Fall break

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I’m taking a break from my blog, starting today.

I want to use my blogging time to focus on other projects. With any luck they will include a new book of my film photography. I’ve wanted to start these projects for months but life is full. That time has to come from somewhere.

I’ll respond to comments, and I’ll still comment on your blog if you have one, but there will be no new posts here. I’m not exactly sure when I’ll return but November 1 feels about right.

Indiana State Road 45

If you miss the blog while it’s taking this break, know that there are 2,154 posts in the archive. That’s eleven and a half years of my photos and stories! The archives do get lonely and would love your visit. Click the button to be whisked to a random post from the past.


See you soon!


31 responses to “Fall break”

  1. Dan James Avatar

    Jim, wishing you a productive and fruitful break. I have no idea how you’ve kept such a prolific publishing rate the last few years, I struggle with three posts a week sometimes let alone six.

    That random post generator is a great idea! I remember I used to have a few Tumblr blogs that had this built in. It was brilliant for the projects I was using them for (haiku and short stories) so readers could just dip in randomly as and when they wanted.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You can randomize your blog too! Just add /?random after your URL. It’s a hidden WordrPress feature.

      The blog has been a joy and also a beast that needs to be fed. The joy part drives me to post, the beast part drives me to take a break. My first ever. Gonna be interesting to see how it feels.

  2. traveller858 Avatar

    Jim, good luck with your new projects. I’ll miss your posts but realise that time does indeed move on. Good luck for the future.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! Keep checking back; I should be back around in November.

  3. J P Avatar

    Ye God’s, the foundation of the heavens is shaken! Seriously, you are certainly entitled to a hiatus so may it be a restful and fruitful one. We can survive a month without you. I think. :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I didn’t know I had the power to shake the heavens! See you back here in Nov.

  4. James Cockroft Avatar

    Have a pleasant and productive break, Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! I trust it will be.

  5. Michael McNeill Avatar

    Good luck with your other projects, Jim. See you in November.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks my friend!

  6. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    Will be interesting to see how you come out the other side. Enjoy!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m already feeling the withdrawals!

  7. Christopher Smith Avatar
    Christopher Smith

    Hope you have a great break Jim only don’t enjoy it to much as you might not want to come back see you soon :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! I can’t imagine giving this up permanently.

  8. JoHawkTheWriter Avatar

    Enjoy your staycation and best of luck on your project. See you soon.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  9. Photography Journal Blog Avatar

    I like this photo a lot. Good luck with your project and have a nice blogging break, hope to see you back.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks so much!

  10. M.B. Henry Avatar

    Have a great break! :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


  11. Andy Karlson Avatar
    Andy Karlson

    Good luck, Jim! More and more I appreciate that (often, but not always) ministry settlements come with an expectation of a sabbatical period built in – sometimes even with provisions that the minister attempt no productive work or projects! I applaud that you are letting your field grow fallow for a time; it’s one of the only checks against burnout.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I only wish that more churches expected sabbaticals out of non-ministry positions — those people are subject to burnout too!

  12. Photo A Day Avatar

    i will certainly miss your photos and comments. but definitely understand the need to pick projects with care. there are so many projects – great ones – out there to do, that it is only through culling some out that we can devote the time necessary to really accomplish great things.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks so much for saying so! I’ll be back before you know it.

  13. Sam Avatar

    Hi Jim. Man, YOU take a break? Come on now that doesn’t seem right! 😊 Ah man, if anyone deserves a break it’s you! I look forward to another book if you have one in the works. Your Pentax book is in my collection of photo books!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I have the proof of my new book! There were some things I needed to change so a second proof is in process.

      1. Sam Avatar

        Hey Jim, good to hear! I’ll look forward to it.

  14. ollithomson Avatar

    Good luck with your projects. I look forward to seeing the book in due course.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you sir!

  15. Jan Caloia Avatar
    Jan Caloia

    Good luck with your projects–especially your book!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! The proof of the book is in the post now and should be here shortly.

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