I’ll admit, it took me forever to commit to getting Snapchat. In my mind, it was just one more social media account to keep track of. As a blogger it becomes my job to keep my Instagram pretty, and update Twitter and Facebook regularly. It takes a lot of work! And can I tell you how Instagram is exhausting? It’s hard to always have to post AMAZING photos, because they can’t be subpar on there, they have to be the best of the best, and that takes work. (First world problem, no?)
So, with the help of my friend Marina I got Snapchat, and quickly learned how awesome it is. There was a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to work the darn thing and what I was actually doing, but now I know and I CANNOT stop.
Here are three reasons why I love Snapchat (and why you should, too!)
1) It’s completely raw and real. Snapchat is all about capturing daily life as it happens. You can do either little videos or pictures and add them to your story, and they last 24 hours. I love that I can snap things as they happen in my day. It can be in the car in the parking lot of my kids’ school, it can be a live view of a blog photoshoot, or it can be about products I’m obsessed with at the moment. I also snap a lot of dressing room questions and looks and ask for advice! While Instagram is the extremely filtered and edited version of my life, Snapchat is what my life is REALLY like. In real time.
2) I LOVE following my friends and favorite bloggers on Snapchat, it makes me feel like they are right in front of me! I get to see a different side of the people I admire (both celebrity and not), and it’s like a reality show I can’t step away from. I also feel like I get to see the content they are creating days before it shows up on their blog, which makes me feel like I’m in the know, somehow. Ha.
3) I mentioned before that you can add videos and pictures to your story, but you can also send them to individual followers, which is really fun, too! You can send these to them without adding to your actual story, and it becomes a fun way to “talk” to your friends via pictures or video beyond text and such. I don’t know, I just find it amusing to send weird videos to the people I know and get a response from them.
Tell me, are you on Snapchat? If you are, come follow me! I’m username becauseofjackie, let’s snap together!