Hi, My name is Claudia Mundlos. Sanford365 started as a project of taking 365 pictures of my life in Sanford, FL – and I am proud to say, I made it! Throughout this year of photo taking (9/2008 through 9/2009) I fell in love with my city and discovered all the great things about living in Sanford. (See original description and photos from the challenge below).
The Sanford365 Project is now reaching its next level: providing useful information about the events, restaurants/bars, local businesses and things to do in Sanford, FL while connecting its residents through an active community on facebook.
This page is also ideal if you are looking to move to Sanford. Our fun neighborhood guide offers insights into the many neighborhoods of Sanford and answers the burning question: How is it to live in Sanford, FL?
Never miss a thing in Sanford and join over 1,300 happy subscribers. Receive our free event preview and recap newsletter every Thursday. Find the best events in town and make plans for your weekend and upcoming week.
Know what’s happening in town - all the details at your fingertips. Use our free app to find the best events, read the blog or share your own pictures with our community. On top of that we offer users exclusive coupons to be used at Sanford businesses.
In April 2015, Sanford365 became the new host of #SanfordSelfie Challenge. For an entire year we host a monthly selfie photo challenge and the winner of the month takes home $100 and more!
Beyond the Sanford365 Flickr Group where Sanford fans share their visions/pictures of Sanford we are also always on the lookout for fresh talent to share their pictures of Sanford with us. If you would like to reach thousands of people with your photography, please contact us and let’s talk!
Are you a(n) aspiring writer?
Write for us! Submit a sample of your writing for consideration, and if we like your style, we'll invite you to be a guest blogger, which can include anything from writing event coverage to interviews with local businesses to editorial-style posts.We have a long list of topics we would like to cover but we are also curious about YOUR ideas! Our website and Facebook page are the best local platform to make your voice heard. Only rule: it has to be Sanford-Centric!
If you are a business owner please check out the many options we offer to promote your business to our audience. There’s something for every budget!
Click here to read Advertiser Testimonials.
Advertisers, click here for important stats regarding Sanford365's local influence.
Meet the Team:
Learn more about me:
Sumalee Eaton, Managing Editor
Sumalee is a single gal living, working, and playing in Historic Downtown Sanford. Growing up in the heart of the commercial district fed her passion for small town life, and today, Sumalee spends as much time exploring Sanford's possibilities as she does eating, drinking, working, and sleeping. She writes about her personal Sanford adventures on her blog, Sanford-Centric.
Learn more about Sumalee:
ORIGINAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
365 days, 365 photos – Impressions of life in Sanford, Florida.
This project was inspired by another 365 challenge that I came across. Check it out, it’s really interesting and you might get inspired, too ;o)
So here’s basically what I will do:
- Take a picture a day
- Post pictures at least 3 times a week
- Each picture will have its own blog entry (so on some days there might be several new pictures and blog entries, but be assured they are all taken on different days
- The pictures will mainly show scenes, objects and people in Sanford, Florida, but on some days I might be on an excursion to other areas in Central Florida, Florida, or the World ;o) Can’t promise anything but the next year might take me to Colombia, Panama, Germany, Italy and France. I might compare these places to Sanford though to keep the images in context.
- Pictures will be taken either with my beloved Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (but please remember, I am only a beginner, and despite my background in Graphic Design and a photography class I took at Crealde, I am still learning and improving every day), my Casio Exilim (shoots wide angle and also Videos, so watch out for those extras), and my iphone (what did we all do before there were iphones? I can’t even tell…thanks to Apple’s miraculous technology, I will be able to post to this blog live from the road…as real estate agent I am out and about a lot so this comes in very handy).
So let’s take on this year, starting on September 18, 2008, and ending it on September 17, 2009.
Hope you enjoy my pics and feel free to post comments anytime!
_ _ _
Day 184 (March 20)
So it is officially halftime! Wow, what an experience! I have to say this project is getting tougher all the time because the project has grwon from just taking a picture of anything in my life to actually providing useful information about the area and local businesses. That is the harder part. Taking a picture a day has almost become a habit for me by now. If at times my posts are not as informative as on other days, I hope you can all forgive me, it is merely out of a lack of time. That is also why you might not see me posting every day but rather once a week.
Nevertheless, I am still on with my challenge and I can already say that this blog will exist way beyond the originally planned 365 Days. I have re-discovered my passion for writing and hope to improve my skills every day!
(This also includes Round 3 of the 365 Project which ended on Day 212, April 17, 2014)
Be sure to also check out the 2nd round of 365 (9/2011-12/2012) (basically a more personal picture diary)