Here’s a new thing – a weekly Instagram hashtag project with a new prompt each week to encourage us all to share our stories and bring more ‘value’ to the table…
Who is it for? Everyone is welcome to join in! I think this will be particularly useful for ecourse alumni as it’ll prompt you to think about what we covered, re-read some of the course material and re-connect with some of your fellow students! And for those of you who are yet to sign up, you can just wing it and join in anyway, hopefully you’ll be inspired to take the next step and become a My Open Kitchen ecourse student yourself!
When does it start? The challenge will run for 6 weeks and we’ll start today, Monday, July 3 with the below prompt. Thereafter, I’ll be updating our closed FB groups and My Open Kitchen blog every Monday for 5 weeks with a new prompt.
So.…how does it work? You get a new ‘prompt’ each week and the idea is that you have a think then share a post on Instagram with the #myopenkitchenstories hashtag so we can all go in and see what you’ve shared. I’ll collect my favourite pictures each week and share them on the My Open Kitchen blog every Monday with the next week’s prompt. You can do all or just some of the prompts, whatever you feel inspired to contribute is good with me.
Don’t freeze up or think each post has to be perfect and amazing, the idea is just to tell your story in a new way that might give your audience new insights into who you are and what makes you tick and what awesome storytelling you are capable of! Take the prompt literally, use it as a starting point for your own idea or just free-style! No rules here.
June ecourse students – if you like the idea of this hashtag challenge but think you might have enough on your plate for now with the ecourse, you can do it with us in August instead, I’ll run the challenge every time we run the ecourse, which hopefully should be every couple of months.
July 3 – Tell me something I don’t know
Post a photo and tell us something we don’t know – but that you do! It could be a big or a little thing;
- A cool trick for winter gardening or Spring sowing.
- Your favourite ways to enjoy the preserves you’ve saved up over the year.
- It could be an app that makes your life easier.
- It could be the way the sunset illuminates the hills behind your house.
- It could be an animal handling technique.
- It could be a quick recipe for a homemade window cleaner.
- It could be anything at all.
Just keep in mind that it should be something that is relevant to your ‘why’ and your ‘story’. And don’t feel you need to write an essay, a couple of lines or just one sentence is good.