Saturday, February 12, 2011

A 30-Day Photo Challenge...

A picture is worth 1,000 words. This quote is attributed to about 20 different people including a Chinese Proverb, Confucius, and an American man named Fred R. Barnyard in the advertising trade journal Printers' Ink, promoting the use of images in advertisements that appeared on the sides of streetcars.  The December 8, 1921 issue carried an ad entitled, "One Look is Worth A Thousand Words.".  I don't know that it warrants continued research with this much discrepancy, but; a picture can be worth 1,000 words and I intend to find out.

I stole this idea from the illustrious Facebook courtesy of a friend's husband. I'm sure they won't mind - I left a note on the profile that I had every intention of snagging this idea for my blog.

What I see before me is an opportunity to get personal with a few things, and more importantly, people, in my life.  I love writing (and pictures) and this is a great way to combine the two.  I hope you enjoy the next 30-days of my life blog.  And I hope I can keep it going for the entire 30 days! I don't perceive writing 1,000 words about every picture, so no fear that I will drone about minimal ideas just to fill the space.

For each new day I will create a new entry:  Day 1, The 30-Day Challenge and so on.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments!

Here is the breakdown:

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person(s) who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most silly things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

A final entry, to sum up all of this, will be an immediate picture of myself, no matter what I look like at the moment.  That one could be worth the most words of all.

I begin the challenge on Sunday, February 13, 2011.  By March 13, 2011 there should 30 entries with different pictures capturing moments of my life.  Let the challenge begin!

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