Over the past 23 months of the Project 365 linky, there have been well over 150 who have taken part; some of them manage the whole year and others thank me for reigniting their passion in blogging, but turn down completing the project. Out of those 150 bloggers, only one has been a man.
I give you the man with the ultimate staying power, Darren from OneDad3Girls.
I really enjoy seeing the lives of the Project 365 participants unfold before me throughout the year, but it is refreshing to see family life from the perspective of a dad. Darren photographs his two daughters and their antics with much love and devotion, and his project is occasionally interspersed with gadgets, gizmos and geekery (got to allow him a few stereotypical photographs!).
These are my favourite photos of Darren's.
I am yet to be able to take a good dew-drop spider's web, we clearly don't have the right kind of rain or spiders here in Wales. However, it does mean that I am infinitely jealous of anyone who manages to get such a shot. This one is cracking! Whenever we go to London, we always have to take a trip on the London Eye and as I stand at its base waiting in the queue, I am always in awe of the feat of engineering.
This is another photo that I've always wanted to be able to take; the full moon. Having seen Darren's fantastic photograph, I was very inspired to have a go myself; I'd recommend a tripod! And this photograph of one of the three girls in the blog title, shows off her personality brilliantly.
These are Darren's favourite five from her two years of Project 365 so far.
01/07/13 – Taken for Fat Mum Slim's 'Photo A Day' prompt: Heart.
08/04/13 – Meeting Ludo in the Shoreline Hotel at Butlin's.
21/02/13 – A day trip to Newquay during our holiday to Coombe Mill.
08/10/12 – The Shard on a trip to London.
15/09/12 – Little Mia getting ready to pounce!
- When did you start doing the 365 photo project, and why?
I started my 365 journey around March time 2012 and every since I've been hooked and not missed a week even if at times I have struggled. The reason for starting the 365 project was I've always enjoyed taking photos and this was the idea way to link the photos to what our family was up to.
- Why did you decide to continue the project for a second year?
The reason I continued the 365 project was because I wanted to see if I could complete a full year. I joined midway through a year and wasn't sure I'd have the staying power. Plus the project is an excellent way of storing the memories and looking back over the year to see how our family has grown.
- What's the best bit about doing a 365 photo project?
Without doubt one of the greatest things about the 365 is the community and friendly bloggers that take part, if ever you feel down or struggling to complete a week you've always got someone to help you and perk you up.
- Are there times when you've wanted to give up, why? What kept you going?
Without doubt, and I think a lot of people go through that stage. It has got to the point in a long day at work and everyone is in bed and then suddenly you'll remember you haven't taken a photo. The great part about the project is the community side of things, people often just see the posts but pretty much everyone in the project knows each other and we all help spur people on.
- What tips would you give to anyone who wants to start a 365 project?
If anyone is thinking about joining it it's a must, honestly it's never too late to start and most of all enjoy taking the photos and don't make it a chore.
Please pop back next Thursday when I introduce you to the world down under according to Susan Snaps.