I'm still taking at least one picture every day. Well, I guess I forgot a couple times last week, but I'm trying to take at least one picture every day. Have I learned anything yet? That's hard to say. I think I'm becoming more familiar with all the numbers (aperture, f/stop,etc) and how they relate to each other, and ultimately how that affects the picture. Although, I still very much operate in the trial and error mode most of the time.
I am also having to think of creative ways to shoot regular day things. I don't often go out for an exciting picture taking journey every day. Most days I find myself just about to cook dinner and discovering I haven't taken a picture yet, so I wander around the house, first upstairs, then downstairs, then out on the front porch, looking for something news worthy. Something that's just screaming to have it's picture taken. Then after coming up with nothing, I realize that I have to just find something, anything, and try get the best shot possible. Hopefully, after a year of this, I will have some better techniques for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.