Last night, I had a dream about #project365 and twitter. I think that’s a testament to what a big part of my life this has become. My spirits were down yesterday because I’ve been preoccupied by school lately and my project365 presence has been lacking. I don’t know how or why but my blog had a huge number of views yesterday! It was nearly twice my last highest view count. 204 was the final count for yesterday. Usually I’ll get about 40 views a day, sometimes more and lately, much less. Anyway, it was a huge motivation boost! So, thank you to everyone that comes by on a regular basis. It means so much, and I love seeing everyone’s project365’s too. It’s what keeps me going!
While I was preparing for my interview today (with Flux magazine), I was thinking about my experience and how this relates to what I want to do in the future. I’ve learned so much from #project365 and twitter. Today, I added the snow feature to my blog thanks to Bonnie. I learned how to export a .JPEG photo to a .NEF photo from Ken just over a week ago. Photo editing advice is always great to get too, like the Lightroom suggestions I got from Terri. The most encouraging support I first got was from Mindy, I think. She really made me feel welcome and is so honest and talented. Her blog is fantastic! I also found out what a Bokeh is from a comment on Jim’s project365, and he was the first person to link to my blog! There’s lots of other project365’s that I love too, always check the blogroll to see them!
There’s such a good feeling associated with project365. Since I’ve felt so welcomed and learned so much, I want to give back as much as possible. I found a new project365 today, and I got so excited about it. There is someone new all the time and I just want them to have a great experience and stick with it too! So go check out Dawn’s project365 Day One-Five. I’ve never been about doing something for the results or for the experience, I want to be doing things because I enjoy them. Project365 is definitely giving me experience, but that’s not why I’m so excited about it. It’s helped me so much. I love it, and I want to share it with everyone!
But, let’s get back on track to today’s post. All my photos are going to be holiday themed from now until Christmas. It’s the 25 days of Christmas meets project365. I’m pretty excited about it, but I guess I’m pretty excited about everything right now.. The snow and new header fit in nicely with my 25 days of Christmas theme too! Anyway, I’m in the business complex on campus right now. It’s my favorite study spot because of the natural light and I guess the atmosphere in general. On the spiral staircases in here there’s a bunch of garland, lights, and bows. The decorations and white railings made for a nice photo, I think so anyway. I like the Bokeh effect (look at me, using technical photography terms) and the leading lines in today’s photos. So much compostion thought, I think I’m really improving my skills!
But enough of my rambles, tell me your thoughts! Thanks for bearing with me and reading all of that!