#CTMonthInTheLife Starts Tomorrow!




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#CTMonthInTheLife kicks off on Friday the 1st of August… that’s tomorrow!

If you don’t know what it is, go read this first… then come back here.

Right, onwards!

To participate:

1. Share the image below on your Instagram feed if you haven’t already. (And why not share it on FB to your Page… and on Pinterest or Twitter, too? Get your friends playing!).

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2. Follow @CreateAndThrive on Instagram. I’ll be posting each day’s prompt to the feed to remind you to take your photo!

3. Post your response to each day’s prompt on your IG feed (and some folks are creating a #CTMonthInTheLife Pin board, too).

4. Make SURE to tag every challenge image @CreateAndThrive AND #CTMonthInTheLife – I’ll be choosing my 4 faves and re-posting them to the C&T IG feed each day.

The aim of this challenge is to get you sharing the story of your business in a fun way! Not only that, if you do every challenge, you’ll have a fabulous bank of photos to use to market your biz and share on your other social media and website/blog.

I hope you’ll be joining us! I’ll be playing along on my Instagram jewellery business account (@Epheriell) too!

4 Ways to Share Someone Else’s Instagram Post on your own Instagram Feed (or Elsewhere!)





4 ways instagram share

A few of the @CreateandThrive followers who are new to IG commented that they didn’t know how to share someone else’s Instagram post, because Instagram doesn’t have an inbuilt share function.

This post is for you! I’ve got a list of 4 different ways you can quickly and easily share someone else’s Instagram post – on your phone OR on your computer.

First – a bit of Instagram etiquette. NEVER regram someone’s image without crediting them. Just put something like ‘#regram from @createandthrive’ in your caption. Also, make sure to read the person’s bio before you regram their image – some photographers, for example, ask that people don’t do this with their images. Most people, however, are happy and flattered when you choose to regram their images, especially in the business world.



I listed this one in my ‘12 Favourite Instagram Apps‘ post. InstaGetter is an app that’s available on Android. I have no doubt that there is a comparable app for Apple (if you know of one, please tell us in the comments!).

It’s easy – on the Instagram post, just tap the three little dots in the bottom corner, and it’ll give you a ‘share link’. You paste this into InstaGetter, and it downloads the image to your phone.

This way, you can regram a nice clean image AND you can make edits to it if you like (such as adding a hashtag or the @mention of the person you regrammed from). 


Take a Screenshot

Another quick and easy way to share on your phone. Just take a screenshot while the post you want to share is visible. Then, use the screenshot image and crop it in Instagram.


Use a Regram App

There are, of course, a number of ‘Regram Apps’ out there – apps that actually let you just repost someone else’s post to your account.

However, they usually have some sort of border/overlay on the free versions, which is why I don’t like using them. But, for quick and easy, they’ll do the trick. There are stacks of them, just search ‘regram’ or ‘share instagram’ on the Play Store or Apple Store.


Save from Iconosquare (Update, this is no longer free.)

Now, if you’re on your computer and you want to save an Instagram image – either your own or someone else’s – to share on Pinterest, Facebook, your blog or elsewhere, this is the perfect solution.

Iconosquare (formerly Statigram) allows you to save/download Instagram images. It also has a lot of other cool features, but that’s the one we’re worried about here. Just head over to the site, search for the user you want to save an image from. Easy as pie!

You can’t post to Instagram from Iconosquare though – so if you save a photo and want to Instagram it, you’ll need to transfer it to your phone or tablet. I use Dropbox a LOT to do this – easily have access to files across all my devices without annoying cables! (Of course, you could always access Iconosquare on your phone and save it that way!)


So there you have it – 4 quick and easy ways to share and save Instagram posts.


P.S. Are you a member of the Thriver Circle – my online community for makers? I have a 45 minute video workshop about Instagram where I teach you a range of strategies to grow your following, your community, and give you advice on how to make your feed look superb. If you’re not a member, you can join right now for just $15.



#CTMonthInTheLife – A Photo-a-Day Instagram Challenge for Creatives – Coming August 2014!



With the blessing of my gorgeous, talented and super-lovely friend Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim, who’s #fmsphotoaday challenge inspired this idea, I’m running a month-long Instagram #photoaday challenge in August!

This challenge is for makers, artists, and creatives of all stripes.

I know how much I love seeing behind the scenes of other creatives’ lives and work, and I know I’m not alone in that bit of loving voyeurism, am I right?

So, I created an opportunity for you to share all sorts of behind-the-scenes snapshots of your work life with us.

I want to see a month-in-the-life of your work. I want to see your space, your materials, your life, your passion. I want to see what motivates you, what your materials look like, what you DO every day!

Who wants to play?


Join us for #CTMonthInTheLife!


Below is your handy-dandy reference image that lists the challenges for each day. Please feel free to take and share this image on your own IG, blogs, and any other social media.

I’ll be posting each day’s prompt on the Create & Thrive IG account throughout August with a little blurb that explains a little bit about what it is. Most of them are pretty self-explanatory though!

We’ll kick off on August 1st, and play through till the 31st.

Please be aware that I’m running on Australian Eastern Standard Time – so for those of you on the other side of the world, we’ll be a little ahead of you time-wise – but just play when each day rolls around in your timezone!

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If you have an iPhone, I recommend you give Chantelle’s app – Little Moments – a go for this challenge.

I also wrote a post outlining all my personal favourite Android Instagram apps (including a few photo creation and prettifying apps) here.

Make sure you’re following us on the @CreateAndThrive IG account.

I’ll be doing a round-up of my faves each day for the previous day’s prompt, so make sure to tag your post #CTMonthInTheLife AND @CreateandThrive so I see it!

I can’t wait to peek inside your creative lives… will you be joining us?

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