Would you like to join me?

I need to take a break. August is pencilled in for book-writing madness, and I know i won’t have many words left over for this space, so I’m thinking of trying an experiment. I’ve always been inspired by Darlene’s December Views project, where blogging participants let their photos do the talking for the whole of the month, so I’ve decided I need some of that for August.

Would you like to join me?

The (loose & very adaptable) plan would be to simply share one photo per day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every day. Or whenever you want. Using any camera – DSLR, compact, Polaroid, Holga, iPhone (my choice), Instax, 35mm, video – 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 blogging.

What do you think?

The August Break | SusannahConway.com

I’ve been racking my brain this morning trying to think of a suitably jazzy name for the experiment but all I can come up with is ‘the August break’ so that’s what i’m going with :)

So if you’d like to play along leave a comment with your name and blog address and I’ll add your link to a blogroll of participants so we can all visit each other throughout the month.

You wanna play? Spread the word – it’ll be like a blogging summer camp!

290 responses
  1. Cat Ivins

    I’m in….

  2. Laura

    I would love to join in too! A idea for a project to shake things up a bit :)

  3. vanessa joie

    I thought I’d already commented but I think it was just in my head :P

    I’m totally in!

  4. susannah


  5. Liz

    Count me in. Sounds like fun!

  6. Francesca

    Brilliant Idea! I’m in! xo

  7. Milena Widdowson

    Susannah, realised I may not have given my blog address in my last comment. Here it is just in case xxx

  8. suzie

    You’ve just saved my bacon….I’ve been suffering from complete blog meltdown lately and tying myself up in knots trying to figure out how to get through the rest of the summer. Problem solved!

  9. Lisa

    Looking forward to this!!

  10. kristin

    I’m in, yay!

  11. Holly

    Ooh, this sounds exciting! I want to play along :)

  12. Gwyn

    YES!!! blogging at gwynlmichael.com

  13. Nathalie

    I’m so in! What a brilliant idea.

  14. Jennifer

    Sounds like a divine idea:) Love your blog…first time commenting and I look forward to an August without words:)

  15. Jennifer

    Forgot to post my blog! Duh!


  16. Steffi

    Wow, this sounds so good and like the thing I need right now! I’d love to join if it’s still possible.

    I’d like to do it on my German blog: http://zimttuete.blogspot.com/

  17. Debi

    okey doke. :) i’m in.

  18. gis

    I will try to participate! It’s a fantastic idea!

  19. Katy Potaty

    I’m in – can’t wait to provide an Australian winter counterpoint to all your lovely summer breaks!

  20. Caroline

    Oh yes!!! I am in…fabulous idea. Can’t wait :)


  21. Mrs. B.

    Love this idea! I’m in for August Break. :)

  22. littlemissb

    What a lovely idea, this is just what i need.

  23. Marilyn

    For sure count me in – http://www.heartsdelights.blogspot.com
    I have been wanting to do this, but now I have a time frame and a reason to do it.

  24. deb taylor

    I wann play…I need a BREAK!! and I always love a good photo project…thanks for hosting!

  25. Melissa Mann

    I’m gonna play along too!

    Melissa Mann

  26. Chris

    Looking so forward to this. Especially ever since having to drop out of the unravelling way early! Please add me to the blogroll:


  27. foxysue

    Want to be one of the gang – see you at bootcamp!

  28. Gale

    Yes, I’m going to participate.

  29. Jennifer Monahan

    Sounds great! I’ll find lots of cool blogs this way.

  30. lisa

    how perfect is this…just when i was thinking words (written or spoken) were becoming a bit excessive in my life. so, i’m in.

  31. Pamela aka Panzer

    Count me in as well! Thanks!


  32. Christin

    This is brilliant! I definitely need to concentrate on school during August so it will be a much needed break without actually taking one. Thank you so much for thinking of this!


  33. Rachel Nixon

    Me too!

  34. Amie Lawler

    I love this! Count me in!


  35. Jayne

    I only came across your blog the other day but it’s great timing for me as I’m ‘all worded out’ right now. I’d love to join in. :)


  36. Robin

    i believe i have all my ducks in a row…and you have all you need from me so that i am included!!
    have a great weekend!!

  37. Tzynya L. Pinchback

    Would love to!

  38. jessica

    Am new to the blogging world, so would love to jump on board with this project. Thankyou!

  39. Amiana Li

    I would love to join you in your “August break” so if you have nothing against a blog written mostly in Portuguese (although I also like to write in english) count me in.
    My url is http://acornucpiadosdias.blogspot.com/.
    I will had the badge :).

