A Blogger's Guide To Snapchat

In this latest wave of technology, Snapchat is beginning to make its presence known as yet another social media outlet for bloggers to extend beyond their websites.  Even as the app's popularity is rising, many bloggers are still hesitant to use it.  I definitely was; however, I'm thankful that I decided to take the plunge and venture into the world of Snap-blogging.  This is one of those things that's much more straightforward than it looks.


So, how does a blogger go about using Snapchat?  Here are some of the ways that I make the most out of the app:

1. Blog Post Updates:  I love using Snapchat because the ability to share pictures with others becomes so much easier on the app.  I've found that snapping photos of my newest blog posts has really increased my traffic--and best of all, it only takes about two seconds to share!

2. Self-Promotion:  The self-promoting of your blog and other social medias through Snapchat is also incredibly easy.  However, it's best to do this in moderation.  The people who've added you do not want to be spammed with every link to every social media you have, within the span of five minutes.

3. Speaking Through Videos:  For the most part, the only way you can interact with your readers is through a computer screen and keyboard.  With Snapchat, on the other hand, they can literally hear you speak to them, and that makes you much more approachable.  That also makes you (and your blog) more likely to leave a lasting impression on them.

4. Interacting With Followers:  Since Snapchat isn't a very formal app, the people who follow you will feel more at ease with sending over a quick little message, as opposed to having to send you a direct message or email (just from a blogger to blogger standpoint, those options can seem a bit daunting).  I really appreciate being able to have ordinary conversations with other bloggers and my readers;  besides, it's a blast!

5. Informal Snaps:  One downside to image-oriented apps like Instagram is the ever-present need to capture the perfect picture.  From staging to lighting, everything has to be perfect for one photo.  As you might have inferred from the name, Snapchat is for doing the exact opposite.  Want to take a picture of your food or your dog or anything within the vicinity?  With this app, you can forget about the staging and editing, and focus on the sharing.

Do any other bloggers out there love using Snapchat?

Love,

6 comments:

  1. have never thought about linking up my blog with snapchat.. definitely an awesome idea though! x, kenz
    http://sincerelykenz.com

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    1. I definitely recommend it. Not only does it increase your blog traffic, but it's also a ton of fun!

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  2. Great post! I like having everything linked because each different outlet serves a different purpose. I can show different sides of myself. My blog is more structured and planned out and more of a thought process, my instagram is similar to my blog but not so thought process-y lol and my snaps are usually random everyday stuff. I would'nt say I like one form of social media over the other because again, they each serve a different purpose.

    btw, I enjoy our pancake snapchat convo's! ����

    <3 Jessica
    polishedandpumped.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it's nice as a blogger to be able to express different forms of your everyday life through different platforms. Also, I look forward to our next pancake conversation!

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  3. This is a really great post! I've been trying to up my Snapchat game for a little while now.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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    1. Thank you, Kayla! I hope that I've helped a bit!

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