30 Days of Gratitude, A Photo Challenge

When I first heard about Pinterest a few months ago I signed up for an account and sort of stumbled my way through the site. It was neat, but I admittedly didn’t get it. I would login every few days when I had a free moment to browse through new pins. Well, fast forward a few months and I can’t pull myself away. It’s the ultimate scrapbook/idea board/recipe box. Anything you find online that you want to save, you can “pin” to any one of endless “bulletin boards” that you created (feel free to check out my Pinterest profile if you’d like to follow along). To make a long story short, Pinterest is how I found out about this awesome 30 day photo challenge that I want to share with you. Details below!

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to put most of us in a reflective mood during the month of November. Last year I shared the many things that I was thankful for. I was going to do something similar again this year, but once I found this 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge by positively present, I thought it would be something fun and different to do, and I’d like to invite you all to play along. I just found this, so I’m obviously about a week behind, but I’ll be catching up over the next couple of days. I love the day of taking a photo a day, for a month’s snapshot of all the things we’re grateful for. You can use your everyday camera, your cell phone camera, anything!

I’ll be posting the photos on the BEB Facebook page, and I have also created a Flickr set to collect the photos in that you can follow if you’d like: 30 Day Photo Challenge: Gratitude. Feel free to post on the Facebook page, on Flickr, or on Twitter (you can use the hashtag #30DaysofGratitude). I’m looking forward to taking and sharing the photos and seeing yours as well!

Who’s in??

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31 Responses to “30 Days of Gratitude, A Photo Challenge”

  1. Laura @ Laura's Sweet Spot! on November 7, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I was wondering myself what this pinterest thing was… I’ll have to go check it out, see what it is all about. This 30 day photo thing is really a great idea too!


  2. Becc on November 7, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I’m definately in!! In Australia we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving…but my philosophy is that LIFE is worth being thankful for every day. I’m a self-confessed Pintrest addict :) and can say without doubt that I’ve never been so inspired to try new ideas as I have been thanks to the community of Pinners. Enjoy! I can’t wait to see your inspirations xxx


  3. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live on November 7, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I’m in! This will help me learn more about my camera (it’s only a point and shoot…but still!), and will remind me to take pictures of more than just food!


  4. Positively Present on November 7, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Thanks for spreading the word about the photo challenge! :) I’m so happy you’re joining in. If you want to share your photos, you can join the Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/positivelypresentphotochallenge/.


  5. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on November 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I’ll give it a try sounds inspiring!! I have a Pintrest account and I actually have followers, but I don’t get it? I maybe doing it wrong, but it seems like a pain in the butt! I think it’s to much technology for me to keep up on, between Facebook, Blogging and Twitter, I can’t add another thing! I’m going to add you to my Twitter and Facebook! I


  6. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean on November 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    definitely doing this! love the idea of posting it on your facebook page!


  7. Christi Silbaugh on November 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I’m in! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your find. It is going to be fun!


  8. melissa {the baked equation} on November 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    what a great idea! i will totally join in! so many things to be thankful for!


  9. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family on November 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Nuts I am 7 days behind. I would like to join up though.

    What a fantastic idea to help us keep gratitude at the forefront of our minds!


  10. Jill @ A Cook's Nook on November 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Sounds like a great idea & I’d love to be a part of it…besides…it’ll help me figure out how to use pintrest a little better. Now it’s just a time suck!


  11. Ally on November 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeously beautiful idea.


  12. Vanessa on November 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Well I think think this is a great idea! Id like to thank pinterest for leading me to you in the first place! Twas your amazing brownie that caught my eye and I have been hooked since! Ty Ben!


  13. Sarah on November 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    This is a wonderful challenge. I will for sure be doing this. :)


  14. Emily on November 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I’m so in!! How exciting!! Thank you for sharing, would not have known about it otherwise.


  15. Cristina on November 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Love the idea of the 30 days challenge. So I am definitely in :)


  16. Katrina on November 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Great idea!


  17. Kristin on November 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do something like this too! I’m going to start today as well!


  18. Bobbi on November 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Love this! And pinterest too–darn, it just sucks me in! Looks like I have some catching up to do with the gratitude challenge. Thank you for putting it on my radar.


  19. katie @KatieDid on November 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I love this idea I think I’ll give it a go!


  20. Mercedes (Satisfy My Sweet Tooth) on November 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love this idea! Maybe I’ll try it during a different month so I can start at the beginning. I’m with you on Pinterest, I am still at the point of not really getting it yet though!


  21. Sarah on November 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks for posting about this! I started today too.


  22. Stefanie on November 8, 2011 at 7:57 am

    What a fabulous idea! I have seen many people doing the 30 days of gratitude via status posts on FB, but the idea of doing it through *photos*, I love it! Thanks for sharing… I am in also! Twitter – thesanties, flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/santiessunnysideup/


  23. Elizabeth on November 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    AMAZING!! that is just how I was a few months ago. thank you very much, I will using the photo challenge on my blog. been trying to find one I like.


  24. SamCyn on November 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Sounds like fun…think I’ll give it a try :-)


  25. Ashley on November 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I saw this on Pinterest also, but didn’t really read about it. It sounds like a great idea that I will HAVE to participate in! Thanks for the share!


  26. Kylie on November 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I am in just posted on Facebook. Thanks for sharing:)


  27. Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen on November 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Oh how fun! I will definitely be joining in! A friend of mine was doing a 30-day craft challenge that seemed to overwhelming at this busy time, but 30 days of thanks? I’m all about it!


  28. Kate Koger on November 10, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Just noticed that in the pic on Flickr there is a chocolate bar called Heath! Ha ha that’s my sons name!! Never seen it here in England and we named him (as we are Australian) after Heath Ledger!! :)


  29. stella on November 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’m in, starting tonight!


  30. Shannon on November 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I can’t find your photos posted anywhere on the link or on FB. Where are you posting them? Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration!


  31. Kali on November 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve heard of pintrest but have never really looks into it. I had no idea it involved scrapbooking ideas. I just assume new websites these days are all based on connecting with friends. This one just may be up my alley and the idea of the 30 day picture challenge sounds great too! Guess I know the next website I’m going to after I leave this one!


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