Wednesday, January 2, 2013

600 Seconds to what?

If all I had each day was six hundred seconds, or ten minutes, to dedicate to my craft what could I accomplish? This is a list I have brainstormed, but not tested. I will revise the list as I work through it.

  • upload photos
  • cull and basic keyword photos (how many?)
  • rate and caption photos (how many? )
  • edit photos
  • organize folders of photos
  • check on my back up systems to make sure they are running properly
  • download a digi kit
  • sort and organize digital files in download folder
  • convert pngs to tiff files to upload to Lightroom
  • upload digifiles to Lightroom
  • basic keyword and sort digifiles
  • create a lightroom layout template
  • choose files, photos, and stories for a layout
  • organize a photo collection for an album
  • burn a dvd
  • create a blog post
  • upload photos to flickr
  • watch a video
  • upload to Persnickety Prints
  • place an order with Persnickety Prints
  • brainstorm a list of projects/layout ideas
  • start a digital layout in PSE
  • work on a digital layout in PSE
  • finish, save, and upload a digital layout to a share site
  • read a blog post
  • comment on blog posts
Has anyone else done a list like this? I am not sure that ten minutes is the right amount of time, but twenty minutes seems to be too long sometimes. Sometimes just getting started is the key and you can do anything for ten minutes.

What if you don't even have ten minutes? What if all you have is five minutes? How do you organize and track your activities so that you make the best use of your time? The goal is to keep moving forward, to get your photos out there to share with the people you care about, to tell your story, no matter how mundane. If you could do that in 600 seconds a day, would you? Wouldn't you?

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea. I think there is so much we can do in short chunks of time, but we don't because we feel like 10 minutes just isn't enough to get everything done. I'm going to have to try this.