My 365 Project Begins

2 Jan

Hello again Interwebz.  Allow me to reintroduce myself.

For the longest time I had this blog ->  I started in 11th grade and I continued into college, only somewhat committing myself to its existence.  As time went on, however, I began to treat it like a red-headed stepchild and with what became terribly infrequent updates, I decided to stop bothering altogether .  

But this whole 365 Project thing is becoming quite the trend (see below if you’re clueless) and I have a friend who embarked on one, taking one picture every day for 365 days.  I found it inspiring and decided to do my own.  Since I have absolutely no skills except the mockery of everyday events, I’ve decided to fire up my blog again.  Because the only thing that makes monotonous, social events bearable for me is the prospect of talking to myself about it later on that day. 

So here we are.  WordPress instead of Blogger, 2011 instead of 2008, and a laptop instead of a desktop.  Bam.  See below for Project 365 homework and Subscribe to my blog to release your fullest stalking abilities.   Get excited for 2011, folks.

Catch up with me! —> 

Other Project 365ers

  • LM Photography – The Pittsburgh-based photography company belonging to my friend and source of inspiration for Twist365.  Fine Art.  Portraits, Headshots. Events.  For more information, contact her at
  • Julie/Julia Project – perhaps the most well-known, this blog by Julie Powell featured her daily attempts to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child.  It was later turned into a book and a movie. 
  • 365 Letters – Carla has written a letter every day since 2009.
  • Live and Let Livia – Livia Scott recorded herself performing a different character each day for a year.
  • Stormtroopers365 – Stefan documented the daily adventures of two toy Stormtroopers every day.

For more information on 365 blogs, you can also check out “365: A Daily Creativity Journal” by Noah Scalin.  Who knows; you might grow a pair and start your own.


10 Responses to “My 365 Project Begins”

  1. Lori January 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi Jackie! I’m really excited that you’re blogging again! I’ve always enjoyed your writing. For a hot second, I thought about joining you for the 365 project. Then I changed my mind. There’s always next year, right?


  2. Jackie January 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks, Lori 🙂 You were one of my dedicated old-school followers. You should totally join. You can start any time and you can do whatever you want! Just make sure that it’s something that can be logged or made evidence of. Anything at all for one year, every day. Or you can even make it one a week- the rules are up to you.

    …But yes, you can also certainly hop on next year. I might do a 365 with juggling puppies or raising a llama farm or something by then. And I’ll bet that’s tough without help.


  3. Lori January 3, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    Have you seen those YouTube videos of people who took a picture of themselves every day for a year (or more)? It’s pretty cool. Maybe I should do something like that to document the toll that grad school takes on my youth.


  4. Jackie January 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Yeah they’re pretty groovy. There’s also this dude –> <– who has taken a picture of himself every day since 2000. Crazy beans.

    You should do the grad school thing. Call it something clever. Link to therapy sites.


  5. Tara Schiller January 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    You make me laugh! I completely subscribed. I may even take that 365 challenge, as it does seem to be going around.


    • Jackie January 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      You should definitely do it, Tara! You can start any time and you can make up the rules as you go. Just find something you already love (or would like to be good at) and think of a tiny way you can do it every day and make a record of it. 🙂


  6. Lizzie January 19, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I just found your blog on the freshly pressed page, and I love it. Subscribing party of one? Yea that would be me. And I have to admit, I am on the 365 challenge bandwagon. I am embarking on a journey to be thankful for something new every day and find non-profit/organizations that reflect that. Check it out


    • Jackie January 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      Thanks for subscribing, Lizzie! I just love your project idea and am now a subscriber. I think a 365 is a wonderful trend and I hope people find little ways to challenge themselves with it. In today’s short attention span society, there’s something so lovely about executing something each and every day.


  7. VivBlogs March 12, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Wow! I’m topical! I have a 365 project, too. Except it’s called (well was called) Project3650. I’m getting rid of 10 things a day for a year, hence 3650 items gone from my house and a new, uncluttered me. But then I got rid of more stuff and I’m only 3 months into it an I’m almost at my goal number, but I’m gonna keep going for a full year and see what happens. My blog is Check it out if you have time. Love your blog!


    • Jackie March 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      That’s pretty darn amazing. Really, that’s amazing. And a lot of items. I love it!


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