It shocks me that today, this challenge turns four.
I started this challenge in March 2013, hoping to have a steady challenge to get me to get out and take photos more. Though it hasn’t grown to where I’d like it to be (I would love to see 20-25 consistent contributors), I truly enjoy where we’re at and the group of people who continually take part in the challenge.
For me, it’s done wonders to get me out more. Yes, there are months where I kind of didn’t think about it much, but for the most part I’ve been able to get out more and take more photos. As I continue my quest to get healthier, I’m hoping my camera becomes a major part of helping me do so. It’s nice to go on hikes and such with the camera and hope to capture some wonderful things.
So today, we turn four.
Over the past few years, we’ve had some incredible photos. I’ve enjoyed every aspect of it and I’ve really liked seeing everybody’s images. Sometimes it takes me a couple of months to get around and visit everybody’s blogs, but I always attempt to. I hope, for the most part, I’ve visited every photo every done with this challenge.
That’s my hope, anyway.
The community aspect of this challenge — and blogging in general — has been something I’ve always enjoyed. Challenges help with that, so make sure you come back to see other people’s posts and links and visit them.
My hope is this challenge continues for years to come. I have themes figured for the next couple of years (not kidding), so we may as well keep going. Check out the theme below and get some of your fellow bloggers to join us and help the challenge grow!
I always have 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? Four. This should be an interesting theme. 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 Friday, March 31. 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
- November 2016: Thanks
- December 2016: ‘Tis the Season
- January 2017: Express yourself
- February 2017: Love