Right now hundreds of thousands of people are watching Snapchat. Just today alone 6 BILLION videos will be watched. So yeah, if you haven't jumped on the Snapchat bandwagon yet, it's time to join. The days of it being a teenage sext-ing only app are over.
It's proven to be a highly ingenious and unfiltered way to get to know people and express yourself. I like to be extra weird on Snapchat. In between my messy house (I am trying to move out of the country) and equally messy hair, I try to give real life tid-bits, behind the scenes, and stuff you won't find on my blog or Instagram.
HOLD UP – are you following me on snap? You will find lots of behind the scenes, weird dance moves, and more tricks and tips. Follow along @helenesula.
Whether you know it or not, being on Snapchat is good for your blog, your brand, and just really fun. Here's how to crush it on Snapchat, based on what other very successful Snappers do.
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Use Geo Tags
Geo Tags show a place or event that's going on. After you snap a picture or video, swipe to see the different options and Geo filters you can use. This gives people an idea of where you are and what you're up to. Sometimes there are events or places that are selected to be featured on Snapchat, using these filters and submitting your story (that option will pop up if available) is a good way to be seen on Snap.
@laurynevarts is the queen of snapping all the time and her healthy lifestyle.
The best way to be seen is when you consistently snap. That doesn't mean every five minutes. But the way Snapchat works, is it puts the most recent stories at the top. So, the more you Snapchat throughout the day, the more likely you'll be seen.
Be Natural/Keep it Real
My favorite snappers are the ones that aren't constantly using that ridiculous slimming face filter. Sometimes they wear makeup, sometimes they don't. I feel like I'm getting a real glimpse into their lives and not a staged “only when I look good” photo opp. The thing that's great about Snpachat is you have free rein to speak your mind and talk about your life.
Share behind the Scenes
No matter what social media platform we're using followers want to feel like they're getting an exclusive or behind the scenes. You can share a special discount code (ask users to screenshot the code) or just show them something you have going on in the works.
Filters are fun and wacky and very weird. They are fun to play around with or just a good excuse for a selfie – let's be honest. Just please don't use the same filter every second (I'm looking at you, girls who never stop using the dog one.)
Draw it out
You can use the pencil (and change up the color- hint move your finger around the screen to find hidden colors!) to draw on your photos.
Stickers, or emojis are fun to add to your snaps. You can even press and hold on your stickers so they move on whatever object you choose.
Give a shout out
One of the best way to gain authority on Snapchat is my letting others know about your fave snappers.
Gain more followers by send to other social media
It's a good idea to tell people to follow you on Snapchat on say, Instagram. Or tell people that you just tweeted out something new so that they can also follow you on that channel. I try to post different things on different channels and remind people that they can find that in different places.
Share a memory
Snapchat introduced “Memories” which let's you upload and share previous photos. I like sharing old school stuff but you can share whatever you fancy.
Share an event
People want to see both aspects of your life, so snap away.
What are some of your favorite things to see on Snapchat?
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