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That’s a Wrap: A Snapshot of November’s Photo 101 Course

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As I’d mentioned in the final Photography 101 post, congratulations again to participants in our first-ever Blogging U. course dedicated to photoblogging. November proved to be a fun, busy month of picture-taking and blog posting, and we hope you enjoyed meeting other bloggers in the Commons and pushing yourself to meet your daily publishing goals.

Throughout November, we were excited to see a wide range of participants — from brand-new bloggers to veteran photographers — connect, teach, and learn from one another. We also enjoyed seeing different interpretations of the daily themes, from your locations all over the world.

A wonderful interpretation of swarm: Synchronous Swarm, Mitch Zeissler, Exploratorius

We plan to run this course again, as well as new 201-level courses focused on different elements of photography. Throughout the month, we noted your feedback on the assortment of themes and tips, as well as the course pacing and…

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Not Running on Empty, Running On Sober: A Blogger Profile

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We first met Christy after reading her post,My Grace is Gone (A Climb Out of Alcoholism). The sheer honesty and emotional intensity of the piece resonated with us — so much so — we not only bumped it toFreshly Pressed, we included it in our year-endEditors’ Picks — a collection of our favorite, most powerful posts from 2013. Christy sat down with us to tell us how she got started atRunning on Sober, what blogging has meant to her in recovery, and a little about some new blogging projects she recently started.

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Tell us the story of how you started your blog, runningonsober.com.

One of my best friends actually pissed me off, that’s how. It’s actually kind of funny. See, I had my last alcoholic drink in May 2011, just two months after my mom died. (No, that’s not the funny part.)…

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