Last year I hosted a fun little thing on Instagram called One Day. We took one day to document all the little parts of life that don't usually get photographed. Things we're so used to seeing today that we'll forget in three years. The clutter on our nightstand, the imperfect lunch on the go. I want to hold on to these tiny memories, I want to know exactly what a day in our lives looked like. Not just the photoworthy moments.
Will you join me? Wednesday, November 13.
Here's how it works next Wednesday:
- Use whatever camera is closest, but if you're going to participate on Instagram you'll probably want to use your phone for quick access. Make sure it's charged!
- Try and notice the details of your home/kids/day that you normally don't see? That burger joint you pass every morning on your commute? *Snap* The stack of magazines you haven't made through since, oh, this summer? *Snap* The back of your son's neck? Your husband's feet? *Snap, snap* It may seem like these things don't matter, but when you look back on it, tiny details can really define a season.
- Will you be tempted to "create" certain aspects of the day? Sure. That's okay. Wear your cutest outfit. Your kitchen may appear cleaner in pictures than normal. That's fine! Let's remember it how we want to, shall we?
- Upload your pictures to Instagram as you go and hashtag them #OneDayHH. Make sure you check in on the hashtag to watch the whole day unfold. Last year we ended up with thousands of pictures! (If you don't have Instagram, you can still play along. Post a pic or two on your facebook or personal blog and when we do the link up, you can include that URL.)
- Check here on the blog on Wednesday for a little extra incentive. I may be giving away something pretty.
Feel free to Instagram the graphic above so that your followers know what's going on. Sure we might clog up the stream a bit on Wednesday, but it's just one day. And others might jump on board.
Consider using the same Instagram filter all day or the same border, something uniform that will look great if you were to make an album of your One Day.
If you can't commit to the whole day, jump in whenever. The goal is to have fun with it.
Do what you can, start where you are.