Hello and welcome to week 25 of The Gallery.
This week it’s going to be tough. There I said it.
Not tough because I’m asking you to think hard or to root back through your dusty old albums.
No, this one is tough for a whole different reason.
Quite a few bloggers are clearly addicted to Blipping
, an online daily photo journal. I thought about starting one up myself, but I’m far too lazy/forgetful for that.
So I’m doing it for one day on here. With all of you.
Yes, this week’s theme is: One Day in August
Just like the Blip journals, I want you all to take a photo on the same day – OOOOO!
I’m trusting you to be honest here (as I often say to my children!)
So, on Sunday, August 29 (Bank Holiday Sunday if you’re here in the UK) I want you to take a photo. Of anything, doesn’t matter, you just have to take it on that day.
And you don’t even need to use your camera: Take it on your phone while you’re out and about?
Of course, Sunday is also the day 3 UK parenting bloggers fly to Bangladesh for a week to help raise awareness of the work Save the Children is doing with mothers and children in one of the most poverty-stricken places on the planet.
And when the Gallery opens next Wednesday, we will all have taken part in one giant Blip for that day! A living, breathing journal for a Sunday in August.
As always, come back on Wednesday to add your link, visit as many others as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
Appreciate the wonderful words and photos that are opening themselves up to you.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday, so don’t worry if you don’t manage to post on Wednesday.
So what are you waiting for, get clicking!
If you’re new to The Gallery, here’s the brief: I will give you a prompt, an idea, a notion and you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have.
The prompt could be one word, an object, an idea, a phrase, anything, and you have to post a picture which you feel represents that prompt.
Post it on your blog and write about it.
It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos – although if you do, I’d love to see them too. It’s about having a passion for pictures; any photos, all photos whether you took it with your all singing all dancing SLR or snapped it on your camera phone.
You don’t even have to be a blogger to take part – just send me your photo and I will publish it on my blog for you. You don’t even have to include your name if you prefer.
When you’ve published it, come back on Wednesday and via a groovy widget thing you can add a link to your post and share it with everyone. The link remains open for a week.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.
The more support you give, the more you will get back.
And if you want to add a pukka linkable Gallery button to your blog (instead of the amateurish one I’ve been using!) the code is just under The Gallery picture in the right hand column on this blog.
Come back on Wednesday and join in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
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Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …