Do you love Instagram as much as I do? Well, probably who doesn’t? I have been obsessed with instagram long before I was obsessed with blogging. It’s my favorite social media by far for capturing those ordinary every day moments as they happen. It’s a great way for us as a family to keep all our friends and family in the loop with our overseas life in the UK too. The more I am on instagram I think the more I fall in love with it.
After starting my linky here on Let’s Talk Mommy, called Share With Me and getting to know so many new bloggers through it, I thought I really want that for my instagram as well. This way, you don’t have to be a blogger to join in, it’s a community for everyone to join in if they wish. It’s taken a little while to pin point what I wanted it to be but as I am trying to practice more on my photography this year and focusing my photos on specific things not just the whole picture, I came up with #lifecloseup.
#Lifecloseup is for all those zoomed in moments captured on instagram. It can be of the food you are eating, the little corner in your house you styled, a necklace you are wearing, something beautiful in nature, or of your little ones. Whatever you are focusing on, I would love to see! I hope you will join me over on my instagram and see what the rest of the little community is already sharing.
There are no rules. I don’t expect you to follow me back if you don’t like my feed. It’s purely to join us all together on the hashtag. I will attempt to like and comment on every photo joining in but please NOTE: if you hashtag older photos it gets filed back to the time you posted it not to the top anymore like it used to so I won’t see it. You have to hashtag that day or I might not catch it as the community grows. You don’t have to like everyone’s photos although I am sure you will find others interesting and like the ones that catch your eye. As I said…there are no rules.
I truly love seeing a variety of instagrammers’ feeds because everyone sees everything so different. Their feeds represent how they look at things and their life through their eyes. That’s what’s so fascinating about it. Don’t get me wrong I still don’t understand how it all works sometimes but I am just looking to engage and create a little community on one of my favorite social medias. The best part about it is you can throw it in with all your other hashtags.
Each Sunday, I will be sharing my favorite zoomed in moments here on my blog and linking back to the instagrammer. I think it’s a great way to share the love for instagram all together!
I have shared some close ups of my daughter today to launch #lifecloseup but as you can see below any of these would work to just to give you an idea. I can’t wait to see what everyone is snapping up!
I look forward to seeing you on Instagram! If you do happened to like my feed follow me to catch all my crazy snippets of life’s ordinary, everyday moments.
Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely says
This is such a lovely idea, Jenny. I’ll try my hardest to join in. I really want to start using Instagram a little more. I love it but forget it’s there.
Oh yes you should. I am totally obsessed with instagram so this is so fun for me sharing my love for other instagrammers. Do join in! 🙂
Emma T says
Gorgeous photos. I will try and remember to add the hashtag when I’m on IG.
(Is there a way to change my newsletter subscription to weekly? Daily is too much for me, but I don’t want to totally unsubscribe)
Oh yes I will sort it out. I had so many asking for me to go back to daily and since I normally only blog two or three a week it wasn’t as much but leading up to christmas there will be a lot sorry. I understand daily is too much. I was even doing just once a month but no one reads or clicks from that one.
Lisa Backsnbumps says
Lovely idea, I really need to make the most of IG so will come along and join up 🙂
Oh that would be amazing. Thank you. I will see you there. Its so fun.
claire witt says
Great post and tips! I love instagram but honestly don’t really know the ins and outs of using it so this is great to know about the hashtags 🙂 ill come follow you .. 😀
Oh thank you darling that would be lovely. Basically with this there are no rules, welcome to everyone not just bloggers to hashtag #lifecloseup and then I share my love and cheer for all joining in each week. Would love to see you there.
Michaela Britton says
What a great idea. I do love Instagram and post a lot of family photos on there. I like that it’s just photos and there doesn’t have to be a huge explanation around what you’re posting.
Exactly, yes please do come join. It doesn’t have to be for bloggers or any rules just hashtag and I like and comment and share my faves every Sunday and I love sharing who’s feed I am loving and spreading the cheer around.
I need to remember this hashtag. I love your feed, always puts a smile on my face.
Oh thank you so much. That’s a lovely thing to say made my night. I hope you do. I would love to see your zoomed in captures.
I love ur Instagram page ur photos are always adorable and I think the hashtag is a great idea.
Oh thank you ever so much that means a lot to me as instagram is my favorite place online. lol 🙂 I love that anyone not just bloggers can join in.
Ickle Pickle says
This sounds great – I love Instagram, it is my favourite social media platform. Good Luck with it all. Kaz x
It is my absolute favorite too. Not that I am always good at timing and capturing perfect photos but that it shows life through everyone’s eye differently. Would love you to join in if you have any zoomed in captures.
Natalie Ray says
Oh that’s such a lovely idea. I’m not very good with instagram, my photography skills aren’t up to it but I do like looking at everybody else’s gorgeous photos, especially the close up ones like this so I’ll definitely be having a look at what’s going on with the hashtag.x
Oh any photo is up to it. It’s how you see and capture the world that matters not magazine styled photos. Oh yes stop by the hashtag and check us all out even if you don’t join the hashtag nice to see life on zoom!
Love the sound of this. I too definitely think Instagram is my favourite I’m so obsessed with. Will definitely be joining in with this it sounds brilliant :)!!
Oh thank you Alice that would be amazing to see all your zoomed in captures of life. Thanks for the support and see you over on instagram.
This is such a lovely idea for an Instagram community and I’m sure it will be as successful as ‘Share with me’ has been. I will certainly be joining in. 🙂
Oh thank you so much Jenna that is so lovely of you to say. I have had my fair share of things starting and not kicking off. SWM was my third linky before it took off. lol Thanks for the support.
Life as Mum says
I will try to remember the hashtag too! Great post – I love Instagram! x
Thank you hunny. It’s just a special place to all share our zoomed in captures and the love for our favorite instagrammers.
Aimee Foster says
This is such a wonderful idea! I don’t use Instagram as much as I should but you have inspired me to! I love your photos x
Oh yes come share all your captures on instagram and join in the zoomed life with #lifecloseup I love it. Thank you so much for your kind words glad you like my photos I am always working on making them better though.
Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid says
Ooh I love instagram! I will try to remember this hash tag so I can join in (I am awful at remembering! ) x
Thanks ok darling I would love you to join in I always make a little list of the hashtag parties I like to join in on. They are fun and a great way to share your favorites with so many.
Mummy Lala (Laura) says
What a great idea. I will definitely take part. I’m just starting to get into Instagram.x
Oh thank you Laura I look forward to your captures and joining in. Glad you like the idea. I hope it takes off. lol I love instagram.
Esther @ Inside Out and About says
Such a lovely idea Jenny! xx