If you’re a regular reader of Being Mrs C then you’ll have realised by now that I’m rather nosey. I love the insight into other people’s lives that social media gives you and it’s just one of the reasons why I’ve become a big fan of Instagram.
To me, Instagram is as the name suggests – a capture of an instant of time in someone’s life. I don’t really go in for the fully staged photos so much – mainly due to lack of time – and I’m far more interested to see real life in people’s homes and the places they go than just stage-managed snippets.
Over the last year or so Aly from Bug Bird Bee and I have been happily sharing virtual cups of tea (and coffee) with each over on Twitter – simply enjoying chatting away with each other when we both sat down for a cuppa, much as you do with someone in real life. As we both discovered Instagram some of our chat moved over there along with pictures of our cups of tea. Soon the #mycuppa and #igteaclub hashtags were born and more people started to join in sharing pictures of their morning cups of tea, coffee shop lattes and cappuccinos, and mugs of bedtime cocoa. With Instagram users all over the world one of us might just be getting up with a mug of Earl Grey whilst someone else is curling up with a hot chocolate before heading to bed. People in winter have been hugging their mugs for warmth, whilst those in sunnier climes instead swapped their hot drink for an iced tea or coffee.
Sitting down with a cuppa – or grabbing one on the go – is such a key part of so many people’s days that we really want people to share it. So, as the new school terms starts here in the UK, and people start to get back into more of a daily routine Aly and I are kicking off #MugTour on Instagram.
All we ask you to do is post photos of your cuppa on Instagram - be it tea, coffee, a hot toddy or whatever else you fancy – and just include the #MugTour hashtag. Tell us where you are, use a nice looking mug if you have one and there are bonus points (where points mean absolutely nothing!) for the most impressive places that your mug tours to in the week. If you can get a landmark in the background then even better still. Feel free to also use the #mycuppa and #igteaclub tags and remember a cuppa’s always nicer if you have a biscuit and a nice natter with it.
Every Monday one of us will be posting a MugTour Monday round up of our favourite pictures from the week.
So, what are you waiting for? Pour yourself a mug full of something and get snapping!