Today’s post is a hard one to write and has been weighing heavily on my mind for some time now.
As you may or may not know, one key aspect of being a blogger is keeping up with the ever changing face of social media and joining in with the latest and greatest to promote yourself (your brand). SNAPCHAT started in 2011 (which seems like forever ago) and has since taken on a very large life of it’s own. I joined up very late to the party (we are talking May this year), but to be honest with you… I don’t get it. I mean I understand how it works and all that but I am just not sure how it really benefits me.
I get that it’s all about taking photos and videos (and those cute little faces that Sebastian loves so much). I understand that it gives our followers a real sense of who you are because – no editing; it shows real life in real time. The issue I have is I don’t have the “real time” to show my “real life”, and whilst I know I can just push record while the kids are playing or while I’m opening some mail and / or cooking I actually don’t want to.
I want to save some things, some moments for me and my kids. I want to push the kids on the swing, watch them squeal with delight and I want to enjoy that moment just for me. I want to soak up the baby goodness without having to think and worry about posting on SNAPCHAT. Plus, I never have time to follow anyone. How do you do it? I always seem to find there are mouths to feed and washing to be done. I take my hat off to you all who have SNAPCHAT and regularly use it, because it is something I can just NOT get my head around doing. In fact it is doing my head in.
So ***shock horror*** it’s with a heavy heart I have decided to break up with SNAPCHAT. We have had a love – hate relationship the whole time. I mean seriously have you seen how often I actually post on there (???) The most was last weekend. I do love that I can send quick clips of the kids to family and friends, so will be keeping it for that purpose. But for regular day to day postings I am saying farewell (I cant even really call it a fond one because we didn’t get to know each other well enough anyway).
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Note: to those of you who actively use SNAPCHAT on regular basis, good on you! It’s just not for me 🙁