Thanks for inventing this hobby!
How I did it:
- I set a daily alarm on my iPhone to ring at 8:36pm.
- At 8:36pm, every day, I take a picture using the Mobile Fotos iPhone app.
- I title, tag, and upload the photo using that same app.
- Using the Exposure app, I click through my recently uploaded photo, and upload it to Twitter. This ensures that my Twitter post matches the subject line of my photo, and includes a link to the Flickr photo.
Lessons & tips: The key here is to make it a simple habit that doesn't require too much disruption of whatever you're doing at the time. For me, if I'm with someone that doesn't know about the project, I've found that it's an interesting thing to talk about for a while.
Also, make sure that you don't stress out about whether or not you're doing anything "interesting" at 8:36pm, since the whole point of this project is to capture your everyday life rather than the editorialized one that you can display with all of your other Twitter and Flickr and blog posts etc. The point is to thing of the long view, to capture that story of your life that is moving so slowly and steadily that you can't even see it. If you keep up on this goal for ten years, or twenty years, or a hundred years, it will be an amazing thing to look back on.
Resources: All you need is a phone with an alarm, a camera, and the ability to text message to Twitter. Having an iPhone of course is my preference, but it's not absolutely necessary.
Is there a way to make the iphone alarm only ding once (like a text message)?