Friends, we are changing our normal weekly schedule for a SPECIAL social media experiment this week. Here’s the viral challenge:
Re-post one photo on Instagram, and in the caption, tell the REAL story behind what was happening when it was taken. Nominate one person to take part in the challenge.
So often, we see these happy, curated lives on social media, and it makes us feel strained, jealous, less-than. But the truth is, so many times the reality behind the smiles is messy. That is REAL LIFE, and we connect with one another when we are our true selves. And we would like to encourage people to break the veil of the curated life, and GET REAL.
Here are the specifics:
1. Find a photo that you have posted before on social media
2. Re-post it, with the hashtags #scareyoursoul and #storybehindthephoto
3. In the caption, tell the story of what was really going on. What was the story behind the smiles or the beautiful location? Be vulnerable, honest, real.
4. Tag one friend to nominate them to post a photo as well
PS. Some draft text for the caption: “Friends, as part of the #ScareYourSoul courage movement, I am re-posting a photo and telling the REAL story behind it. (I encourage you to do the same!) Here is my real story behind this photo …. “
Check out SYS Participant Ruchi Koval‘s post – a great example of getting REAL in this challenge!