At the time that I started this project with a few other people, I didn't realize that it would give me so much fun. After a week one of us started a group on Facebook, only for the people in this project that Courtney started. The group of lovely people became a part of this project and a part of my life. Never thought this people would give so much help, responses, support and ideas to each other. I knew already other groups and I have to say not one of these other groups are so peaceful and so nice to each other as in this group. In the mean time we have 268 members and the most of the people are from the USA, 2 of them Australia, a couple Canada, 1 Italy, 1 Poland, 3 UK and 2 out of the Netherlands and much more different countries. All women... and 3 men! Oh and don't forget... never a fight! Imagen... put 267 women in a room and what would you get after a hour? Right you will get a fight! Put 267 women that love photography with respect and love in one group and you will get a new "Family"!
Not all the 268 people are active every day. But we have a small group that is there every single day! In this short time 2 of them got a precious little child... amazing but they still do the project and made photo's in the hospital!! Isn't that commitment?!
It's not only the fact that I need to make photo's every day, but when they are on the pc I need to choose one. Only one! In the beginning I shot about 100 photo's a day and had problems with choosing one of them. Half of them were already crap... Now I take between the 10 and 20 photo's that day and it's a bit easier to choose. I try to get a theme. In the Facebookgroup we made a list with theme's and Ideas. There are a few that choose a theme a week, but oh boy what's that hard to do! I'm struggling every single week again with that. So I gave up and take photo's of what I see that day.
And after that you put your favourite photo with a few butterflies in your stomach online... and wait... when will I get the first Like and when do I get the first CC... PING...Yessssss! There is someone who said something on my photo in the group! Thank god there is one person who liked my photo! The stress is going away. Sometimes there is nobody online because of the time differents in this world, and than is waiting long... and I checked a few times if I missed a like of comment.
Next step... put it online on my own facebookpage. Again doubting... is it the right one? Ach what the heck! It's my page, my photo!
Last step, but not least, put it online in the blog. A blog, yes Courtney told us to make a blog and tell about the photo, that day, about the project and so on. I really didn't know that blogging was so hard. There are day's that I just put my photo online and didn't write. But that has to change, right now! I need to write about the photo's and that day and why I did it. The safest way is "This is my photo of today, it's a flower as you can see". But that wouldn't be the way to do it. And it's not exactly what they meant with blogging. So I watched last few day's on a lot of blogs from different theme's. I learned a lot. I have to write what I want to tell. What I felt in that time when I made the photo, why I make this one and so on.
Every day I learn something new, there are things that I never saw before, there are things that I want to try some day.
Now we are on day 127, never thought I would get to this point. Only 238 day's to go. Time flies.... what would I do after this 365 day's. I can't think about it that the group would stop. I hope we go on with Project 365 .2