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Looking Back on September + Instagram Challenge

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I’ve been meaning to start doing a monthly roundup on my blog via Instagram photos, and September seems like a good month to kick it off with because I actually have a ton of photos I managed to post throughout last month. All because I’ve committed myself to a tiny, personal Instagram challenge—post once a day! Which is, I know, not OVERLY ambitious, but it did the trick of making me consistent with posting, and provided the added benefit of making sure some of the material that would otherwise just languish on my phone forever would finally see the light of day.

For example, photos from Mexico! I made a point of not taking my digital camera with me on that trip, so that I wouldn’t feel conflicted about taking photos on digital camera vs phone. I ended up with A MILLION phone photos, but very few ended up on Instagram. This past month, I’ve barely made a dent in them, but at least, I think it’s a good start?

Aside from Mexico, I also dug up photos from other trips: Toronto, Philadelphia, Fire Island.

#Toronto, you’re so weird and awesome.

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From #Philly wanders ☺️

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I also posted quite a few cozy bits of my daily life which is not as cozy as it seems on IG and is mostly CHAOTIC and filled with running from one job to another, but it’s good to find those quiet moments for tea, dessert, and coffeeshop musings.

Sundays ❤️ These sweet balls of happiness are earl grey, sesame, and matcha flavored.

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Wretched weather day 3! But hey, at least coffeeshops are extra cozy now.

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ALso, flowers!

Day 2 of wedding work! I can do it. Gambatte. Hope everyone’s having a nice weekend ☺️

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September was lacking in selfies (will try to remedy that this month!) and fall-y photos because it was hot as hell with no signs of foliage anywhere. But it’s finally cooling down here and some of the trees are beginning to turn, and I can’t wait to spam you all with foliage photos.

My overall thoughts on the challenge? Fun. But probably wouldn’t do it again. This challenge made me realize that I’m not one of those people who can post every day in any consistent way, just because I like “absolutely no social media” days when I can go off the grid into the warm nothingness of my comforter, tea, and a good book.

Have you done or ran any kind of challenge on Instagram? How did it go?

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  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    Over the summer I tried posting once a day, and it wasn’t too bad, because I’d never done this before and I had plenty of photos in my archives to dig up, but after awhile it did get kind of stressful, trying to figure out what order to post pictures in, prepping captions, hashtags. I’ve since stopped posting daily on Instagram haha 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    October 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Julia

      Hi Audrey,

      Totally agree! Instagram is fun but could be slightly stressful at times. All in moderation, I say!

      October 14, 2016 at 3:36 am

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