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. Heather

    I would love to play along! Count me in!

  2. Fanny Priest

    I am in! I really need something like this to get back on track with my photography practice, and to kick-start my blog. Looking forward to summer camp!

  3. Karen D

    I am so in for that.. I could use the break!

    Karen D

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  5. susannah

    double yay! what’s your blog address, Fanny?

  6. Crystal Heis

    Me too! Me too! The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I need out of this rut.

  7. frances

    I’m in!


  8. Tammy

    count me in! Between you and Bindu Wiles I’m committed to 2 of my favorite creative outlets! Now..if I can figure out how to do downward dog, while typing and snapping a pic all at the same time!:-)

  9. rachel

    I’d love to take part! I have been thinking I need to start taking pictures again, I am a very very ridiculously amateur photog but a challenge like this would be really fun and make me actually take pictures instead of think about taking pictures. If you know what I mean? Count me in! :) xx

  10. Brandi Bowen

    Count me in too! This sounds fun!

  11. CreativeEntrepreneur

    Hi Susannah – This past month I’ve been brainstorming how to best do my “digital sabbatical” this August. I usually go offline completely…but this year I really want to stay connected with my creative community.

    I’m in the midst of a gigantic painting project, so posting one photo a day might be an interesting glimpse of how my art retreat goes…

    Count me in…and I just love your work! xoxo Lisa

  12. Francesca

    Sure! On August 3 Matteo and I will leave for Israel for 2 weeks so we will have lots of pictures to share of our mother&son adventure :-)

  13. Glenda

    I would love to participate if I may…

  14. darrah parker

    I’m in! I’ve been a bit overworked lately and need to take something off my plate. I loved participating in December Views and think an August Break is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for organizing this!


  15. Lillian

    I just might join you:) We’re going ot have so much going on in August and I know that I should step away from the blog to give the time to my family when we’ll all need it most.

  16. Samantha

    I’m in a total writing rut lately, and the only thing that’s getting my creative juices warmed up is my camera, so count me in.
    It will also help me break-in my new blog, which is looking a bit empty at the moment. It’ll be fun. Let’s do it.

  17. Emma Bradshaw

    I would love to join in! Yay for the holidays x

  18. Louise Naomi Best

    I’m a bit of a stranger to these parts but I LOVE this idea. I’m always happy to update my blog but am just a bit overworked at the mo and blogging with just images is a great idea. I would really be honoured to be included…

  19. susannah

    hello & welcome! x

  20. Hanne Rysgaard
  21. Jade Sheldon

    Count me in!

  22. Lis

    Fantastic idea! I would love to do this as my daily photo habit has floundered once I completed my 365 at the end of June. However, is it okay if we do end up writing as well? I have my weekly reflection project that I have been doing all year, so I would not want to drop that. Or maybe I am not thinking outside the box here ?

    xo Lis

  23. Krista

    yes please! http://kristamaurer.com

    p.s. thanks for your comment the other day on my linky post. that was a fun surprise. good luck with the book writing!

  24. Jen

    This sounds so great – I am totally in.

  25. susannah

    Angel, you can do whatever you like – there are no rules!!!

  26. AleaseMichelle

    Count me in! I think this a great idea. Not much of a photographer, but I do think this would be a great way to share my summer experieces with others. I’m sure this challenge with spark something in my creative life. And plus- it will give me a break from writing.

    Blog- http://www.aleasemichellestudio.com
    Thanks again – Alease Michelle

  27. caitlin burkhart

    sounds awesome! count me in.

  28. bella

    hey babe! such a great idea for my busy summer. i’m in. xo

  29. Denise Levy

    I would love to join in too:


    Thank you Susannah!

  30. Corinne Bowen

    This is exactly what I need! I’m so excited to participate:)

    Corinne Bowen:

  31. Juana Olga Barrios

    What a brilliant idea + opportunity! YES!!!

  32. Rebecca

    Count me in! This is exactly what I need for August… I’m so excited! http://cubicdreams.blogspot.com/

  33. jesshibb

    What a fab idea … Finally, a bloggy thing I can actually get into. :-) Can’t wait!

  34. Kadence Englehardt

    I’m definitely in. Hoping to get some major work done in August. :) Great idea!

  35. Mel

    Of course. I am in. :) xoxo

  36. Corinne Bowen

    Looking forward to getting started with the “August Break”!

  37. Aggie

    Me too! Me too!

  38. Lori-Lyn

    I’m in!

  39. Lisa Sonora Beam

    Hey Susannah: I just realized that my signing in w/Twitter (@LisaSonoraBeam – Creative Entrepreneur) my blog address didn’t show up. Don’t want to create more work for you!

    My blog is:

    I’ve made a badge for my artful august personal retreat that will be up a little later…I’m asking others to join in, too. xoxo Lisa

  40. Allisa

    Hooray! The summer camp opportunity I never had!

    Looking forward to starting this :)


  41. Shannon M.

    I love the idea of blogging summer camp, especially since I’ve been bad about updating my blog this summer. Would love to join in though.

  42. susannah

    what’s your blog address, lovie? x

  43. tygerlotus

    This would be a great way to resurrect my blog. It’s been languishing through our move across town, and now I’m ill. Sounds great!


  44. jake messenger

    Oh go on, I’m in too :)

  45. Jo

    Well you know I was gonna take a break but I’m getting antsy already so this is PERFECT for me. I’ll do my best to keep up :)

  46. Angie

    Very in – fab idea! :)

  47. susannah

    yay! we twisted jake’s arm! ;-)

  48. C.

    I’d love to try this!

