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So we’re going to shake things up a little with Photo A Day, here it is…

Fat Mum Slim /

For a little while now I’ve been feeling like I wanted to shake Photo A Day up a little. I was thinking that it would be fun to give it a bit of a nip and tuck, and change the way it works a little {if only for a year}.

And so I had a little fun, dreamed a little and made it happen. It’s happening!

What are the changes?

Well, Photo A Day is going weekly. In the past the lists have always been monthly, and that’s been fun. But for some people it was too much of a commitment. So I thought about how I could make it easier, and weekly came to mind. So weekly it is. I am more excited about this than I probably should be.

Like we’ve done this year, we’ve also got very talented designers and artists and creative folk designing the lists. I kicked off with designing the first list, because I wanted to have a play… but after the first week you’re going to see some really fun, stunning and eye-catching designs. This year we had 12 designers, this year we’ll have a WHOPPING fifty-two.

I’ve got a handful of other great things planned for the year ahead, but I might keep a few secrets and reveal them in the New Year.

If you have an iPhone and iPad, the App will have a few little changes to adapt to the weekly list, plus some other cool things so as soon as the update is available, update it {unfortunately the approval process is taking longer than usual, but it should be ready any moment now}, or if you don’t yet have the App you can download it here.

How does it all work?

Photo A Day is still very much the same. You’ll check out the list, take a daily photo and share it. You can see below for more details on how to play along on Instagram and Facebook.

I’ll reveal a new list each Sunday in the Little Moments App, or each Monday on my blog here. If you want the new list sent to your inbox each Monday, just sign up here and you’ll get the list via email first thing Monday mornings. The list will generally run from Monday to Sunday {the first one is a short one because the first day of the year didn’t fall on a Monday}.

And here’s my creation for the first week of 2015…

January Photo A Day Challenge | Week One | 2015

Here’s all the juicy and necessary details on how to play

How to play on Instagram

+ check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt
+ use your phone or camera to take a photo using the prompt as inspiration
+ upload the photo to Instagram, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption}, add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and then publish.

+ check out the #fmsphotoaday hashtag to see all the other photos. Like them. Comment on them. Be part of the community.

+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured my attention from each prompt. Check my feed {@fatmumslim} to see the photos.

How to play on Facebook

+ check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt
+ use your phone or camera to take a photo using the prompt as inspiration
+ upload the photo to Facebook – you can either share on your personal page, on your business page {if you have one} or in our Facebook Photo A Day group {you’ll be added within 12 hours of requesting}, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption} and then publish.

+ check out the photos shared in the group, or among your friends. Comment, like and be part of the photo-taking community.

+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared in our Facebook group for the challenge by our lovely admin team. It’s four photos that have captured my attention from each prompt. The photos are made into a collage, shared and pinned to the top of the group.

How to remember what the prompts are

+ If you’re a lucky iPhone or iPad owner, you can use the Little Moments App to remind you of what the prompts are, as well as make your photos a bit fancy. You can grab the App here.
+ For all devices and PC, we upload the prompts which you can download automatically into your phone or PC calendar. For Smartphones & Mac Calendar, click here. For HTML for web viewing, click here.
+ You can also print out the list, save it as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll. Whatever works for you.

And that’s it. Jump on board and play along with us. I hope you love the new changes. Let’s get creative together. x

@Fatmumslim