Snapchatting Life Away

Snapchat

Are there any other bloggers out there who Snapchat besides myself?  I mean, I would really like to find more snappers out there—particularly females who appreciate the ‘girly things’ in life.

But I’d also like to find both male and female bloggers that snap their food, fashion, life, and/or beauty products every now and again in real-time.

Although I can barely find time anymore for my blog and other social media accounts, I do manage to Snapchat quite a bit.  For me, it’s easier and quicker to do throughout the day.

I never thought I’d join the Snap world or become a Snapchatter because I avoided it like the plague for so long—but, after much prodding from someone, I finally downloaded the app to my phone and I became pretty addicted to it.  Who knew?

But either Snapchat isn’t very popular with a lot of people or I’m just having a hard time finding anyone’s Snap usernames to follow.  (Not everyone puts their snap names on their profiles.)  So if you have a snap name that I can follow, send me an email with your username or leave it in the comments below.

For those who don’t know much about Snapchat:

  • Once you take a picture or video (called a snap) with your phone, you set the viewing of it anywhere from 1 to 10 seconds.
  • If you send it as a personal message to someone specific, the picture or video disappears after they view it (although they can always screenshot it if they want to).
  • If you send your picture or video to your Story, it can be viewed multiple times for a 24-hour period—after which they automatically disappear forever from your Story one-by-one once the 24-hour mark hits that particular picture or video.
  • You have the option to delete any of your snaps from your Story at any time before the 24-hour period ends.
  • If you want to permanently save a picture or video you took, you can save any of them to your phone either before or after you post it to your Story.
  • You can set the privacy settings for Everyone to see your snaps or just Your Friends or you can Customize a list of people.  You can also do the same for those who want to send personal snaps directly to you.
  • You can see which of your followers have viewed your pictures/videos and which followers have taken a screenshot of any of your pictures.
  • Once you take a picture or video, you have to send it to your Story while it is still there on your phone or you will lose it for posting as a Snapchat story. Even if you save it to your phone, you cannot go back to get it and put it on your Story later. The idea of Snapchat is ‘real-time’ which is why you are supposed to post them soon after taking them.  But you can go back and send a previously saved picture that is on your phone to someone as a personal snap—you just cannot later save it to your Story.
  • You can also edit, make captions, draw, use emoticons, etc., on any of your snaps before you post them to your Story or send them to anyone personally.
  • If the snaps move along slower than you like as you’re looking at another person’s snaps, you can tap the picture to automatically go to the next picture in their Story.
  • Also snapchat.com has a support link that explains in more detail the ins and outs of Snapchat.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, download the Snapchat app on your cell phone and set yourself up with a Snapchat account then direct message or email me your user ID so I can follow your lovely life snaps.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Some things that you spend so much time resisting and avoiding can become the very things that become addicting that you can’t seem to get away from.

31 thoughts on “Snapchatting Life Away

  1. May I ask a “girlie” question as a single dad to a 13 year old daughter? I found out that she is extensively using Snapchat instead of normal texting. I was wondering why there were so few texts. Is there any way to “see” her texts or who is texting her…secretly?

    1. Not that I know of unless you get a hold of her phone. If she has already read the texts, then you probably won’t see them. If you manage to get to her texts before she does and read them, then she won’t see them because you’ve already read them first. But the list of people’s usernames texting her via Snapchat will still be there on her msg list (when you scroll to the left) even after the messages are read.

        1. Yeah, my usersnames of people that send me messages or that I send messages to, don’t disappear after I read their messages. Only the message disappears. I wish I could delete the usernames of some of the weirdos that have sent me messages, but I can’t. I would have to block them from following me or something before there names will fall off the list of people that messaged me.

  2. I can’t take another web techie to constantly check on my gadgets. It’s good to know about this option though. Never heard of it until this post. Thanks!

  3. Ah, there you are hon! So you’ve been kidnapped by Snapchat, tsigh….I dont see myself snapchatting anytime soon..I’m not even on InstaBrag which is the ultimate sin for a blogger apparently! Well, hope to see you again here soonish, sniff… ( :

    1. Hi, Biki! 🙂 Yes, I was kidnapped by the Snap. 😀 But if you ever go that route, send me your username. I do have ultimate goals of becoming a full-time and regular blogger but I’m finding that is pretty hard to accomplish. But I’m not giving up! And there is no sin for a blogger. Lol. Your word can spread even further the more social you are, my lady. 😉 I’m convinced you’ll come around sooner or later.

  4. i definitely love using snapchat, its one of my MANY addictions. Its such a powerful app, being able to share moments of daily life and such. I’ll make sure to add you 🙂

    1. I think you’ll have loads of fun once you get started. I had a few new people follow me in the last 12 hours now. I can’t really tell who is who yet (except for one person) since no one has identified themselves to which blog they belong to or whatnot—but I’m following and I’m sure I’ll find out soon via their snaps—let’s see. 😉

  5. Wow ! A Loving sighting ! 😀
    No, never heard of Snapchat, probably because I haven’t got a smartphone. lol.
    Have a lovely Valentine’s Day my friend.. 😀 <3

    1. We’re gonna have to get you a smartphone, Ralph. That’s crazy talk! You have a marvelous Valentine’s Day, too, and spoil those cats. 🙂

  6. I have a Snapchat account under abbiosbiston but I basically use it to communicate with my best friend in New Zealand. I’m more of an Instagram girl.

    1. Awesome! It was pretty easy for me to figure out, but I read all the directions online, too, so I would know everything there was about it to use it well. Let me know your username if you decide to put it on your phone. 🙂

Comments are closed.