State of the project

I’ve been slacking. There, I’ve said it. Now let me explain. On the 25th of November, 2012, I started this project to take a picture every day for a year and post that picture online, preferably the same day. I now have posted more than 300 pictures, and there is less than one month to go, that is if I post the pictures of the last couple of days.

Some time ago I posted some statistics about the project. At the time of writing that post some 15% of the pictures I had posted were not taken on that specific day (roughly one per week). Although I was quite pleased at the time, lately the number of pictures that are not posted on the day I took them is rising quickly.

As a master procrastinator it is not difficult to come up with several reasons:

  • sometimes it just isn’t possible to go out and shoot
  • sometimes I just don’t feel like shooting
  • sometimes I don’t know what to shoot/I have the feeling I am running out of interesting places to shoot

These are not real reasons of course. Why shouldn’t I look for possibilities to shoot inside? How much effort is it to just pick up the camera and shoot (to put it in other words: shut up and shoot)? There is always something to shoot!

Another reason is that I have (too) many interests: reading about what other people are doing is one of them. Unfortunately this takes up way too much time, because then I want to do it too! Leo Babauta writes about this here. The solution: FOCUS!1

I knew this was going to happen at some point in this project but expected to reach it a lot sooner. Now I’ve stumbled over it it still took me by surprise somehow. What’s worse, I didn’t recognise it at first. However, I’m going to do my best to finish this project, because that was the point of starting after all!

  1. photography pun intended! 


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