Sunday, May 22, 2011

All in a Day's Work

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.)

14 comments:

Shanna said...

Oh! how I love your Pop Art inspired photo!!!

Great post!

Jacob said...

Very funny. And funky. Nice job on the photo.

So what do you say about the psychological health of someone who has 9 photo blogs?

Never mind, I don't really want to know! :-)

Steffe said...

And you could have missed more than one day as the world shoild have come to an end yesterday!

*Honest Abe said...

Enjoyed this adventure. Forgot who you were? Don't know why??

I suppose blogging got to me.

I look forward to a day off. Sometimes a week off. I like to delete all my posts and begin anew.

You still got obsessive compulsive disorder?

They say I got it.

Because I jump up from the dinner table and do what I happen to think about.

Anonymous said...

Insightful comment and neat graphic creation.

Dixie Jane said...

I'm so glad the world didn't end yesterday. I would have missed Andy Warhol Laurie. And 95 degree temp today.

Judy Williams said...

This is too great for words!! Your blog has become part of my morning ritual. I get up, brush teeth, let the dogs out, either start my coffee or pour a cup because I remembered to set the auto brew, and then CHECK OUT YOUR BLOG. It's as important to me as my toothpaste and my coffee.

If I were to wake up one morning and not be able to see it, my day would be all discombobulated. We are creatures of habit and your magical entries help save MY world.

Gretchen said...

Oh, you marvelous nut! This is hilarious and wonderful. Please don't miss a day. I also have to start my day with your blog and it wouldn't be the same without it!

Anonymous said...

Love this.

TheChieftess said...

Well Ms Laurie...you nailed this one!!! and I love the photo cartoon!!! What a cool ap!!! Is there something equivalent for iMacs???

Petrea Burchard said...

I love Gretchen's phrase, "you marvelous nut!" You've smacked this nail on its proverbial head. OCD? Me? uh...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

the color post (and the one on string theory)

Gunn said...

So true what you wrote!
I do enjoy both your text and photos.
English is not my first language, but I have to say the way you write, so personal and with humor, have made me smile and envy your skills of writing your observations... whatever happen.
- Enjoy your day!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!