August Photo A Day Challenge

Hey guys! Summer is way too much fun and has been keeping us busy over here.  So much so, that I have been TERRIBLE at the photo challenge this past month.  Do you forgive me?  So glad so many of you are still going strong!  I promise to try harder!  When the kids go back to school I might have more brain space freed up to remember to get my pictures posted!  I am also going to have to forego features this month as I have not been able to check.  I promise next month we will get the features up and showcase some of your amazing photos!

So…here is the new challenge…just (barely) in time for a new month!

August Photo A Day Challenge

What exactly is photo-a-day you say?

Every month I share with you some photo prompts or suggestions for each day of the month.  You can play along by taking a picture of your interpretation of the prompt (or come up with your own if you don’t like it).

How do I play along?

You can share your photos through any of the social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your Blog, Flickr, etc. You can tag me @theidearoom on your social media sites too if you want me to be able to see it!  I love to see what my readers are sharing!  It makes my day! Simply add the hashtag #theidearoom so that the rest of us who are playing can follow along and we can all see your photos.

What is a hashtag and how does it work?

A hashtag is the pound sign (#) followed by a word of short phrase (without a space) that describes or classifies your tweet or photo on Twitter or Instagram.  If you click on a hashtag you will be taken to a list of tweets or pictures all containing the same hashtag.

How can I see other people’s photos?

Once you’ve shared your own photo, and included the hashtag #theidearoom, simply click on the the hashtag.  You will be taken to a screen with everyone’s photos who have also added #theidearoom hashtag.  Go ahead and comment and like each other’s photos.  This way everyone has fun!

What if you forget a day…or 2…or 20?

Not a big deal…really! Just start up again.  You can play catch up, or just start again.  No one will care…I promise.  Heck…I skipped plenty of days when life got too crazy and the prompts are mine!!  Share with your friends and family!  Have fun.  The point is to get you to record your everyday moments.  To capture a small snapshot of your day. But remember…The Idea Room is a family friendly site!  Let’s keep it that way people! Want to play along? Want to follow The Idea Room on one of my various Social Media Platforms?  You can find me here:

The Idea Room on Facebook

The Idea Room on Pinterest

The Idea Room on Twitter @TheIdeaRoom

The Idea Room on Instagram @TheIdeaRoom

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The Idea Room RSS feed

Want to know what the past Photo Challenges have been?  You can check them out here:

July Photo A Day Challenge

June Photo-a-Day Challenge

May Photo-a-Day Challenge

April 2014 Photo-a-Day Challenge

March 2014 Photo-a-Day Challenge

February 2014 Photo-a-Day Challenge

January 2014 Photo-a-Day Challenge

December Photo-A-Day

I am not sure why I feel compelled to come up with another Photo-A-Day Challenge for Instagram series since I failed miserably on November’s #gratefulgram.  Ha!  But in my defense, my daughter was in a local production of The Nutcracker.  We had a great time and loved being a part of it, but as a mom…well, you know how those kinds of things can be…!


We were supposed to be at the auditorium every night for dress rehearsals and performances for a 6 days straight.  So needless to say, I cut everything that was unnecessary from my life for a couple of weeks so I could take care of things here at home and be where I needed too.

And now that it is over, and life has resumed somewhat “normally” I thought it would be fun to issue another photo challenge…this time for December!  If you want to play along, you are always welcome to join us.

No pressure.  If you miss a day…or two…or 16…it really isn’t a big deal.  Just join in when you can.  The point is to get you taking pictures and recording those everyday moments in your life.  If you don’t like the photo prompt for the day, use your own!


To play along simply take a photo and post it to one of your social media sites.  I use Instagram to post mine too and then sometimes share them on Facebook and Twitter.  Please use the hashtag #idearoom to tag your photos.  This will then add your photo to the list of photos under the #idearoom hashtag.  If you click on the “#idearoom” it will pull up everyone’s photos who are playing along.  So you can see all the fun things The Idea Room readers are sharing.

If you want me to follow along with you personally, feel free to leave your Instagram name here and I am happy to follow.  I look forward to playing along with you in December…one of my favorite months of the entire year!


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