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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPresolutions2014
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
To celebrate the new year, we’re bringing back our annual resolutions Weekend Hashtag Project. The goal this weekend is to capture photos and videos that symbolize your resolution for 2014. Some tips to get you started:
- Spend some time thinking about your resolutions and how you can show them creatively. Some resolutions can be captured in a very straightforward manner, but don’t be afraid to get abstract to express something more complex.
- If you’ve needed a little inspiration to get started on your resolution, use this project as a chance to jumpstart your new habits! Go visit that friend, pick up that instrument or explore that new part of town.
- Be sure to include the story and details of your resolution in your caption.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPresolutions2014 hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
Embracing Your #AwkwardYears with @merileeloo
October is Bullying Prevention Month. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing the story of one Instagrammer who came up with a creative approach to reflect on her own childhood experiences and help today’s kids feel better about themselves.
When a friend asked Merilee Allred (@merileeloo) to see her old, awkward photos, she didn’t suspect it would kickstart an entire photo series and a blog. “I had a hard time wanting to show any of them to her because I was embarrassed of those pictures and my past,” Merilee says. “But then it sparked this idea to hold up my younger picture in portraits as a before-and-after. I realized I wanted to start a project that highlights our awkward years. Since I was teased and bullied, I thought it would be a good idea to raise awareness with it, and, maybe, hopefully help kids currently going through struggles, to let them know that life does get better.”
Enter the #awkwardyearsproject series on Instagram. “When I first started, I asked my friends and family to participate,” she explains. The project started on Instagram, but has since expanded to other platforms. “I only post the portraits I take on Instagram, but on my blog, Facebook and Twitter, I feature my portraits alongside guest submissions.”
Want to learn more about what you do to combat bullying? Check out the following anti-bullying organizations on Instagram:
To see what we’re doing to fight bullying and harassment on Instagram, check out our Bullying Prevention Resources in the Instagram Help Center.
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#Raspberry topped, white #chocolate #CremeBrulee of the Moment at #TheRedDoorRestaurant
#SanDiego #MissionHills #dessert (at Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar)
Just me and my #shadow
#yellowlab #labsofinstagram #Dog #Labrador #petsofinstagram #Deacon (Taken with Instagram)
The coolest lavatory in the #Gaslamp #CafeSevilla #Downtown #GaslampDistrict (Taken with Instagram at Cafe Sevilla)