#LoveLincsChallenge on Instagram
I love all social media sites but at present, I am having the most fun on Instagram. One thing that is popular on Instagram is photo a day challenges. March has a very popular and successful challenge hashtag, #marchmeetthemaker This challenge helps small business owners, who make things to tell the story around their brand and products by having a daily prompt. So I thought I would try to run my own challenge, not around Social Media but one of my other passions the beautiful county that I live in, Lincolnshire.
In April I am running the #LoveLincsChallenge to help Lincolnshire people and businesses show off the different aspects of our county. This challenge will be good for local tourism businesses like B & B’s, hotels, self-catering properties, local attractions, and cafes. I am really looking forward to finding out about new places that I haven’t been to in Lincolnshire.
April seemed a good time to do this challenge as it is a time when local attractions either re-open their doors for the season or extend their opening hours. In April, we also hope that there is sunny Spring weather, ideal for taking pictures of our great county.
Share what you love about Lincolnshire on Instagram
Each day there is a prompt or theme which you can see in the image below and I will also share it on my Instagram. I hope the themes are general enough, for as many people as possible to join in. I will run a prize draw for everyone that shares a post every day with the #LoveLincsChallenge hashtag to win a 2-hour online social media session with me worth £100.
I advise you to also use the #Lincolnshire and #VisitLincolnshire hashtags in your posts to get as many people as possible to see your images. If you are a business you could also use #Lincolnshirebusiness. In the description write about the image, as it will help people get to know you. Is it a place you pass every day on the way to work? Or somewhere you used to take your children or grandchildren? Please use your own images rather than reposting other people’s pictures, they can be photos you have taken in the past if that makes it easier.
I will be checking out #LoveLincsChallenge daily to see who has been posting and like some of the posts. Having a look at who else is using the hashtag is a great way to find new local people to follow. If you like the sound of this challenge I would love for you to get involved and please comment on my Instagram post to tell me you are taking part and tag your friends and other businesses who you think might enjoy the challenge. I can’t wait to see what you post.
The Challenge starts on the 1st of April and runs for the whole month.
If you are unsure how to use hashtags check out my blog post How to use hashtags on Instagram
If you would like to work with me to learn how to use social media to more effectively and efficiently promote your business, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message me on Instagram.