When Taylor McKnight started taking a photo a day on January 1st, 2004, he never imagined the project would not only serve as a way to remember a year, but also help him understand what was important to him in his life. (source)

Today is my birthday, and I’m using it to launch a personal 365 project.

Let’s face it, I am better at ideation and launch than sustain: my M-B personality type (ExTP) is one of “possibilities” which runs counter to routine. Thus one of my goals is to impose one “routine” for the next year. Another is right-brained: to help me become a better photographer by forcing me to think about the world via the lens, each and every day.* Also, my writing has helped me identify issues that are my passion, I’m hoping this project does something similar. Finally, this is a milestone birthday (55), so it feels appropriate to spend the year in a form of introspection (see Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life).

I do plan to use WiredPen as the platform – I’m not going to set up a separate blog but I have set up a category. I expect most of the photos to be shot with my iPhone4; the best camera is the one you have with you! I don’t have a theme (yet) and I expect I will experiment with tools like Hipstamatic and ColorSpash. And I will also post to my Flickr account.

Those of you who know me know that I am a “night” person — so I expect that most of these will be posted in the second half of the day! Just saying. :-)

* I’m not promising that every uploaded photo will have been taken that day.

Written by Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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