27 September 2010

I can't believe it...

...I just can't believe that the the year is almost over. I mean it seems like it was only yesterday that we moved back up to Sydney and that was in January. I just don't understand it. Maybe in some small way as we get older we become more aware of time where as when we were younger time was quite irrelevant. Anyway, it really doesn't much matter because like it or not faster or slower time will keep moving on and I will just go along as I always do.

With that said I just wanted to check-in. I know I basically use this blog as a photo blog now and then only for 12 of 12. I'm sorry to say that 12 of 12 will end at the end of the year. The man responsible for creating the concept behind 12 of 12, no longer wants to keep up with the program and as such will stop it at end of year. The last 12 of 12 will be in December. Now there is nothing saying that I can't do 12 of 12 on my own, it just wouldn't be linked to the other 50 some odd other people that participate each month. I will say that I have made a few new friends since I started doing 12 of 12 and I would hate to lose sight of them. They are all very nice, funny and kind in their own way. They are also very good photographers and I will miss seeing their pictures every month. So what all this grizzling is coming done to is this; where should I go from here once 12 of 12 finishes?

Yes, as I said I could do 12 of 12 anyway. I could start my own version and call it like I did last month 17 on 14 but that just seems like a copy cat version of the original and as such not very original. I'm not sure I could trust myself to just put up photos when I take them because I'm not that disciplined, which is a problem all unto itself. I liked having 12 of 12 as it was a project I HAD TO DO each month. Left to my own devices it could not bode as well. So as I said if there is anybody still out there reading this tripe and if they would like me to perform like a circus elephant then just leave me a idea in the comments or send me an email for those of you that have my email and we shall see what we can come up with and go from there. I will say that I may have one new project on the burner I'll let you know how that goes shortly. Until then take care, stay safe and enjoy..life that is as it way to short...

5 comments:

Snuva said...

12 if 12 now has a life beyond its original inventor; in fact, when I started it I hadn't heard of Chad's website (which is a shame because now I really enjoy seeing all the other 12 of 12s and getting to know others who do it). I hope you can think of some way to keep it or something else going. I've only just found you and I enjoy seeing your take on the world. I'll still be 12 of 12ing here in Hobart. But also may I say that you shouldn't be so hard on yourself for you blog 'just' being about 12 of 12 lately. We all go through periods when it's hard to say or expose ourselves. Sometimes we think we're just being lazy, but often behind it is something else. So it's OK to need a break. Just as long as you keep 12 of 12ing. ;-)

Cubby said...

I decided last month to stop doing 12 of 12. My life is just too boring to try to come up with something at all appealing to myself, much less my readers.

I started doing Five on the Fifth. It's less strict and frankly, less effort! Hell, I broke the rules on 12 of 12 every month anyway. Plus I added a bit of a puzzle aspect to mine, making the 5th pic a mystery one, sort of like you do sometimes, asking commenters to guess what the subject matter is in exchange for a prize.

Whatever you do, don't fade away. The blogging world is a better place with you in it. xoxo

Ur-spo said...

tripe?
circus elephant?
dont dare to think like that about yourself !

TJ said...

Thank you all so very much it means a lot to me and your kind words are very warmly received. I will figure something out as I truly want to keep this space alive. So stay tuned i'll get there some how...

TICKLEBEAR said...

i know i feel sorry about Chad's decison but i intend to pursue the project on my own, though i still haven't grasped the notion of only "12"... but i'll keep doing it, my way. and i'll keep folowing those i have entered into my blogroll, which you are included. i like CUBBY's idea to have a mystery pic each month, like you did. i might consider that...
:)~
HUGZ