  49. Ashley

    Sounds like a fabulous idea! I’ve needed some time to update the design and behind-the-scenes bit of my blog, this would be the perfect opportunity!


    Thanks Susannah!

  50. kate

    wow, love this idea :)

    a perfect summer holiday whilst still offering a creatiev outlet and inspiration!

    I’m in!

  51. Christine

    I’m gone for the end of August visiting the states…but I’d still like to play whilst I can.


    So, besides the picture…..the title of the post will be the only words?

  52. alicia

    So in! xoxo

  53. Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie


    I start school in the fall (finish my degree!! Five years and two kids later!).

    This would be perfect!

  54. Crystal Heis

    not sure if you got this already.
    (original no?)

  55. Tiera

    I’d love to get in on all this photo fun! On one hand, I’m not sure if I can commit to everyday… But on the other hand, it’s a good exercise as I’ve been trying to become more familiar with my camera settings!

  56. susannah

    it’s up to you, love – there are no rules :) x

  57. susannah

    you are so cute :)

  58. Samantha

    Ooohoo sounds fun, like a mini unravelling in August.

  59. Bria

    You can count me in! As a photographer already, I’m loving the idea. What a great way to get myself to shoot more and post regularly. :-)

    You can find me at: wwwTheDizzyPixie.com

  60. kathleen

    Oh Yes, I’d love to join in! I’ve been wanting to do more photography, and in need to something to post!
    Mine will be very wintery pictures though..I live in NZ :-)

  61. Cara

    I want to join in! http://www.oakbeefarm.wordpress.com


  62. Tor

    Sus, I’m with ya. I’ll be basking in the French sunshine for much of Aug and certainly not wanting to be writing blog posts, so photos it shall be. Parfait madam! Xx

    (and I’m secretly hoping for a new camera for my b’day… )

  63. Lilie

    I love the sound of this!
    August is when I make my big transition — moving across the country to California, so an ideal time to document through photos.
    Count me in :)

  64. Miss Isabell

    Oh yes yes yes please!!!

  65. fanny

    count me in!

  66. Mara Nelson

    I’m in! I was in unravelling last summer and loved carrying my camera around with me. I’ve haven’t been doing that this summer and I have felt like something is missing. This will get me back into it! Great idea Susannah!

  67. Nicole

    I will, I will.

  68. Miss Isabell

    … and a question to the more tech-savy: How can I add the badge to my blog? I tried to do it the way I usually do and all it said was “august”. No picture, no link…?

    Thank you, I’m known to be a retard.


  69. Stephanie Torres

    I would love to try this for August. I’m always trying to keep up with my blog more AND take more photos. This is perfect.


  70. Elle

    I’m in! Can’t wait.

    Elle x

  71. Beth

    Hi Susannah

    I’m in too. Love it!


  72. Drucilla Pettibone

    hi susannah! i love this and will definitely join!
    dru (@ spotted dog farm)

  73. Pete

    I’m actually working on my own book project this summer (which will probably take me well into winter), so I’m in.

  74. Mariella Amitai

    Hi Susannah, I’d love to join too!
    p.s. and happy book writing!

  75. Kylie

    I’m in!

  76. Jude

    I’d love to play!–not sure if you covered this but would it be OK to sometimes write more or sometimes share photos (through other lenses) that we admire?


  77. Brandi Bowen

    I totally forgot to include my blog:


    Can’t wait to be a part of this :)

  78. melissa

    oh yes! count me in…www.myredtutu.com


  79. susannah

    do whatever you like, love – seriously :)

  80. susannah

    you are NOT a retard! apparently there might be an issue with the badge link on blogger blogs – the quote marks ” ” in the code seems to double up in blogger – have a look at the code and see if that has happened, and then try deleting the extra “s…. I’ll try to come up with another plan if i can :)

  81. Nicole Tetrault

    This is JUST what I need! Thank you!

  82. Thursday

    Seeing as I have been a crap blogger of late and haven’t taken a photo for ages, this is just what I need. Splendid idea, count me in!

  83. dorothy

    great idea! it feels like holiday!

  84. Miss Giny/Au Pays des Merveilles

    Je serais ravie de participer !
    C’est ce que je voulais faire d’ailleurs pour mes vacances ! ça tombe très bien :)
    J’en suis !

    I would like to participate!
    That’s what I wanted to do for my holidays elsewhere ! it’s a great idea ! :)
    I am in !

  85. Jude

    Thank you!! It’ll be like therapy – but fun :)

  86. Barb

    Hi Susannah,

    This is just what I needed to get myself going again on my creative journey. Thanks so much!


  87. Katherine

    Rock n Roll…I’m in! I totally need this as my poor blog is suffering.


  88. Deidre

    Count me in!!! Sounds like fun. :)

  89. Tina

    This sounds fun and challenging. count me in!

  90. Sara

    Hi!! I’m new to your blog but absolutely love it!! You are truly an amazing photographer, love your photos!! Count me in on the August challenge =) hopefully I’ll be able to come up with some good pictures … maybe not everyday but I’ll try to contribute as much as I can hehe.

  91. jenn r {goodmunki}

    i’m in susannah! can’t wait to get started. :)

  92. jenn r {goodmunki}

    that was a count me in…sorry! hee hee


  93. The Other Laura

    Exactly what I need for August! Count me in…

  94. Kimberly

    I’m in! It’ll be a challenge since I’m not one to blog daily but it will keep the camera in my hand which I need to do!

  95. Jen Z.

    Sounds fun, I’d love to join the party!

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