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Day 30 – that sure was fun…

But now it’s over.day30It is one thing to take photos every day…

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But it is another thing to create a blog post every day.

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And after one month of daily blog posting… I have learned that it just isn’t sustainable (for example it is 3:38 am and I am still working on this post.)

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This 365 project has showed me that having to photograph my life and then share it every day does not feel quite right…

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I have worked hard over my life as a photographer to keep some separation between my personal life and my work.

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So while I would like to continue to try and take photos every day… I may not share those photos.

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Partly because my life just isn’t (this) photogenic every day…

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And partly because I commute for work several times a week…

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Which leaves me photographing during the very few (very dark) hours that I am home…

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Which means that after a year of photographing every day, I will either have a very complete series of HAH in the bath,

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Which will upset my Midwestern Grandfather, who already disapproves of the amount of times HAH is not wearing clothes in photos.

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Or I will have a very repetitive and tiresome series of HAH sleeping…  especially since I am not creating incredible themes around his sleeping body and I can’t convince Arann to let us get a puppy so I can take cute photos of them sleeping together.

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The good news is that now that I am blogging again… I hope to keep that momentum going, maybe even once a week.

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And I am very grateful for all the encouragement I have gotten from people who have visited this blog.

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It is because of all the kind words I received that this resolution has lasted much longer than any of the other resolutions I made.

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But now it is time for me to take a break…

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And I look forward to sharing again when I feel like I have something really awesome to share.

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About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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8 Comments

  1. Catherine DeGear January 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

    You always have something awesome to share, but I can understand the need to find balance. But please DO keep the blog going, it’s special.

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  2. Doreen Wybranowski January 30, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Hello Paige,

    Congratulations for sticking to your 30-day blog commitment!  It was fun to admire your photography, but I’ll admit finding time to look every day did escape me at times.

    Congratulations for sticking to your principles, values and family.  Those are the things that make YOUR life worth living and that’s what you capture in your work.  It’s having a life worth living that makes it all worth living for.   Doreen 

    (In case you are curious, my friend is Elizabeth Boothby from Petaluma, CA and that’s how I discovered your blog.)

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  3. I loved every day of it! And I look forward (patiently) to more posts. Enjoy life lady. Hugs from the (fully clothed) Midwest.

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  4. dearest darling paige i enjoy your posts more than anything else i look at or read. i find your perspectives refreshing and provocative (i.e.: thought provoking) more than any news near or far, and so appreciate your efforts behind the camera or on the keyboard! i’m truly grateful that you choose to share what you see and how you see it, and always look forward to what’s next from you. Thank you! Susie

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  5. I’ve enjoyed your photos + words this month. Thank you for sharing part of your world.

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  6. OMG Paige, your work is amazing. I look forward to seeing anytime you feel like sharing!

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  7. Your blog is sweet Paige, we’ll take it as it comes :)

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  8. Gina Montefeltri January 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Awe, pager, I can’t say I’m not dissapointed but I understand how grueling it can be and I have really enjoyed the window to your world this has given us. You are an awe inspiring young lady and I look forward to reading any of your posts, not just because I love you but because they are important reminders of what is really important in life ! Keep the passion! Xoxo

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