many many people on Flickr participate in these projects. they are easier to do than a 365 (one photo a day for a year) but still keep you picking up your camera. many of these people also choose to do themes for these projects. in an attempt to challenge myself and improve, I said I would do self-portraits.
now. I am not talented at self-portraits. there are many photographers who excel at capturing wonderful images of themselves. I am not one of them. blame it on my being overly self-critical, blame it on my loathing of emo 14 year olds, blame it on my inexperience in taking portraits of anything but cats. I've just always been more comfortable on the other side of the lens.
that being said, I took the opportunity of this being the first official week of the project (and my new 50mm lens arriving!) to get the cliche, cheesy, me-in-the-mirror shot out of the way :)