Do you love Instagram? And your town? Well saddle up cause we’re doing our 1st ever Instagram challenge at @AustinTexasFan and it’s all about showing off just how much you love your town.
Here’s How it Works:
When: April 6 – 15, 2015 (day after Easter)
Where: on your PUBLIC Instagram account
Who: Anyone who wants to show a little “hometown” love.
What: Each day use the photo prompt to post one photo per day (for 10 days.) Easy peasy. Use hashtag #LovingMyTown and tag @AustinTexasFan.
For easy reference to each day’s photo prompt, post our Challenge Graphic (above) to your Instagram.
Give Back: Let’s take a few minutes each day to comment on 2 -3 participants Instagram acct. The more “love” we spread, the more activity (and new friends) we’ll have on our own accounts! Search for #LovingMyTown and find participants to visit.
DAY 1: SPECIAL
Take a photo of something special in your town or why you think your town is so special. This can be almost anything really… from roses in Tyler, TX to Disney in Orlando, the beach at Panama City Beach, music in Austin! Well, you get the picture.
DAY 2: SUNRISE/SUNSET
Take either a sunrise or sunset in your town.
DAY 3: IN MY TOWN
You can take a photo of something unique to your town. Or even something ordinary that you appreciate about your town.
DAY 4: GRATEFUL
What are you grateful for? On this one, let’s broaden the scope beyond our town. Either do a photo of something you’re grateful for in your town, or something you are grateful for in your life.
DAY 5: STYLE
This should be interesting! What style represents your town? The culture? Or take a selfie!
DAY 6: LIGHTS
Lights in your town or what lights you up about your town.
DAY 7: a PLACE
Take a photo of any place that you want to share about your town. It can be a restaurant, your backyard, your dream home, a view.. use your imagination.
DAY 8: ANIMAL
Your pet. Or an animal popular to your area. Like here in Texas, we literally have herds of deer everywhere. Well, not downtown Austin, but even in fairly urban neighborhoods. I’ll probably do deer. Oh wait, maybe an armadillo! You can do your pet. Your neighbor’s cat. A horse. A squirrel. Whatever animal you like.
DAY 9: TASTE
Take a picture of food you love or food that is popular in your region or town. This could also be a good time to repost. Remember to always tag the original photographer AND give them credit. If you have a fave restaurant and want to feature their food for your “taste” go for it. 🙂
DAY 10: HOME
Home is where the heart is. What does “home” mean to you? Take a photo that captures what “home” means to you.
What if I’m not a good photographer?
No worries! You don’t need to be a great photographer to participate. All you need is a love for your town and a desire to share how amazing it is with others.
What if I don’t participate everyday?
You can join for one day or all ten. Our Instagram “challenge” is just a fun way for people to get together over a common interest, and share.
What if I don’t have a good camera?
Lots of people (including moi!) use their cell phone. Don’t let that stop you! This isn’t a contest on quality. This is just a chance for everyone to show off their town and get to know each other.
But my town isn’t as cool as Austin so why should I play?
EVERY town has fun, cool, amazing, unique attributes. This is your chance to shine. Show us just how special your town is.
Plus, plus, PLUS!
During the challenge, I encourage everyone to interact on a couple of new accounts each day so it’ll be a great way to find new IG accounts of interest to you… and hopefully have new people follow YOU!