Everybody said I should start a blog. I kept reading articles that said I needed a blog. Blog smog, I said to myself.
Why does the world need another blog? What the hell would I write about? I kept asking myself these questions and never got any good answers. Maybe I should have asked someone other than me.
Finally, I found the answers to those questions. First of all, the world doesn’t need another blog, but what’s one more going to hurt. Secondly, I figured out that it would be easy and enjoyable to tell the stories behind some of my photos and hopefully someone would find them interesting and/or entertaining.
I recently read an article about the success of Jerry Seinfeld. I talked about how he would take time every day to write. He used a 12-month wall calendar to chart his progress by placing an X on each date he accomplished his goal. The article said that if you meet your goal of accomplishing one thing every day, no matter how big or small, you’d be amazed at how much you could get done. The most important thing was to stick to your plan and do something, even if it was the smallest of tasks.
That sounded like a great idea to me, so I bought a calendar at my local office-supply store and decided to take on a task that seemed monumental … I would finally get around to organizing my library of digital images that have been piling up on my hard drives since 2008. We are talking about thousands of images, many of them having only been seen by me.
So on March 9th, 2014, armed with some newly gained knowledge of Adobe Bridge and Photoshop, I formulated a brilliant plan. My goal is to look at one folder of images each day, tag the files with keywords and choose only one to post as the “Photo of the Day.” I will edit this photo with the intention of improving my Photoshop skills and document the story behind it.
And maybe I will inspire someone to stop procrastinating and catalog their photo library.