- A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Reach the 5,000-photo plateau on Flickr.
Date completed: February 2011.
Number: 56 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: I wanted to have at least 5,000 photos posted on my Flickr account.
Why I wanted to do it: In all honesty, the reason was to more justify having a paid Flickr account. Why pay the $25 per year if you don’t utilize it? I wanted to make sure I used the account, posted photos, created sets and made it so people could see my images instead of just worrying about posting one photo per day on a photo blog. I also knew it would push me to take more photos as now I would be able to easily post many photos at one time.
How I did it: I took photos.
Then I uploaded them!
Pretty simple, right?
The reality is I started carrying my camera more. I took more photos at events I went to. And I went to events I didn’t think I’d go to — just because I’m always looking for a cool photo opportunity. The other good part of this is the community. Flickr has SO many people on it and there are many, many talented photographers. By getting involved with the community, whether in groups or whatever else, you see a lot of inspiring photos. That made me want to go out and take more photos, see the world in a different way and work on getting photos uploaded.
So I kept taking photos and uploading them.
Before I knew it, it added up and I had reached my goal. Very cool stuff. I don’t see myself slowing down, either. Photography has become a release for me — a way to escape. And it’s easy to do by myself or with others.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.
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