If you're on Flickr you probably heard about Project 365: as the name suggests, you have to take (and upload) one photo a day for a whole year. It does sound easy and... Wait. On second thought, it does not sound easy at all.
But it's a challenge and it's a lot of fun. I jumped on the bandwagon on January 1st so today is my 9th day. Although I'm a total newbie at this, there are three things I would highly recommend for anyone planning to start (you can actually start at any day, you don't have to wait for the first day of the year):
1. Remember to take your camera everywhere. It sounds basic and obvious but I've already left my camera at home before leaving to work and regretted it later. Positive side: you might need to shop for a larger bag! Yay!
2. Keep a list of stuff you wish to photograph and update it often. Always have paper and pen with you because ideas pop up when you least expect, and you don't want to write on your arm with lipstick like I did once.
3. Pay attention at what's around you. Things you see everyday and would probably not notice/think about twice -- at home or on your way to school/work/grocery shop/hair salon -- can turn out to be great shots.
Oh, and I might add a 4th tip: if you're photographing the inside of a store or someone's booth at a flea market/craft fair/etc, ask for permission. Most people will say yes, but some will say no and that's their own right. Either way, you'll earn some points for being polite.
(Doing Project 365 this year? Did it in the past? Let me know in the comments! I would love to see your pictures).