  40. Melissa

    Hiya, this is perfect for me right now! I haven’t had too much time and being able to post a picture is so convenient! Anyways, a picture is worth a thousand words, right!?!

    My url: http://itsmemelissardean.blogspot.com/
    And I have just added the badge!

    Thanks for putting this together,


  41. Lis

    Hi Susannah,
    A belated entry if you will!

  42. Angie D in Ohio

    I would love to play…. count me in.

  43. Leah

    Sounds fun, I just came across your blog via Lisa Sonora Beam’s blog & saw this idea – I’d love to play along.

  44. Sarah Elwick

    This is a day of firsts for me; my first day on Flickr, my first ‘official’ blog post, and now the first time I’ve ever commented on someone elses blog!!

    May the August Break begin!

  45. susannah

    Yay! Good for you, love! :)

  46. amy

    I’d love to join in the fun and be added to the list. You can find me at http://www.bring-yourself.blogspot.com


  47. Barb

    Found a link to the August Project through Tina’s blog and decided to play along. I need to get my camera out more often!

  48. Jessica

    I am in! I had already reduced my blogging schedule to 3x per week at the start of summer but dropping the writing for August is really needed right now. It’s been a giant summer of stress at my house. Resorting to photo-only posts will be a joy and a relief.

  49. Elizabeth

    I love this! This is sort of how I blog anyway, so it seems very fitting for August. Definitely in. Thank you.

  50. bradee

    I’m doing a droid pic a day!

  51. annalyn

    would love to join:)

    you can see me at http://allthingslovely.org

  52. jen t

    i’d love to give this a shot…i’ve been needing some change!

  53. Lindsay

    I’m very intrigued with the August Break idea. I would love to be a part of it as well… I know I missed a day already – so ready to jump in!

  54. yagmur

    Hi Susannah,
    I like this project.
    and my blog

  55. Abby Lanes

    I am loving this project! Thank you so much for creating it. I can’t wait to get to know the people participating.

  56. Melissa S.

    I definitely want to play along!

  57. Whitney

    Much needed inspiration! I’m a day behind but eager to catch up and play along! Thank you!!

  58. carla

    please count me in!

  59. Joanie Hoffman

    I’m in!

  60. Sylvia

    Finally, I’m ready to play! Do you still have a spot for me?



  61. Di

    Loved this idea and have signed up.
    My blog address is as above http://www.dimackey.com/blog

  62. Emily

    Yay!! I found this through The Dizzy Pixie! I’m in!

  63. Amy

    I’m in, found you a bit late, but I’m a joiner :)

  64. Mary

    I found out about this today…I’m in!

  65. Mary

    Here’s my blog address:


  66. jenny V.

    Yes. I would really like to join in on this – I can feel the end of summer creeping in and a few quiet “photos only” pictures are just what I need! Great idea Susannah!

  67. Meredith - The Enchanted Earth

    Please count me in. I’ve just posted the annoucement that I’m taking “the August break” with you!

    What a wonderful suggestion. Thank you. :)

  68. Gina D

    Please count me in! I have had a hard time finding something to write in my blog lately but I could certainly share my photos! Thank you!


  69. shelle

    love this idea….and i would love to join even though i’m a little late…i’m just feeling like the need to take a break from the blogging part and focus on the life part!

  70. Relyn

    Count me in please.

  71. Rebekah

    I’ll give it a go

  72. alely

    thank you so much for “the august break!”. i really needed this this month as work will be extremely busy this month! i’ve linked up to the linky too!

  73. dana

    I’m a little late but would love to join in!

  74. lauren martin gauthier

    i’ve already been doing something similar, so why not jump on board?!? i’m at: reddirtgirlphoto.blogspot.com

  75. Marjorie

    I hope its not too late to join in! Haven’t blogged for a while. It’ll be a great way to come back!

  76. susannah

    never too late!! welcome!

  77. betty jo

    Although I’m in the midst of a move I would like to play along as much as possible. I’ve just started my photo blog this past week. So, I’m the new kid on the block.

  78. Marie Goodwyn

    Hi Susannah,
    I emailed you a while ago and you sent me such a nice response – I’d love to join in although I know its rather late – I’ve only just got a blog to put my pictures on though I have taken a few photos…


    Thanks, Marie

  79. susannah

    yay Marie!

  80. Mary

    Hi, August isn’t over until the 31st Day sings. Here is my August photograph.

    and here is my blog

  81. mjfontaine

    count me in I wanted something like this for ages!

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