The August Break is ON!

the August Break
Not only did I send my edited manuscript back to my editor yesterday (WOOT!) but I am excited to tell you that the August Break is back! Last year I wanted to have a break from blogging (words, at least) and decided to post just photos throughout August… and over 500 people joined me. It was such fun, and the Flickr group was so lively and welcoming, that there was no way i wouldn’t be doing it again this year!

Want to join me?

The plan is: you simply share one photo (or more!) per day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every day .Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact, Polaroid, Holga, iPhone (my choice), Instax, film or digital – with or without words – anything goes! – for the whole of August. No pressure – just looking at August through your camera lens as a way to be more present this summer. And to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular (wordy) blogging.

There are NO RULES, people! Just sunshine (hopefully) and a bit of fun. And lots of lovely photos to look at.

I’ve created a page for our blog roll — last year there were so many new blogs to read, and lots of lovely new bloggers to connect with, so head on over to add your blog to the list (it’s not a requirement, obviously – no rules, remember? :) Plus we have the blingtastic new badges that Katrina from Pugly Pixel has created for us (thank you Katrina!).

The August Break is ON — spread the word!

Ps. If you don’t have a blog you can still share your photos in the Flickr group. We begin August 1st, but feel free to start sharing some photos in the pool now if you like — no rules! :)

Posted on 21-07-2011
27 responses
  1. jodi

    excellent! i’m in!

  2. rachel

    Ooh I am so in!! I bombed out about halfway through last year…but what I did do was such fun.
    Sign me up, yay August! xx

  3. bella

    Fantastic!! Susannah … beautiful job with this project. xo

  4. Meg Manion Silliker

    i am so in!!! brilliant. xo

  5. Au Pays Des Merveilles

    Yeah ! I’m in … again ! ?

  6. Nina

    Congratulations on sending off your manuscript!

  7. karen d

    Yea for you .. manuscript done.. summer can begin!
    I’m in

  8. Stephanie

    yay! I participated last year and it was great fun! I can’t believe it’s already August again, though.

  9. Melissa Jaine

    I “Squee’d” on my blog about this today.
    And I don’t Squee. ;)
    Been looking forward to this – thanks beautiful.
    And huge congrats on your manuscript – WOOT indeed!

  10. Sara

    Oh yes!! I’d love to join as well!! Now that I’ve got a new SLR this should be even more exciting =)

  11. Veronika

    I’ve been trying for ages now to get into a habit of taking photos to capture more moments in life but never managed to keep it going for long. So I think I will join in and see where it takes me. I like you rule of no rules, maybe it’s just what I need to get this habit established :)

    WEEEE This sounds like a blast Susannah :)

  12. Marianne

    This year I’m traveling in the US for all of August so this is perfect. Time for a break!

  13. Monica {bohemian twilight}

    excellent, i was hoping you would gather this again this year.

  14. Laura

    I’m so excited about this, loved it last year… no rules!!! thanks for organizing it again :)

  15. Catherine

    It’s not summer here – and I’m going on holiday for the last week in August – I don’t usually have internet access on holiday – but I’ve decided to post a photo a day for a month starting now, there’s just time for that before I go away.

  16. Rae

    Hey susannah…

    can’t seem to sign up for the blog roll on your page. :(

    rae x

    hey Rae! I just tried it and it seemed to be working okay — maybe give it another go? xx


    How funny. I still can’t
    On all three devices. On Firefox and Safari. Everyone seems to be getting on, how weird.


  17. Christine

    I will definitely join in with this – it will be less of a break and more of a resurgence as I’ve been a very lax blogger of late. A photo a day will be an improvement on nothing for weeks!

  18. Nathalie

    thank you again for this opportunity, looking forward to meeting you all very soon !

  19. Kimberly

    WOOT! Can’t wait!

  20. ellie

    so so pleased the break is back :) happy summertime photo adventures everyone! and thank you Susannah!

  21. Anna

    very excited to be participating for the first time!

  22. Gabriela

    This is such a great idea!!! I’m in! I’m very excited to see all these great summer pictures from all aver the world!! Mines will come from latin america!

  23. Miki

    What a cool idea! ;) I think I’m joining you!

    Have a colorful day!


  24. kathy b

    Im so outta my league here…but one has to start somewhere!

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