Welcome to another month!
We are raring to go and I’m doing everything I can to get back into using my camera more. What I really need to do is schedule some time just to go out and take photos.
My apologies for getting the October linkup on the blog late. It’s sad, too, because I had everything all ready for myself. But hey, what can you do when life gets in the way?
Still, with another month upon us, I wanted to start us off on the right foot. I’ve started, over the past week, of hitting up older challenges and catching up on commenting and visiting. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen and I will continue until I’m caught up.
And though I am highly guilty of this as well, it’s disappointing to see how many people don’t comment on the other blogs in the challenge. There are some who do and some who don’t. And despite being behind, I do attempt to visit and comment on each blog in the challenge. Part of the reason to have this challenge is the interaction and such, so that we can enjoy the overall scope of it.
So if you haven’t visited and commented on previous challenges you participated in, try and get back and do it. If people are taking the time to visit you and comment — you should return the favor (especially in this challenge). And as I said, I am continuing my quest to be caught up and hopefully will finish this month at some point!
With all that in mind, allow me to re-post from last month’s theme post — three challenges for this overall challenge.
Challenge 1: Tell others about this photo blogging challenge and get some friends to come join us. Let’s see if we can get people interested in the challenge again.
Challenge 2: Make friends with your camera and see what you can come up with. Have fun!
Challenge 3 is at the end of this post (the theme!).
Before this, here’s come housekeeping items.
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? Blue. I’ve been blogging a bit more about my quest with diabetes and November is National Diabetes Month … and the color for diabetes awareness is blue, so it seemed to fit. It’s also something very open to interpretation. If you know others who might enjoy this challenge, pass it along. Please make sure your blog post publishes Thursday, November 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 2015: Anything goes
- July 2015: Patriotic
- August 2015: Rule of Thirds
- September 2015: Happy
- October 2015: Closeup
- November 2015: Morning
- December 2015: Holiday
- January 2016: Inside
- February 2016: Leap
- March 2016: Three
- April 2016: Vibrant
- May 2016: Outside the box
- June 2016: Baseball
- July 2016: Photographer’s Choice
- August 2016: Black and White
- September 2016: Your town/city
- October 2016: Water
- November 2016: Thanks
- December 2016: ‘Tis the Season
- January 2017: Express yourself
- February 2017: Love
- March 2017: Four
- April 2017: Color
- May 2017: Look up
- June 2017: Different camera/lens
- July 2017: Point of View
- August 2017: Summer fun
- September 2017: Selfie
- October 2017: Photographer’s Choice
- November 2017: Blue