On December 22, 2008, I decided to start a photography blog. I am not sure where the idea came from – I didn’t read blogs back then, and didn’t do any kind of regular photography, either. But the idea showed up and wouldn’t leave, so I kicked it off my first blog on January 1, 2009. Today I am completing five years of posting a photograph every day.

My Research Department could probably nose around and find those early blogs, but the Department has worked very hard this year, and deserves some time off. So, here they are. That first one in 2009 is here. And then the 2010 effort. And, 2011 looked like this. Then, I finally figured out that it made more sense to not start a whole new blog every year, so 2012 is here, on One Day | One Image.

It’s been an interesting five years, and I am looking forward to five, or ten or fifteen, more. I’m not going to get all introspective or anything, other than to say this: the very best part has been making friends along the way, a delightful unintended consequence of that late-December decision to start a blog.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 7.16.2011

PS: Those photos from 2009 and 2010 (and, let’s be honest, 2011) were not that great, were they?

Posted on December 31, 2013, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Every day for five years? That’s amazing. And that your photography gets better and better – great! Congratulations on five years. And I agree, the friendships found are the unexpected bonus of blogging. Here’s to many more years! Happy New Year.


  2. Congratulation on 5+ years of blogging. I have found the beauty of blogging is not only sharing your own work but participating in the photography of other talented photographers. It has been the most influential aspect of my own work, like a muse calling out. Happy New Year.


  3. Happy New Year Melinda. It has been wonderful to follow your blog and see your great photos for the past year or two. Even better has been meeting you and becoming friends at a distance. Which is the best part of blogging – the other people and the inspiration to keep on going and to improve in my own work. Thanks for everything and have a great 2014.


  4. Wow! This is quite an achievement, Melinda!
    I am glad to have “met” you here this year, and I look so forward to your work in 2014.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


  5. Wow, you’re an old hand at this. Happy new year.


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