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a hashtag for colour lovers – #aweekof…

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i’ve decided to start a new hashtag on instagram. it’s something i’ve been wanting to do for a while, but i was having trouble coming up with something that was relevant to me and my interests and could also be broad enough that other people could easily participate.

and then i came up with #aweekof(insert colour here). so, basically, every day for a week – or just however often you can – you take a photo of something that fits within that weeks colour. i was thinking of going in rainbow order first (so red, orange, yellow, etc) and then going on to other colours like pink and gold. you get the jist.

it’ll start on the first monday of every month, and run for one week. at the end of the month i’ll pick my favourites from everybody to share on the blog.

i hope you like the idea, and that you’ll join in! i’m @cardboardcities on instagram. see you soon!


i’m adding a list of colours/hashtags and when they’re taking place. when i’ve compiled a blogpost, they’ll be added in here too.

#aweekofred – 4th – 10th may – a week of red

#aweekoforange – 1st – 7th june – a week of orange

#aweekofyellow – 6th -12th july – a week of yellow

#aweekofgreen – 3rd – 9th august – a week of green

#aweekofblue – 7th – 13th september

#aweekofpurple – 5th – 11th october

#aweekofblack – 2nd – 8th november

#aweekofwhite – 7th – 13th december

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  • Reply Alison 05/05/2015 at 07:00

    Such a fab idea. I love joining in hashtag projects on IG like this so I’ll definitely be getting involved!

    • Reply laura redburn 06/05/2015 at 12:15

      thank you alison! i hope lots of people join in, ha! :) not expecting it to be huge or anything, but hopefully it’ll pick up over time.

  • Reply Julia Thomas 05/05/2015 at 09:22

    Love this idea! I’m in! :D

  • Reply Eleanor @The Bristol Parent 05/05/2015 at 10:42

    Brilliant idea, I’m off to do some tagging now!

  • Reply Kathryn 05/05/2015 at 10:47

    Great idea, I love snapping colours so will try to join in ! x

  • Reply Rae 05/05/2015 at 12:18

    This is such a great idea – I love using hashtags to grow community and communication in social network communities.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Reply laura redburn 06/05/2015 at 12:17

      exactly why i wanted to do this, something community focussed and something that pretty much anyone can join in with too. thanks rae!

  • Reply Adele @ Circus Queen 05/05/2015 at 12:43

    That sounds like fun, Laura! I’ll definitely join in.

  • Reply Becca 05/05/2015 at 13:41

    Ooh, I really like this idea! Would really like to improve my use of colour, or just colour spotting! Will be keeping my eyes peeled for red. :) x

  • Reply Meg Siobhan 20/09/2015 at 12:55

    This sounds like such a good idea! I feel I need to start setting myself little projects like this…

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