Over on Photojojo website they remind us about Photo-a-day projects, or Project365. Starting a project wherein you take at least one photo a day for a full year is a great way to improve your photography skills. I did it once for a year solid and it really helped me force myself to look at the world in a more creative and analytical way. Don't get discouraged if every photo you take isn't a prize winner. It's about you and your growth
My PAD (photo-a-day) galleries are here. I host my galleries on PBase who has a special place for photographers doing photo-a-day projects and people from all over the world share and compare their works.
I highly recommend this type of project if you are a budding photographer!