I’ve recently become quite a bit more obsessed with Instagram and I pretty much find any excuse to post pictures of books and bookish things! I first started Instagramming about two years ago and really got into it at BEA 2013 when Alyssa introduced me to Book Soulmate‘s Instagram challenge (#BSMPhotoADay) to take a new picture each day, with each month having a theme. I immediately hopped on for June and loved the idea but I kept forgetting to take a picture one day or put it off another. Some days I’d catch up but I ended up giving up the project because I just couldn’t keep up with it from day-to-day, even though I really wanted to!
Years later, I’m growing even more obsessed with Instagram — sharing my own pictures and checking out everyone else’s (I LOVE book pictures!) — and I wanted to pick up #BSMPhotoADay again but realistically, I knew that I just wouldn’t be able to keep up. I tried searching for a weekly challenge but I Googled and searched in IG high and low and couldn’t find a weekly hashtag… so I wanted to create one of my own!
#weeklybookstagram is going to be my new weekly bookish Instagram project. I’ll post a schedule of weekly themes and participants can post any time during the week (or multiple times if you’re really an over-achiever *wink*) and just use the hashtag #weeklybookstagram to play along! Some themes will be somewhat specific and others more vague so you can play around with the idea and interpret it how you want to! I just want everyone to have fun with it! So without further ado, here’s the schedule for the first round of #weeklybookstagram!
Feel free to have fun with these topics! You can snap a simple picture or get a little bit more creative. No matter what it is, I’m excited to see your bookish photos! I’ll be posting the image above on Instagram and Twitter to invite everyone to play along and you should feel free to do the same!
The first week will officially start on Monday, April 20th and this little schedule goes through the end of May. I’ll post a new set of weekly topics once the end of May is nearing!
- 04/20 – 04/26: April Showers
- 04/27 – 05/03: Into the Woods (not the musical/movie — find some woodsy bookish themes!)
- 05/04 – 05/10: Stack it!
- 05/18 – 05/24: Pastels
05/25 – 05/31: Circles
Sound like fun? I hope so! I’m really looking forward to this project/challenge so I hope you’ll join me once a week to share your bookish pictures!
Are you obsessed with sharing your bookish pictures? Here are a few of the Instagram memes & hashtags that I know about — feel free to share more if you know them!
- #bookstagram, #instabooks: General tags for bookish posts!
- #amreading: Tag your current read!
- #BSMPhotoADay: A picture a day challenge hosted by Book Soulmates — New topic for each day of the month which usually has an overall theme.
- #bookandabeverage: Reading a book and drinking something at the same time? Snap a photo and be an unofficial participant in my Book and a Beverage feature!
- #BPAprilBookChallenge: A daily photo challenge for April hosted by @bookishpinoys
- #CelineReadsApril15: A daily photo challenge for April hosted by @celinereads
- #aprilbookchallenge15: A daily photo challenge for April hosted by @_books_always & @readerfeels
- #Books and Cupcakes (on Tumblr): A photo challenge hosted by Books and Cupcakes
10 thoughts on “#weeklybookstagram | A New Instagram Photo Challenge!”
This sounds like fun. I thought that Instagram and Pinterest was solely for photographers so I never felt the need to open up accounts until recently. I would also love to be able to produce better pics especially with my blog pics as it’s quite atrocious, it looks like a child took the pic and styled it LOL maybe these challenges will help me take better pics and style things a bit better too.
This is awesome, Brittany. I’ve been wanting to get into Instagram, but I always felt like those daily challenges just wouldn’t work for me. I have have a sort of project I’ve been thinking about that I would use Instagram for and this will be a great way for me to get started using Instagram.
OMG! This is so awesome, and I love that you are giving people a window! I get so frustrated by the Instagram challenges that call for one photo a day because I suck at remembering. lol
Good idea! I’m not great with keeping up with the challenges. I’m doing the the #aprilbookchallenge15 one and I always forget and then end up combining prompts just to get them out. I will totally join this with you. But can I actually do the Into the Woods one based on the musical? What if I take a picture of something fairy tale related but in a tree? Imma do that. Maybe I’ll do both.
Love this idea! I love the idea of Instagram daily photo challenges, but I can never keep up. Maybe I’ll do better with a weekly challenge!
Ooo might have to participate! I’m currently doing Books & Cupcakes challenge. I’ve seen @_books_always & @readerfeels on IG started one together and so do @enjoyandlovebooks & @sharmreads
Awesome idea!!, I will be joining