Thursday, 30 April 2015
Join in the Waverley Instagram Photo A Day Challenge! #MayIsSewingMonth
Hello, Sarah from Marketing here. A few weeks ago I received an email from Janine, the Neighbourhood Coordinator of the Waverley group in Victoria. Waverley were interested in using Instagram to share their love of sewing and to celebrate National Sewing Month. I was excited, really excited! I just love Instagram, it’s a wonderful way to share photos and a great source of sewing inspiration. If you are not familiar with Instagram, here’s the scoop…..
Instagram is an online mobile (iPhone or Android) photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.
Instagram uses hashtags, a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. Users create and use hashtags by placing the hash character (or number sign) # in front of a word or unspaced phrase, either in the main text of a message or at the end. Searching for that hashtag will then present each message that has been tagged with it.
If that got you interested, this beginner’s guide to Instagram will get you Instagramming in mere minutes!
How do I get involved?
You can post any sewing related images on Instagram and use both the hashtags #MayIsSewingMonth & #ASGmember or you can join in the Photo A Day challenge. Each day of May has a suggested topic (prompt), as shown in the pictures here. Snap a pic related to the prompt & post it to Instagram. In the caption you can put ‘Day 1. May Sewing Plans #MayIsSewingMonth & #ASGmember’. Simple!
You can participate in the Photo A Day Challenge every day or only the days you feel like it. You can post several days at the one time. Do what works for you! Even non ASG members can participate, just leave off the hashtag #ASGmember. To help you get the perfect pic, check out this photo guide, it even has some info on collaging images together.
I am so excited to see your amazing photos and get into your sewing spaces! I think this is such a great way to share across the country. Thank you Waverley group, what a fantastic idea. You’ll be seeing my pics soon.