Who would have thought that a small project taking photos of Lego would land me a cover photo on Adelaide City’s local newspaper, The City?
Since #MinifigMarch wrapped up, I’ve been continuing the Lego adventure on Instagram where I’ve ‘met’ a lot of great people there along the way from the Lego community and from around Adelaide who have encouraged and inspired me in my Lego photography. So when the The City’s competition came along, I jumped at the chance to share one of my latest photos that mixed the two.
Looking at some of the other entries to the competition, I saw there were a few other Instagrammers who submitted entries and thought I’d take some time to share a few of my favourite local accounts with you, especially for those new to the social network.
Phew, what a month! Taking photos of Lego has never been so fun and it’s been good being able to share it with others particularly through Instagram and Facebook. Go, social media!
There have been plenty of questions asked over the past month and I thought I’d share some answers to some of the ones that came up more frequently to wrap up of a great month taking photos of Lego around Adelaide.
In 2010 I made a commitment for one year to buy only products that were locally produced, second hand (charity NOT pawn broker) or Fair Trade.
When I published commitment this on Facebook I was actually quite surprised by the backlash I received.
Being the stubborn person I am this only made me more determined. Fortunately because I didn’t have to buy anything electronic that year I managed the year quite easily. Despite this most of the people I spoke to about it, while thinking it admirable, still thought it was too hard for them.
For the past 11 months or so I’ve had the privilege of hooting with HootSuite, running events, tweeting from the @HootSuite_AUS account, lending a hand in the forums and contributing to their blog – but now its time to step down as an Australian HootSuite Diplomat.
Whether you’re kicking off an online campaign or building your online presence, it’s worth having a plan behind it. This month at NetSquared Adelaide, Erica Nistico from Scout Digital Marketing gave us some of her tips and approaches.
Amidst the fun and frivolity of Adelaide’s festival season, tonight we remembered those who are struggling in Queensland because of the widespread flooding. Although Adelaide’s small, we have a lot to give.
It was only a couple of years ago that Adelaide was getting together for #Quiz4QLD – a last minute fundraiser for the 2010/2011 floods. Last night, we rallied together for Take Heart QLD to support those facing off against the flooding they’re facing once again.
Adelaide’s gearing up for festival season and the Adelaide Fringe is just around the corner. A little birdy has told me that there’s something special in store for those of you who like to check into places, take photos of food and write reviews. Yes, I know who you are.
Ok, I’ll be honest, I don’t get out much and the last Fringe event I went to was Peter Coombe… that’s right. I know what’s cool. But I know that many of you love the Adelaide Fringe and get out to as many shows as you can. I also know how much Adelaide loves their social media, and letting people know what’s hot (and what’s not) in this fair city of ours.
If you haven’t already checked out Yelp, you may want to – even just for the perks. Yelp is a mix of review, location check-in, discovery social platform that already has a decent amount of activity in Adelaide and of course, there are badges and achievements all rolled into it. It’s pretty big in the US and they’ve been expanding into Australia more recently.
Well, January has come to and end and it’s been a blogging roller coaster. For those of you who have been playing along, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and thanks for all of your comments and shares. To wrap up the month, here are the top five posts as voted by you – plus a few of my favourites thrown in the mix.