Photo of the Week Project Update: Transition to 52 Photos sharing challenge

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Hi everyone!

With the start of the new year, we're making some changes to the Photo of the Week Project. Or more accurately, we're replacing it with 52 Photos sharing challenge.

A bit of background: When we first started the Family History Photo of the Week project many years ago, the idea was to get people to share photos they'd uploaded. Originally this was done in a Google+ Community. Voting was added in to make it more fun. So each week members would share photos and then be able to vote on the Photo of the Week.

Over time, this evolved from the Google+ Community to various versions using G2G, Facebook and other social media channels. We kept tweaking to try and find the right formula.

While there were still a few enthusiastic members who shared photos in G2G, the Photo of the Week project became mostly about voting and not so much about sharing until it essentially became me gathering photos each week for people to vote on. :) 

We did that for awhile but we really wanted to get back to focusing on sharing not voting so the project went on hiatus a bit until we could figure out what to do.  

Project members have made some great suggestions like themes or weekly challenges. After seeing how great Robynne's 52 Ancestors challenge went last year, we decided to continue doing that and also to create "52 Photos" to encourage members to share great photos each week.  

So if you are a member of the Photo of the Week Project, we hope that you will eagerly join us in this transition and share photos in the challenge each week!

The week one theme is up here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/743819/52-photos-week-1-new

Thank you! 

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
I'm up for the challenge!

3 Answers

+10 votes
That's just great!  I'm so glad to see the project revived and the changes sound super!
answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
Yay! Thanks, SJ, I'm glad you like them.
+6 votes
I’m glad that one we will hopefully get more attention to the group but secondly that I will be able to participate more this year. I think you might know why I can now Eowyn.
answered by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (45.6k points)
+5 votes
This will be fun!  Thanks Eowyn.
answered by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Mach 7 (73.3k points)

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