Sunday, March 28, 2010

Round Robin Challenge: An Almost Photo

Hi Robins :) NOW CLOSED!

Time for a new challenge! This time around, let's celebrate the "Almost Photo." This challenge was suggested by Steven, way back in 2007! Although he has been taking some time off from things, I am sure he won't mind if we use his idea! The idea is quite simple, just show us a photo that could have been a great picture, but for some reason it just didn't work out!

We will play this challenge on Saturday, April 10th!

As always there are a few guidelines for playing along with this meme...

1. Please DO NOT post your entry prior to the challenge date of APRIL 10th! We don't visit you early. You won't be added to the Linking List until the day of the challenge, and it makes me cranky, so there is NO good reason to do it. OK? :)

Folks, we have been asking you to do this for over 5 years, so please remember to leave your information in the following manner...

Your Name
Your Blog's Name
The Full Address of your Blog



Some of you have multiple blogs, and sometimes we get folks with the same name. It's just less confusing if you provide your information this way every time. :)

If you are new to the challenges, please read our Welcome Entry and Rules of Play entry which can be found on the sidebar. Also, let us know if it is your first time, so we can give you a proper welcome!

If you have any questions about how to play, or if you would like to suggest an idea for an upcoming challenge, please feel free to send us an email. You can find our contact information on the sidebar.

Linking List (As of 4:09 PM PDT, Saturday, 04/10/10)

Carly - Posted!

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Mary - Posted!
Mary Tomaselli's Photos

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Freda - Posted!
Day One

Sandy Posted!
From the Heart of Texas

Monica - Posted!
Shutterly Happy

Sherrie's Stuff

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures

Ruth - Posted!

Duane - Posted!

Peggy - Posted!
Holmespunfun Memes and Themes


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Round Robin Challenge: Up to Five Miles Away

Hi, Robins! It's time to announce the next topic! This one was suggested by Carly back in June 2008. The Round Robin Challenge for Saturday, March 27, is

Up to Five Miles Away

(5.0 miles = 8.04672 km.)

the empty shell of a largish plane

As Carly explains...

The idea is to get in your car, or if you prefer a bike or your own two feet, and show us something in any direction you choose, up to 5 miles from your home. For a little added fun, tell us when you sign up for the challenge, in which direction you plan to go. Let's see which direction gets the most attention.
Simple, right? Pick a direction, travel five miles (about 8 kilometers) in that direction, and then photograph what you find. Maybe there's something within five miles from your home that you've always wanted to photograph. Well, here's your chance - and if it's only three and a half miles away, well, what are we, the Google Maps police? Or maybe you'll generate a random choice of direction (e.g. let someone spin you around, blindfolded, or, um, something) go exactly five miles, and photograph whatever happens to be there. You decide how you want to play this. But please, don't go more than five miles away, okay?

Okay, here's the part where we put in the rules, because even after all these years we still get people who don't quite get how this works:

1. DO RSVP in the comments below, preferably before the Challenge date (March 27th). Your comment should include your name or handle, blog name, and blog URL, thus:

I'm going west!

Are We There Yet?

2. DO proofread your RSVP, because we build our Linking List from it. If you've typed "bolgspot" and we don't catch it, you're not going to get many visitors to your blog!

3. DO mention the Round Robin Challenge in your entry, and include a link back here. You are encouraged to also include links to other participants, but that's not required. We also have a graphic you may want to include - see the sidebar for graphics to download and use.

4. DO NOT post your entry before March 27th.

5. DO post your entry on the 27th if possible, so people will be able to visit your blog as they're making the rounds. It's also a good idea to leave a second comment to say you've posted. If you have to post a day or two late, that's okay - not optimal, but okay. We will accept late entries for six days before closing the Challenge.

6. DO visit other people's entries, and comment if you can so they know you visited.

Still have questions? Email me, or Carly, or both. Our email addresses are on the sidebar.

That's it! Go be photographers!


Linking List as of 9:58 AM PST

Karen (Southeast) - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Carly - Posted!

Gattina (South) - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures

Linda (East)
Mommy's Treasures

Peggy (Northeast) - Posted!
Holmespunfun Memes and Themes

Wammy (East) - Posted!
The Ellis Family Cincinnati

Jama - Posted! 03/28/10
Sweet memories

Sherrie (West) - Posted!
Sherrie's Stuff

Sandy (Southeast) - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas

carolynUSA (north) - Posted! 03/28/10
Ford Family Photos

Manang Kim
My Photography in Focus

Duane (East) - Posted!

Mary Tomaselli's Photos

Ruth (East) - Posted!

ellen b (East, North and South) - Posted!
The Happy Wonderer

Freda (North and Northwest) - Posted!
Day One

Sandy - Posted!
From the Heart of Texas