Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pictures and Blog Posts

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Pretty much as I expected, keeping up with my picture and blog post every single day has proven to be not such an easy task, now that I'm home and don't have 3-5 hours to myself every evening. I've actually done just fine with the pictures. There are plenty of shots to be had around here. It's the daily blog posts that are a little harder to come by ... especially when the clock's hitting 11 or 11:30, and I have to get up in the morning to take the kids to school.

So here's the plan ...

I'm going to "semi" de-link the project365 picture a day from the posts on this blog. I will still do a picture every single day, which I will upload to both flickr and facebook. And when it comes to this blog, every post will still have a picture to go with it. I just don't plan on trying to write a post to go with every single picture I take, as I did in Iraq.

Actually, in Iraq, it was a very good idea. Not only did I have more time. But committing to writing a post to go with each picture actually gave me more ideas for both pictures and stories.

Here, back home, I think just the opposite will be true.

I know some of you like seeing and hearing about my family. But at some point, seeing pictures of kids that aren't yours is going to get kind of boring ... even for my friends. I'd like my blog posts to at least once a week offer up something of value to the readers. Now don't get me wrong, I still believe in the idea that pictures can help to inspire writing, and I will continue to utilize it, but I plan to start writing fewer, but "meatier" posts.

On the picture front is where I really expect it to free me up. There are things I'd like to take pictures of, that I just can't imagine I'd have anything to write about. The bug on the flower from this evening being a perfect example. For the remaining 235 days of my 2010 picture a day project, I get to just take pictures ... it already sounds so liberating!

Anyhow, that's where things stand here at the Todd Morris blog. I appreciate all who have been following along, and I hope to continue to provide you with some good information over the coming days, weeks, months and years.

Catch up with you again soon,
todd

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