A few years ago, Snapchat was all about naked pictures. Or any sort of picture that you didn’t want someone to be able to keep. And no, before you assume I only know that because I was sending racy pics, I assure you (and my husband!) I was not.
But one of my single-and-dating friends was. It allowed them to send a picture and have it only show up for a few seconds. A great alternative to texting it and letting someone look as often as they wanted (and then send it on to god knows who). Good on them, I say. To each their own, and all that.
Maybe the app is still used for that. I’m now an ‘old married woman’ with two kids, so I wouldn’t know. However, I have noticed that now Snapchat has become the social medium of choice for social media-savvy superstars. If they’re big on Instagram or Facebook, chances are they’re now on Snapchat as well. Many of them claim it’s the way they show that they’re “real and raw”, either via pictures or (the more popular option) video.
Fun yesterday with this babe @brookechamberlain_ !???????????? . We have a friends workout coming your way – it’ll be uploaded to my YOUTUBE channel – as well as TONS more I’ll be filming over in the Cook Islands !!!! ???? . Taj has gone down for his last nap – so for a bit of fun – ASK ME SOME QUESTIONS – pref not about diet – some interesting questions haha something diff or something you may not know about me and I’ll Anwser them on my snap chat : ashybines1 . OK GO! ????
Well, I call bullshit. Correction, I CALLED bullshit.
At first I didn’t get it. Just another social platform for us to all passively scroll through and waste our spare time with, right? What are all these people who are huge on Snapchat showing there that they don’t show on other apps?
I have an Instagram account for my mummy blog. It’s got a good following (I think so anyway). Many of my fellow mummy bloggers are embracing Snapchat whereas I’ve avoided it for a while, mainly because I don’t feel the need to add another thing to my to-do list. And I just don’t want to be stuck behind my phone taking a video of my child for Snapchat rather than just enjoying the moment with them.