My Happy Capture: Share Your Happy Moments On Instagram

Oh I am so excited to be starting this project! I have been loving IG over the last month or so, very quickly becoming addicted to it! Of course I have had an account for ages but have never used it with any purpose, simply posting as and when I remembered. I certainly wasn’t part of the community, barely remembering to post let alone comment or like anyone else’s photos!

This all changed when I heard the lovely Lucy (Capture By Lucy) talk at Blog Camp Vibe a few months ago. Hearing her passion for IG made me look at it in a whole new light. I have now become a little addicted and I would say it is my favourite platform. It is the first app I open when I look at my phone and I love nothing more than scrolling down my feed or finding new people to follow.

Something Lucy recommended was using hashtags. She has her own of course and recommended a couple others she likes to use. I really like this aspect of IG, it really helps you to feel part of a wider community. Unlike hashtags on Twitter, which have never really been something I have got a handle on, I am really loving using them to help promote my photos and find like-minded people.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to look into setting up my own hashtag. I want it to compliment my blog and something to go hand in hand with my Happy Days linky. So without further a do, let me introduce you to….


#MyHappyCapture is a hashtag to celebrate your happy moments, those that make you smile. I have been using it for a while now and am really excited to build up a community, to find photos that encompass happiness. It may be a photo of your kids, a photo of you, a photo of your pet or an object that brings a smile to your face (cake is always good for that!).

I mentioned to Sian (Quite Frankly She Said) about the project and asked it she would like to be a co-host. So the two of us will be seeking out your photos and at the end of every month we will pick our favourite captures- showcasing your account in a post on our blogs for others to find you!

I hope you will save the hashtag and use it for those happy photos. I can’t wait to see them! Here are mine and Sian’s accounts if you want to follow us 🙂

A photo posted by Katy (@whatkatysaiduk) on

A photo posted by Sian (@quitefranklyshesaid) on


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Katy is a wife, mum of three and professional blogger. Her blog, What Katy Said, aims to inspire other mums to get organised and make the best out of every day.


  1. Ah this is a lovely idea, what a great idea to use hashtags. I must admit I don’t use them, I have my own personal ones so I can find my photos quickly but that is it, I never really join in with the hashtag side of things. Perhaps I should! Good luck with your new project. x

  2. I shall try and remember to join in. I do use hashtags, but need to get a copy and paste set up for all the new ones I want to be able to choose from and use! Happy new year Katy

  3. Ooh I love this I’ll go join in now! I’m a little slack when it comes to hash tags on my blog Instagram but use death on my weight loss account and it definitely pays off! X

  4. Hopefully I can remember to use this hashtag, I love using instagram one of my favourite social media platforms.

  5. Great idea, count me in! I LOVE IG too, fast becoming my fave platform. Just followed you both and shall be using the #hashtag for my future happy photos so watch out for @mebeingmummy as that will be me! Xx

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