You have to be a little insane to be a daily photo blogger. Posting every single day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and yes, even on Christmas means that while you might have occasional flashes of relavence — posts that are thoughtful, or interesting with pictures you’re proud of — more often than not, you just have to pull something out of thin air. And that means sometimes you get into weird territory. For instance, you might do a post on your high fever, or one about the robot you found in your kitchen. Anything — anything — is better than breaking your stride and missing a day.
Recently, Blogger went down for almost 24 hours. Daily photo bloggers flooded Twitter and Facebook with frantic messages. We weren’t worried about data being lost or security being breached or anything reasonable like that. “I haven’t missed a post in almost 1050 days!” I tweeted with all the anxiety of a caffeine addict who realized she had mistakenly bought decaf. “I don’t know what to do with myself!”
I remember reading about a psychological syndrome akin to obsessive compulsive disorder. It had to do with believing that the trivial tasks you complete are secretly, magically saving the world. Superhero psychosis, or something like that. I can’t remember where I read it, but it was probably a daily blog. (And it’s a good thing the blogger posted it. Who knows what might have happened to the world if a day was skipped…)
(I finish up my week of iPhone shots with this ridiculous creation shot with my iPhone, edited with Photoshop for iPhone and turned into a comic with the Half Tone app.)
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