today is santa shuffle saturday. i get the easy job of staying in the (warm) store; manager paul is out being race director! the santa shuffle (5 k fun run/walk and 1 k elf walk) raises funds for our local salvation army – i hope we have a big turnout of participants! [with yesterday's snowfall, and rain in the forecast for today, watch your footing out there!].
what a positive way to usher in our holiday month!
well, photo of the day november is now bygones. here are a few concluding thoughts, divided into pros and cons, more or less…
~ photo of the day reinforced that DAILY BLOGGING really is the style that sits with me the best. there’s no thinking about whether to blog or not – you just do it!
~ i loved having a “base theme” (ie, the daily photo) with which to work. i never thought, “i want to blog, but what shall i say?” because i knew i would create an entry around that day’s photo. some days, i knew days in advance what the photo opp would be (zoup it up), other days i grabbed a photograph-able moment (seriously, snow) and went with that. i liked that mix of impromptu vs planning, short vs long.
~ the biggest enjoyment was realizing i am open to being flexible with a blog posting time each day!!! this month, i tried out writing -> editing -> hitting the “publish” button instead of my usual/previous routine of composing -> editing -> editing -> proofreading -> scheduling a blog post (for first thing in the morning). i liked having zero expectations, and just writing what i felt like writing.
~ as stated, i am so NOT a fan of november – it gets to me every year, starting the weekend we go back an hour. it’s like clockwork (punny!) how the blahs strike. i initiated photo of the day as a way to help alleviate the november bah-humbug mood (ie something creatively fun to look forward to each and every day), yet i still had an over-riding november funk. now, i DID have MANY fun and happy november outings and moments, but i also had more pissy-mood times than usual…which makes me even more grumbly because life is good and i should not be in bad moods! anyway, i am very happy to move on to december. it is always a busy and energizing month!
~ i cannot tell if you like daily blogging vs random postings?? the number of daily blog hits was all over the place! highest day?? the happy birthday, dad post which saw a surge! [guess we know who is popular around here!!].
overall: november’s photo project was a success!
i have not made december blogging goals.
all i know is that FOR SURE there will be a kikiproject update on december 9th and FOR SURE i will recap DIET COKE DAY (which is also december 9th) on december 10th!