happy december + reflections on photo of the day november

welcome, december!

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!].

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what a positive way to usher in our holiday month!

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well, photo of the day november is now bygones. here are a few concluding thoughts, divided into pros and cons, more or less…

the positives:
~ 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.

not-so-positives:

~ 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.

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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!

happy saturday!

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Comments

  • Johanna B  On December 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Welcome to the human race. Everyone is entitled to the occasional bad mood and when better to be struck with them – in an already sucky month!!! Wallow in it girl! Christmas is just around the corner.

  • Fran@BCDC  On December 2, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I loved the idea of Photo Of The Day! In fact, I think I may borrow it after the first of the year. There are times when it’s hard to come up with an idea each day. As my major clean out pack up continues, it will get pretty redundant. Since I generally post every day unless we’re on the road, I’ll need something new and different. Looking forward to Blogging A to Z in April. Suppose I should think of a theme for that, so I don’t repeat without realizing it! I loved having your here every day, but that’s selfish, I suppose! Have a great day, Cathy!!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

      oh, thank you, fran! it is nice to be in touch every day. i would love to see your take on photo of the day – with your varied interests and activities, you would have a great and interesting mix of photos, i know it!

  • Zo  On December 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I think I would probably curl up in a ball somewhere if I thought about posting once a day. In the last month, I have done a few “just hit publish” posts rather than scheduling…I thought it was funny how weird it felt to not have it “lined up.” I’m glad you enjoyed your daily photo posts (I did), and I am always happy to see a new post from you!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      haha! funny how we each get in a groove with our blogging frequency and have a preferred style. i am glad you enjoyed photo of the day, zo! thanks!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On December 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Ooh, diet coke day is almost here! I can’t wait to read about that. It’s interesting that you preferred the daily blogging! I’ve never once scheduled a post, isn’t that funny? But, I definitely like to edit edit edit until I feel there is nothing left to change.

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

      stacie, i wish we could sit and drink diet coke together next sunday!! i LOVE editing!!!

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