This article, Why You Should Jump on the Snapchat Train, was featured on the front page of BlogHer. Read the article, add me on Snapchat (@baxstar23), and enjoy all the snaps of my dogs, old school tunes and more snaps of my dogs.
One career change, two blogs and three years later, I took a sip of the Snapchat juice. I signed up on a whim; some girlfriends of mine were chatting about it and since my new career was all about social media channels, I decided to jump on board. I followed a bunch of celebs, some of my friends (who were already “snappers”), and some of my favorite bloggers. I found myself checking my Snapchat before any other social media channel.
What happened to the other networks?
Why do people love Snapchat?
Snapchat has risen on the social media scale and many brands and businesses are turning to this not-so-new social app to market their products. The real-time photos/videos appeal to users; you cannot take a photo and use it as a “snap” later. Every photo and video are in real time.
You can add face filters, time and location stamps, weather filters, geotags, and personal captions. The user can use colors, emojis, and other fun filters to make their snaps their own. The user can also see who has viewed their snaps if they added them to “My Story”. They can also comment on their friends’ snaps via the chat function or send their friends’ private snaps.
Although Snapchat was hard to navigate in the beginning, I eventually got the hang of it. I don’t “snap” half as much as the celebs do, but when I do, my snaps consist of my dogs, throwback tunes, and my dogs.
Are you on Snapchat? What do you love or hate about it? Leave your response in the comments!
Follow me on Snapchat: @BaxStar23