Summer is coming, and I believe it’s a perfect time to join a photo a day group.
Four years ago Sheri Edwards invited me to join in the 2011 inaugural summer of the #JJAProject–for June, July, August Project. It was started especially for busy teachers who might want to do a picture a day, but can’t commit during the school year. It sounded perfect, and I wholeheartedly jumped in that summer.
Mostly, it was a wonderful way to get to know members of my PLN. When people share their lives through photographs and stories, how can we not get to know them? It was a lovely experience, and I still appreciate the friendships that have developed.
In addition, a photo a day is a great way to archive memories. For instance, I just looked back at at this post from 2011, and I had warm memories of that summer when we painted Maria’s room RED and I went to an NEH Landmarks of American History summer workshop about Abraham Lincoln.
In 2013, I tried it again, and it was another great summer of photos, relationship building, and memory collecting.
I seem to be on a two-year track with #JJAProject, for now I’m ready to do it again this summer.
Would you like to join?
It’s easy! Here’s how you can participate:
- Take a picture a day starting June 1.
- Choose how you want to share it. Post it on Flickr in the #JJAProject group or share it on Instagram. Create a photo-a-day blog and write about it or simply attach it to a tweet on Twitter.
- Tag it and share it with the hashtag #JJAProject.
- One more important step is to leave comments on the photos of other participants, deepening friendships and connections with members in your PLN!