4.22.2015

Introducing: #morethanaframe

#morethanaframe an instagram hashtag for building community
Life's always better in community. That's why we come online and seek connections with other bloggers who write through their messes. That's why family dinners are joyful and chaotic and fill more than our bellies. To live is to crave connection, or so it seems. And our creative lives are no different.

We need people to push us forward, cheer us on, encourage our deepest of dreams. We crave the ability to share in our processes with one another, granting ourselves the chance to see the ups and downs of the creatives around us. And, lately, this itch to connect has been stronger. 

ENTER COLLABORATION. 

Community is why collaborations are delightful and divine. Together, Amber and I have been able to dream up a collaboration that not only benefits us, but benefits YOU and works towards our greater goals of fostering community.

Our collaboration came quickly in conversations about connections and making the online more real, more honest, more vulnerable. And from here the idea for #morethanaframe, a new Instagram hashtag that we hope to see become a community, bloomed. 

THE HEART BEHIND #morethanaframe: 

We know community doesn't simply happen in highlight reels, in pretty composed pictures, in beautiful calligraphy, but just outside of those square frames. Community happens in the way we nod our heads about that quote you shared, smile while we send a pink confetti bomb emoticon for your victories, and feel heavy through the losses. 

HOW DOES #morethanaframe WORK? 

It's simple, really. Each Sunday Amber and I will post the prompt for the week. It'll be a single word to help center your thoughts. On Mondays, we will  use the #morethanaframe hashtag while sharing our frames and the hearts outside of that square space.

You can post at any time during the week. You can post one time or two times or multiple times. You can skip the sharing and simply comment all over the place. We just hope to see sharing our lives beyond the online brands we've created happen.

Take advantage of both the picture and the caption. Something weighing on your heart? A trend appear over and over again in your life? Itching to give context to your creative process? Do it right here in the caption and let us connect with you beyond the beautiful blog (or brand) you've created.

Each week we'll feature our favorite shots and frames on our blogs. Of course, you're allowed to participate in whatever capacity you desire. This means, you don't have a blog and you don't have to worry because this is about community. 

Without further delay, we've got the prompts for you: 


THE BEST NEWS IS THIS: YOU'RE INVITED. 

You're invited to participate in #morethanaframe on Monday and all week long by posting your picture and using the hashtag. PLEASE feel free to use our images and share this hashtag with your friends, family, and followers.We'll hit it off starting THIS Sunday, April 26th.

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39 comments :

  1. I'm thrilled to participate in this. Such a fabulous idea! Thank you for the work you do to build and enrich communities!

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  2. So happy to hear you will be joining! We are doing introductions today- please join us!!!

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  3. You're too kind. We are doing introductions today and I would love to have you jump in!!

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  4. So excited for this collaboration of yours! What a great way to unite bloggers together. Thank you!

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  5. This is awesome! Looking forward to participating! :)

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  6. Ooh I can't wait for this! And I have a perfect one for Joy! My grandmother's 90th birthday party is on Sunday and I can't wait to share everything about it. I'm so excited for this!

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  7. WAHOOOOO! Thank you for being so supportive!

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  8. That is perfect!!! You can start today with an introduction!

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  9. Looking forward to having you!!

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  10. YAY! Can't wait to see you join in!

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  11. Again, great idea and I'm happy to participate! Love what you are doing with the blogging community :)

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  12. I love this idea so much and am definitely participating. So excited to see everyone's responses. Briliant!

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  13. I love love love this idea! Plus you and amber are both so inspirational I am so excited to hear you both are doing something together!

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  14. You're too sweet. Thanks Meagan!

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  15. Thanks! Can't wait to have you join us!

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  16. You're the best. Join us today with introductions!

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  17. You can hop in today with an introducing and start connecting with others!

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  18. This is such a great idea! Instagram is definitely my social media of choice, so I'm really excited about this!

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  19. Yay! So happy to hear you will be joining us. Check out the hashtag today- we are doing introductions!

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  20. Love this! Fantastic idea! I will definitely be joining in!

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  21. YAY! We are having introductions today so be sure to hop on in!

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  22. I know I've already said this about 1,000 times, but I am so pumped for this collab!

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  23. yayayaya! Don't miss out on introductions today!

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  24. I will definitely be partaking in this, such a great idea to empower us all!

    Hanna
    http://www.hanna-smolan.com/

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  25. This makes me so happy! The hashtag is already blowing up so join in on the fun!

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  26. yay i totally love this!!!! kudos ladies for brining this collaboration together :)

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  27. What a fun idea! Excited I have an Instagram to join in!

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  28. Fantastic Idea, Friend!
    Can't wait to join in! :)

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  29. I'm loving this so far. What a wonderful idea.

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