You the old saying about if you don’t stop sometimes, life passes you by?
It feels like 2016 is that way.
I truly don’t know where this year has gone. It seems like yesterday it was just beginning, which makes things crazy when you start looking back. I’m not saying a lot hasn’t been done this year, but as one gets older, time goes through a tad more quickly. But getting philosophical is for another time — we’re here for photos.
As we approach the fourth anniversary of this challenge in the first quarter of 2017, I am continually reminded of the amazing people who currently are taking part, or those who have long ago. We’ve had a good, solid group of people through this challenge and I look forward to keeping it going in 2017 and beyond. At some point when I get free time (that’s a good one, right), I am going to go back through the entire history of the challenge and do a list of participants and how many times they have been part of it. I’m trying to think of a token of appreciation I can give as part of this, so stay tuned in future months!
Anyway, this month is another to try and get out and find some good photos. I’ll be trying to visit everybody’s blog for this challenge sometime in the next week. If you only linked, do yourself a favor and take the time to check out all the other wonderful blogs and those who posted. We all love to see comments or constructive criticism as it makes us get better in the long haul.
I feel as though there are a lot of ways to interpret November’s theme. I hope you all can have fun with it. But first, there’s always some housekeeping things:
Here’s how it works.
- See the theme (first day of the month);
- Take photos throughout the month (don’t use old ones!);
- Select five photos and create a blog post;
- Come back here and link up on the final day of the month;
- Use the official hashtag — #Photoblogchal — on social media posts;
- Hopefully go visit and comment on other blogs.
That’s it. There’s no rules on equipment or anything else. Blog posts can be short and to the point, or in-depth. Interpret the themes as you see fit.
The one big rule?
This month’s theme? Thanks. Is it something you give; or will it be something you get? Will it be personal or maybe something more broad ranged? Have some fun with this one and interpret it as you see fit. If you know others who might enjoy this challenge, pass it along. Please make sure your blog post publishes Wednesday, Nov. 30. Then come back here and link up.
If you think you are going to take part in this, drop a comment below so we can see who all might be trying to tackle this challenge!
There is also a Facebook group for those who are interested.
History of the challenge (past month’s themes – links to see everybody else’s posts are at the end of the linked post):
- March 2013: My World
- April 2013: Transportation
- May 2013: Night
- June 2013: Bridges
- July 2013: Signs
- August 2013: Summer
- September 2013: Outdoors
- October 2013: Fall
- November 2013: People
- December 2013: Festive
- January 2014: New
- February 2014: Red
- March 2014: One
- April 2014: Smile
- May 2014: Fun
- June 2014: Vehicles
- July 2014: Baseball
- August 2014: Colorful
- September 2014: Black and White
- October 2014: Photographer’s Choice
- November 2014: Where the streets have no name
- December 2014: ‘Tis the season
- January 2015: Games
- February 2015: Winter
- March 2015: Two
- April 2015: Friends and Family
- May 2015: Spring
- June: Anything goes
- July: Patriotic
- August: Rule of Thirds
- September: Happy
- October: Closeup
- November: Morning
- December: Holiday
- January: Inside
- February: Leap
- March: Three
- April: Vibrant
- May: Outside the box
- June 2016: Baseball
- July 2016: Photographer’s Choice
- August 2016: Black and White
- September 2016: Your town/city
- October 2016: Water