What's Oklahoma to you?
#MyOklahoma is still going strong in its second year, with more than 56,000 submissions on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
The hashtag started as a way to showcase why we all live in and love Oklahoma. It was also a way for the community to come together in the aftermath of the May 2013 deadly storms.
Since then, #MyOklahoma has allowed people to celebrate our state and all its beauty. We’ve even been able to form friendships with many of the talented photographers through Instameets and #SundayStories.
For the latter, we wanted to know more about the thought process of a photo and how it was edited. People say a picture is worth a thousand words, but we wanted to know more about what’s behind it.
In late 2014, we started posting #SundayStories on our account, and the response has been incredible. Not only are people seeing more photos, they’re learning about the photographer’s story, artwork and journey.
We also select a #MyOklahoma photo to run in The Oklahoman every day and will continue to share your photos on our @News_OK Instagram account.
It’s inspiring to see so many perspectives and photos from across the state. Thank you all for your contributions. It’s your hashtag. It’s your community.
— Tiffany Gibson
Entertainment Writer and LOOKatOKC Editor Nathan Poppe is a documenter of all things entertaining. The Middle of Nowhere is his blog and a depository of everything that makes the Midwest unique. The coasts have a massive amount of influence on... Read more ›
Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for NewsOK.com and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›