Natural Stitches has had an Instagram account for a while now, and we’re happy to say that (as of this writing) we have 334 followers and have made 393 posts!
As an individual, I’ve participated in several “photo-a-day challenges,” which is pretty self-explanatory. Post a photo a day (usually there is a list of things you are to post photos of), use a suggested hashtag, win prizes. Our friends at Soak have done a couple of these challenges, and it’s always interesting, fun and inspiring to see what our Instagram friends post.
Last month, I asked Martha about doing a photo-a-day challenge, and she said sure. So Anna and I put our heads together and made a list, and these are the things that we’ve come up with:
If you’re not familiar with the photo challenge, here’s how it goes: There are 31 days in March; therefore, there are 31 different photos we are asking you to post. Let’s focus on Day 2, since it’s the second day of our challenge today.
Day 2 is Wool. I put up this photo:
I also wrote a little bit about why I chose this photo for “wool” (because the yarns depicted here are all wool!), and at the end of that description I wrote #NSPhotoChallenge (which is the “hashtag” for our game).
A fun fact: Instagram users can click on the hashtag and see all of the photos that have that particular hashtag. WARNING: There was, apparently, a similar hashtag used at a previous time, and it brings up some pretty, uh, different-than-our-shop-sells items.
Using that hashtag search, I can see who all is participating in the photo challenge (and I have an Excel file to help me keep track!). At the end of the challenge, we will use the random number generator to select winners! Prizes include a store gift card and something fun from Dream in Color (hence Day 22′s challenge!).
If you miss a day, that’s okay — you can always post “catch up” photos (just please don’t post 31 photos on the 31st day of March!).
If you have a smart phone or a tablet, you can play along, too! Just download the free Instagram from either the iTunes app store or Google Play, create a free account, and start posting photos!