It occurred to me this afternoon, that I could make this challenge a little easier by assigning some of the days of the week a theme. As I mentioned in my last post, I attempted a photo challenge before and I had to stop after 100 days, that was partly due to circumstances outside of my control, but also, I was finding it hard to find new things to post and keep it fresh.
I think if there are set things that will be posted on certain days, then it will reduce the strain of being totally original each day. This isn’t a cop-out, I don’t intend on just posting the same thing every week. It’s my plan to keep things light-hearted and fun, but with a little bit of structure to go along with the challenge.
The first theme will be Mug Monday.
I collect mugs, my family would say I hoard mugs and cups, but the fact is my parents started this madness when I was a child and insisted on buying me Easter Eggs that came with either a mug or an egg cup. These little foibles of my family got me started and into teendom and adulthood, I have just carried on collecting. Some get broken along the way and a little bit of my heart gets chipped away. So I just do what any normal person would do, I replace it and move on. If friends and family are stuck for a gift idea…. I get a mug and I am happy.
January 2nd, 2017
I was thinking fo how I could make this process of posting every day a little bit easier and not as hard as I found it last time. Well, it occurred to me that if I had a couple of days that had set themes that that would take out some of the searching processes for identifying a new post for every day. The first of these themed days will be Monday and it shall from here out be known as “Mug Monday”.
The first entry into Mug Monday is a much that has never seen liquid in its life. This is my TARDIS mug. I actually use it to keep blog post prompts in. When I am struggling with an idea for a blog, I pull out a slip of paper and write about that. 9 times out of 10, the posts never get published, but it keeps me writing. Call back next Monday to see what marvellous mug gets displayed next.
January 1st, 2017
OK, so this is me. Looking at myself in the mirror lately, I see a tired old man who has given up on himself. Looking at myself from the outside I know that it is down to the changing of the year and my usual slide into negative thinking over the post-New Year period. Once April comes around, things will start to look up. Until then I have to try and keep my spirits raised and looking towards any small glimpse of positivity.
Don’t worry, there won’t be to much negativity through these posts, I promise.
Always one to try something new at the start of each new year, I have jumped in with both feet and started this little 365-day image challenge. I am not going to claim that each day will be a brand new photo of something fantastic, rather it will be an image from my life that day. Who knows what that is going to throw up, I sure don’t.
I may get behind posting by a day or so, but I will catch up and I will make it right.
Now and then I’ll throw a few thoughts here on the blog side of things.
So for now, enjoy!