Third Thursday Challenge

NOTE: The Third Thursday Challenge ran from September 2012 thru July 2013. It has since been discontinued – but there was a lot of learning and challenging that occurred during its run.  

Welcome to the Third Thursday Challenge. Once a month, on the third Thursday, I will take the plunge into something new, challenging myself to expand my photographic vision.

And I’d like to invite you to join me in investigating something different – no matter how big or small. Something that makes you tingle with excitement or tremble with fear. Together, we can help each other explore new creative paths.

There aren’t any rules – just share with us something different from your normal way of shooting; experiment with various subjects or perspectives or points-of-view. Play with a new lens. Try out a feature on your camera that you’ve never used before. Add a texture or a border. Convert to black and white.

Or maybe write a haiku or a word poem. Tell a story. Dabble in words.

Do whatever scares you or challenges you or intrigues you. Give yourself permission to play; to try and fail; maybe even crash and burn. What have you got to lose?

Join in, won’t you?

A few guidelines:

  • please link directly to your Third Thursday post, not to your main blog url or Flickr stream.
  • please link back to How to Feather an Empty Nest. You can grab the button below, if you wish.
  • please visit the other participants and encourage each other in stepping outside our comfort zone.



  1. This, as they say, could be a lot of fun–and the logo is gorgeous!

  2. I love it! See you on the 21st 🙂

    • Laurie – the more the merrier! These monthly challenges have been such fun and I have learned so much from my own challenges as well as the work of the other participants. Looking forward to what you take on.

  3. So this where we post the link to our blog post?

    • So glad to have a new member participating in the Third Thursday Challenge! You can go here and join up with the linky at the bottom of the page. Each month, I will post my own challenge topic and you can join in at the bottom of that post. I look forward to reading about your challenge. Welcome!

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