#funseekingkids – a new Instagram community

I’m really excited to tell you all that me and my with blogging buddy Alana, who blogs over at Burnished Chaos are starting a new Instagram hashtag community #funseekingkids and we want you to be involved!

I first discovered Alana’s blog through some linky’s we both joined, and I haven’t stopped going back to read her blog. She runs a really successful “Words To Live By” series where each week she writes a post around a phrase or quote that you can incorporate into your life. Her posts are really thought provoking and make me stop and think. She’s all about spreading the positivity, which I love!

A new Instagram community

I’ve recently admited that I’m getting more and more into Instagram (and particularly enjoying doing Instagram stories). It’s funny, because when I first started blogging I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Whilst the follow/nofollow thing still really pisses me off, I have to admit it, I’ve been sucked in! Over the last  month I’ve spent more time engaging on Instagram and I have discovered some great new feeds and hashtags. And I’ve got a new iPhone 7 Plus which is really helping me capture some lovely photos like this…

For a while I’ve been thinking about creating my own hashtag. So I was super excited to chat through some ideas with Alana and we’ve come up with one that we love. We hope you will too!

Do you have #funseekingkids!?

Alana and I share lots of photos of our children playing and having fun. That’s what being a kid is all about, isn’t it?! Whether that be at home indoors on a rainy day, or out in the garden, playing peekaboo in the park, jumping in muddy puddles, or exploring on a nice family day out. So we’ve decided to set up #funseekingkids and hope lots of you will join in and start using our new hashtag. It is for everyone, bloggers or not, to share those photos of their kids having fun. I’ll still be showing mainly side on photos of Miss Belle, but that’s just my style and preference. If she’s having fun, she’ll be there!

We really hope you’ll get involved in our new hashtag. Each week Alana and I will be picking our favourite four Instagram posts from the week. We’ll be sharing them on mine and Alana’s Instagram feeds and in a round-up on our blogs. So please do come and get involved. We can’t wait to find even more great feeds.

Happy hashtagging!

I’m linking up wth some of my favourite bloggers:

Pink Pear BearThe Pramshed3 Little ButtonsTammymumMy Random MusingsDiary of an imperfect mumHot Pink Wellingtonsthemumproject



    • thisismenow
      30th March 2017 / 2:12 pm

      You’re welcome lovely. Thanks for doing this with me! x

    • thisismenow
      30th March 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Ah please do join us, it’ll be lovely to have you! x

  1. 30th March 2017 / 3:34 pm

    That sounds like lots of fun. I’m sure you will be help make it a success! Best of luck!

    • thisismenow
      30th March 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Ah thank you. I know what you mean, mine are mostly side on or backs of heads, but they will still work with this hashtag. Thanks for reading and hope to see you over on Instagram soon xx

  2. 30th March 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Ahhh, this is going to be a fab new Instagram community! Yaaay – well done lovelies x

    • thisismenow
      30th March 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks so much Emma, hope you will join us if appropriate! x

  3. 30th March 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I will be joining in with this hashtag #funseekingkids I can’t wait! #BloggerClubUK

    • thisismenow
      31st March 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Ah that’s great to hear, thank you! x

    • thisismenow
      31st March 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Haha thanks hun, we look forward to seeing you there! xx

    • thisismenow
      2nd April 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Ah thank you so much Katy, that’s so kind! Yay, can’t wait to see more of your beautiful pics xx

  4. 3rd April 2017 / 10:39 am

    Love this hashtag! Will use it as soon as it’s applicable. #bigpinklink

    • thisismenow
      3rd April 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Ah thanks so much, look forward to seeing you there!

  5. 3rd April 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I’m with you on the follow/unfollow thing. Drive me nuts! I’ll definitely be joining in with #funseekingkids 🙂


    • thisismenow
      3rd April 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Ah thank you! Look forward to checking out your pics xx

  6. 3rd April 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Yay I love that you two have teamed up together! What a lovely idea, I will add your hashtag to my list for any fun photos of my girls.thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x
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    • thisismenow
      4th April 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Ah thanks so much! Look forward to seeing your pics! xx

  7. 4th April 2017 / 10:57 am

    I love a hashtag community. Instagram is my favourite place to hang out so I am always on the lookout for new communities. Good luck with it. I’m sure you’ll both make a success of it. Thank you for joining the #BigPinkLink
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  8. 5th April 2017 / 9:27 am

    Lovely photo! I love the idea of this new Instagram community, life should be about having fun and being happy, and I definitely want to instill this idea with my son. Thanks so much for sharing with #StayClassyMama, I’ll be joining the community very soon!
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    • thisismenow
      6th April 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much xx

  9. 6th April 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Oh this sounds fab! I’m not on instagram (I don’t think my photos are up to scratch and I don’t include my kids faces which can make it extra challenging), but I love it when people share their favourite photos on their blogs because then I get to see them 🙂 Good luck with this new venture! #sharingthebloglove
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    • thisismenow
      6th April 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Ah I only really use side on/backs of heads shots so I know what you mean. I used to worry about whether I could grow my Instagram because of it, but some of my favourite feeds are like that so it is possible. Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  10. 6th April 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Ah I love instagram! I’m totally trying to get some more outdoorsy/fun type photos and I’ve just got the Product Red iPhone 7 so hopefully I’ll be able to capture some nice pics. 🙂 Excited to add the hashtag to my list. x

    • thisismenow
      6th April 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Ah thanks so much, hope you will join us!

  11. 6th April 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Love a new IG community! Will add it to my list xx #sharingthebloglove

    • thisismenow
      8th April 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Ah fab thanks so much we hope to see you soon x

  12. 9th April 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I did see you mention this a few days ago! I have already added this to my list of Instagram hashtags 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

    • thisismenow
      10th April 2017 / 2:24 pm

      Ah fab thanks so much, look forward to seeing your pics x

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