.  I'm too addicted to this project to stop - I love that I have such a great record of the day-to-day life of my family.  And I love seeing what's going on in other people's lives, too.

So if you're interested in continuing (or joining!), please let me know.  I will be doing some cleanup on the sidebar in the next few weeks, removing the blogs that aren't being updated, but I don't want to take something down if people are planning on using it.  And, of course, if I do remove the link, it can always be added again!

Happy picture taking!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gearing Up for Next Year?

If you're new to Project 365 Central, take a look at this post for information about what's going on here.

2011 is almost over!  Can you believe it?  I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's pictures this year!  It's been so interesting to discover what you can learn about people, some of them complete strangers before the start of this project, just by looking at a single snapshot of their lives each day.  Thanks to everyone who participated, even if you didn't make it all year.  Rachel, from Day by Day 365, wins the prize (not that there's actually a prize) for never missing a day yet.  Nice job, Rachel!

Who's up for another year?  I plan to keep going through 2012 and would love to have company again!  If you're currently participating with us, you don't need to change anything.  If you'd like to join us for 2012, send me an email through the "Contact" tab at the top.  Be sure to let me know your blog address so I can add a link to you in the sidebar.  And that's all there is to it!

Happy picture taking!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Keeping in Touch

If you're new here, take a look at this post for information about what's going on here.

You might notice that the "Links" tab at the top has been replaced with "Contact".  LinkyTools, the service I was using to create the link list, has switched from a free to a subscription-only service, and I'm too cheap to pay for it.

Even though all the blogs are linked in the sidebar, I still liked having the list, because people could add their own blogs to the site without having to go through me.  However, we can work around that.  I've added an email address for this blog to the "Contact" page.  It's not quite a one-step process, but it's close.

If you're new here and you have a Project 365 blog you'd like added to the list, let me know!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


If you're new here, take a look at this post, below, for information about what's going on here.

After a few days of trying to keep up with people's pictures by following the links on the next page, it has occurred to me that it would be much easier if we could see when participating blogs have been updated.  There are 13 of us now, and that makes for a lot of blog-hopping.

Consequently, I've set up a widget in the sidebar that will update each time a new post is added to a blog.  Some blogs even show a thumbnail of the most recent picture (I think it has to be a Blogger blog in order for this feature to work.)

I hope this makes stalking each other viewing each other's pictures more fun and less of a chore!

Happy picture-taking!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hi there!  Welcome to Project 365 Central, a jumping-off point for what I hope will become a whole bunch of Project 365 junkies.

The purpose of this particular blog is simple: this is a central location which will host links to a variety of Project 365 sites.  If you're interested in joining us, here are some simple instructions:

1. Start a blog.  It doesn't have to be fancy, and it doesn't actually have to be a blog.  Some people use Flikr.  Whatever works for you.  But find a place to post all your pictures.

2. Choose a day to begin your project.  It should be a date that will help you when keeping track of a year.  January 1 is a popular choice, but some people start with their birthday, or the first day of school, or another event.  It's up to you!

3. Take pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.  Every. single. day.  The more you take, the better your chances of forming a habit.  And the more you'll have to choose from each day.  (And the more you'll tick off anyone else who uses the camera and/or computer, but sacrifices must be made in the name of art, right?)  Of course, you could limit yourself to taking just one picture each day, but I'm in the lots and lots of pictures camp.  Some people also prefer to follow a theme, such as more arty pictures, or pictures of their children, or common household objects, or whatever, but what you take pictures of is entirely up to you.

4. Choose one picture for each day and post it.  You don't have to post it that day, but make sure you label it with the date and the day (as in, Day 1, Day 2, etc.)  I tend to do a week's worth at a time.  Placing each picture in its own post makes it easier to go back and find them later.

5. Have fun!

If you want to have your blog linked in the sidebar so anyone who is interested can see your pictures, send me an email (see the "Contact" page at the top) with your blog address included and I'll see that it gets added.

Below is a button.  Adding it to your blog will give you a quick and easy link back to this site.  If you'd like to add it, copy the html and paste it into you sidebar (on Blogger, go into "Design", then click on "Add a Gadget".  Choose "HTML/JavaScript" and paste the text into the window.  Click "Save" and it should appear in the sidebar on your blog.  If you don't use Blogger, I'm afraid you're on your own.)

Have fun, and happy picture taking!