Join me for the August Break?

I’m writing this from my hotel room in New York City — the awesomeness of this is not lost on me :) In a few days I’ll be flying back to (most likely rainy) England and stepping back into my usual routine, a routine I plan to pull apart and remake as the weeks pass.

But first there is August.

For the last two years I’ve hosted the August Break, a sweet no-rules community project that involves sharing one photo (or more) a day on your blog for the whole of August. Can be any sort of photo. Can include some words, or not. Doesn’t even have to be every day. The idea is to simply sink into the joys of the month while taking a wee break from the obligations of blogging.

As I’ve had bit of a July break while i’ve been on the book tour I’m actually looking forward to unravelling my thoughts about my time away and writing some blog posts, but August is still a time of rest and refection, so I’ll August Breaking right alongside you.

Would you like to join me?

I’ve made a page for a blog roll over here — last year there were so many new blogs to visit, it’s a great way to make some new blog pals :) Katrina of Pugly Pixel has made some fabulous badges for us (I love them so much – thank you, Katrina!) so feel free to add one to your blog if you wish. I’ll get some code for the badges made next week — my designer Jo is currently away and I lack the techie skills to do it, so bear with me!

I’ve also created a Flickr group, so head over there to join the group ready for our start on August 1st.

And while i’m thinking of it, let’s have an Instagram hashtag too, yes? How about #augustbreak ?

Okay, NYC is calling to me…. more soon! xo

26 responses
  1. teresa

    Love the IG hashtag! #augustbreak

  2. Roxanne Galpin

    This is perfect, as I’ll be in Paris the last 2 weeks of August.

  3. Kendra

    I have a lot on my plate and my mind lately and have been thinking about taking a break from blogging but this is a much better idea. Thank you! I can’t wait.

  4. Charmaine

    I am in, and I can’t wait to see everybody’s captures! Thanks for this summer tradition, Susannah!

  5. Rhiannon

    Happy to join in another round – August is always “my” month – Loved discovering so many new blogs last year.

  6. Sherry

    I was just thinking about August Break this morning. I did it last year and enjoyed it immensely!

  7. Ginger

    My mind’s a jumbled mess right now, so the August Break sounds amazing!

  8. ellie

    Yep! I really hope your trip has been as wonderful as the pictures look. What an amazing journey and a really inspiring adventure : )

  9. LiSa

    I joined in last year, even though my blog was only months old. It wasn’t so much a break because of that, but this year I really could use a break! I love blogging and have actually surprised myself by keeping my blog updated! can’t wait to see other blogs participating!!

  10. deb taylor

    YES!! I am in and loving the IG hashtag!!

  11. Sandi Amorim

    Count me in!!!

  12. Leigh

    this is my first August Break so all I can say is… YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!! :)

  13. justine Gordon

    sounds great, have so enjoyed it for the last couple of years, off to sign up!

  14. Alli

    I’d love to join in – I’m new to this blogging thing so this will be my first go at connecting with the wider blogworld! Very exciting!

  15. Andrea Sydow

    I am in! Love the idea.

  16. Christianne

    I love the idea of being able to join in on Instagram! Especially because my blog doesn’t lend itself to something like this for a month. Thanks for hosting this, Susannah. (Can’t wait to hear all you have to share when you’re home from your epic journey!)

  17. Anne Jutras

    Hello Susannah, this is a great idea, I’m in! Woot! Woot! Can’t be to see all the participant and makes new friends! :)

  18. Clare

    Delighted to be a part of August Break 2012. Having been blogging consistently for many months, my creative resources are waning. Look forward to diving into lots more new blogs too. Thanks for hosting, Susannah.

  19. Maggie

    Sounds like fun! I am going to make every effort to post a photo a day :D

  20. Crystal

    i’m so in on this. My friend Gerri shared, and I’m all about this. :) WOOT WOOT!

  21. Pretty in Mad

    I’m in! I’m in!!! happiness!!!! thank you Susanna!!

  22. manus

    This is such a nice idea! To be creative and make new friends! Hopefully I will..
    Thanks, Susannah!

  23. Lucy Miller Robinson

    This is my first trip to your blog (via Aidan Donnelly Rowley) and I am excited to join in on the August challenge! I’ve never posted to my blog every day for a month, so this will be hard. But I am excited.

  24. Deanna@Snippets from Springdale

    Looking forward to this …lovin’ your book too!!

  25. Andrea Victoria

    Such a great idea, definitely joining in!

  26. Corinne Robinson

    I LOVE the August Break idea SO MUCH! I *thought* it was going to be a break but NOPE, I’m even more inspired! Thanks :)

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