I am contemplating doing Project 365 for 2009 and would start this project on New Year’s Day.
You may be wondering what Project 365 is. In a nutshell, you take a photo every single day of the year for the entire year. Of course, there will be photos of the special events in life like birthdays and holidays but even if you don’t have anything exciting going on that day, you still snap a photo of something in your life. I've seen other bloggers mention it before or do it before but recently read about it on a digital scrapbooking blog I frequent as Creating Keepsakes (a scrapbooking magazine) is offering a new Project 365 scrapbooking kit. When explaining this to my BFF one of her initial questions was would I be taking photos of myself or Noah or what? Well, that’s just it – since it would be my project and my interpretation of my year then it could be photos of anything in my life; anything that has importance or matters to me at the time. It doesn’t necessarily have to be people. For example, one day I could take a photo of my favorite pair of shoes or maybe something extravagant I made for dinner.
Have you participated in Project 365 before? If so, did ya love it or hate it? Or if you have never participated, does it sound interesting to you? Does it sound like something you might get into? Here’s a few links that I have found helpful in case you want more information…. How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way - Great explanation and breakdown of Project 365. Taylor McKnight’s Recap – This guy did Project 365 in 2004 and 2007 and recaps his experiences. A Free Template - There’s a free template to digital scrapbook some of the photos from Project 365 and this designer is promising more. List of Ideas - This is a great list of 365 ideas to get you started and keep you going.If you're doing Project 365 and you are blogging about it, leave me a link to your blog so I can come cheer you on! Updated to Add: 3/9/09 - Thus far Project 365 is going well and making me appreciate the "little things" of my everyday life. Check out all my Project 365 pictures and posts here. I've made (freebie!) templates from a few of my layouts. You can download them here. There's some great P365 templates here.