Photo Blogging Challenge: September 2013’s theme is…

Sep 01

Here we go again.

This monthly challenge has been quite fun so far. And despite not becoming the greatest photo challenge on the Internet (well, it is, we just don’t have hundreds participating), I’ve really enjoyed the small group of people taking part. A couple of the months I slacked with visiting because of work, but I plan on making up for that now that the summer gig is over.


As summer starts to fade away, it’s time to keep pushing forward with this lovely challenge. I’ve been trying to come up with something a little more broad so we can really see some interpretation. I think the theme this month will do that and maybe get people to find some cool stuff.

Summer is over, but ice cream is always awesome. And I figured this was a good spot for Ziva and Mike’s challenge — stare at it. Yes, it was delish.

Or so I hope.

The theme is below as normal.

It would be sweet to see the challenge grow a little, so if you know a blogger who might be interested in taking part, please feel free to pass this along. I’d love to see it to a point where we get 25 or so people doing it on a monthly basis.

Oh, and if you haven’t already posted your link for August’s challenge, there’s still time!

As a reminder of a few things, let me copy and paste this from last month:

  • I have an e-mail reminder list set up. Basically, I’ll e-mail the group with about 10 days left in the month to remind you. When I remember, I’ll also shoot one out the day before the end of the month, as a reminder to post the following day. I can’t always guarantee that one though! If you are not on the list, let me know in the comments below that you would like to be on it.
  • Second, I set up a Facebook group for those who are interested. Reminders and maybe some discussions or other things can be done there.
  • If you haven’t already, attempt to check out everybody’s posts and consider commenting. These challenges are great for personal growth, but it’s also nice to be interactive with all the others in the challenge!

Before we hit up this month’s theme, for new people, allow me to refresh the rules a bit.

Here’s how it will work.

  • On the first of each month, I’ll have a blog post here with the theme for the month.
  • Over the course of the month, participants will take photos with their interpretation of the theme. On the last day of the month, participants should  publish their blog post, which will include five photos from the month. (please don’t recycle photos from the past … the idea is to hopefully challenge you to go out and take new photos each month to interpret the theme). And please only use photos you took.
  • I’ll have a link-up thing at the end of my post so people can come and post the links to their posts so, hopefully, everybody can go go check out and comment on other posts.

There is no rule on equipment or anything. Use a cell phone. Use film. Use a point-and-shoot. Use a DSLR. It doesn’t matter. Just make sure you publish your blog post on the last day of each month, come here and link up.

It’s simple!

Your blog posts can be as simple or as in-depth as you want. I’ll likely talk a little about each photo. But if all you want to do is post photos, feel free. The idea of this is to give a small challenge and give everybody a chance to express themselves with photography, participate in a challenge and have something to blog about.

That’s it. Easy, right? So join in! Help us continue to grow this challenge by telling fellow bloggers/photographers about the challenge and hopefully it can become a great monthly thing!

For those still with me, this month’s theme is: Outdoors.

I’m pretty sure most people who have participated are in the summer months — and if you’re not, well, insert your season here!

Please make sure your blog post publishes Tuesday, October 1 (I’m going with Oct. 1 as the date because Ziva and Mike are running a daily photo challenge throughout September and I wanted to make sure those who may try and do both didn’t have to worry about two posts on the 31st!)

If you think you are going to take part in this, drop a comment below so we can see who all might be trying to tackle this challenge!

History of the challenge (past month’s themes – links to see everybody else’s posts are at the end of the linked post):

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  1. Looks fab.

    Your link is not working right over at Ziva’s so you may want to head over & fix ‘er up so folks can find you. 😀
    Cheryl recently posted..30 Days of Photographs IV ~ Day 1 of the End TimesMy Profile

  2. ACK! Two photo challenges in the same month? And I thought I was the one who was a glutton for punishment!
    Boom Boom recently posted..“Bob’s #TeamLame” or “30 Days of Photographs IV”: Day 1My Profile

  3. What Boom Boom said. Nice cone.
    nonamedufus recently posted..30 Days of Photos IV – Day 1 – Ice CreamMy Profile

  4. I’m so glad the next one starts Oct 1st. I was a little concerned about the end of month clash :)

    That ice cream cone looks wonderful and large!
    Babs recently posted..Working the tongue!My Profile

  5. As Cheryl mentioned, your link was broken, but I fixed it, so no need to worry about it.

    I’m going to try to participate in your challenge as well as my own, I have a feeling I’ll have plenty of leftover photos by the end of the month, many of which will fit the theme. 😉
    Ziva recently posted..30 Days of Photograps IV: Ice CreamMy Profile

  6. Yummerz!! That ice cream cone looks delicious.
    meleah rebeccah recently posted..30 Days Of Photography | Day 1: Ice CreamMy Profile

  7. That’s a fairly generous portion!
    Mike recently posted..30 Days of Photos IV: Ice CreamMy Profile

  8. How is that going to be eaten before it melts?

  9. Outdoors – I think that is another topic I can handle.
    Now, how to combine outdoors and Happily Ever After. I think it can be done.
    Tami Von Zalez recently posted..Ice Cream Cone soft sculpture hat and the inception of 30 Days of Photographs IVMy Profile

    • There is no happily ever after. That’s a myth. There is only Happy Now, and Maybe Later if You’re Lucky.

  10. I have never seen a PINK soft serve ice cream cone ever! Never! Never ever! I am impressed. Someone has surpassed the vanilla, chocolate or vanilla/chocolate swirl! Woo Hoo!

  11. Wow. That is quite the cone! And ditto what Dufus and Boom Boom said.

  12. I failed to join in your photo challenge for August. I’m trying to sell my house and move, so I’ve barely had time to pee. Or eat ice cream. Yours looks delicious, frankly.

  13. Oh wow! I didn’t know I could still join! I missed yours when it started and have been bumming every time I see the new subject posted. So I can still do it?! :)

  14. What a way to kill two birds with one stone. Or with one scoop.
    Shawn recently posted..Ice Cream: 30 Days of PhotographsMy Profile

  15. Ice cream is always awesome! Plus here in Austin, we’re still having 100+ days so we have a lot more summer to look forward to or dread.
    Star Traci recently posted..Sundays in My City #74 — Tea, Teeth, and Tom-TomsMy Profile

  16. That may be the prettiest ice cream of the bunch. It almost seems a shame to eat it. Almost.
    Nora Blithe recently posted..30 Days of Photographs IV: Ice CreamMy Profile


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