Friday, November 30, 2012
What has been the hardest part about blogging daily?
I was going to say the hardest part was getting into a routine. Sometimes I post in the morning, Sometimes I am sneaking that post in at the end of the day, but that really wasn’t that hard.
There is the question of what do I post. Do I stick with the basics or do I answer the prompts? Still not that hard, I did both as they suited me. If I am answering prompts, How do I know what picture to use. Ah, yes, finding the perfect picture. That is usually the hardest part of blogging for me. I think, the odd picture of the purple elephant or whatever pops into my mind.
Then I go looking through the files looking for that single shot. Usually I find something that works or is even better long before I find that perfect picture. Sometimes I am at a loss for what picture fits the topic. How do you choose a photo to go with the idea of having trouble finding photos? I cheated. I used a random number generator to choose which directory, which file and which picture. That came up with a picture with a lighting issue, so I went to the first good one of the same subject.
I like the randomness of it. These pieces are small pots that at the time of posting are available for purchase at The Gaslight Gallery.
For Nanowrimo, I did not “win” I did however make a slow but steady progress on my story. I can’t decide if these are excuses or reasons, but the headache from the car accident combined with working a job that did not allow for spending several working hours writing combined to make it more than I could handle. As far as the Art Everyday Challenge, I spent more time on the Nablopomo challenge. Yes, I still tried to work on creating everyday, but that also fell a little by the wayside in favor of PT and family activities. I guess you could say I spent the month exploring my written creativity, but I did not share with the community as much as I liked.
With my youngest heading off to college next year, I seem to be in the drop everything to do what ever with her. Next year she will not be here to distract me, so I will get more done then…
Seriously I enjoy spending time with the family. I am learning to balance what I want to do with spending time with them and working on their projects and needs.