Happy March you guys! With another month gone, I thought it would be fun to start a series that takes a look at the previous month and finds an overall theme. February was an easy one to figure out. I have one word for you — SNAPCHAT!
I’ve had the app on my phone for at least a year and finally learned how to use it thanks to our oldest, Ozzie. It’s not user friendly but it was love at first snap once I figured it out. I took a little break after becoming overly obsessed but snapped most of our day yesterday (donuts with papa, ikea trip, after school schinanigans and basketball games) if you want to check it out! My user name is raeannkelly :) If you haven’t joined or figured out how to use snapchat, here is a helpful link with tips and tricks.
What I love most about it is how unedited/unstaged it is… just real moments from your day in realtime along with a handful of filters and effects. Each video and image can only run for 10 seconds (or less) and stay on “your story” for 24 hours, but you can save them to your camera roll for safe keeping. One of the things I wish I figured out sooner!
The images above are old snaps and below are a few silly videos….
Doesn’t it look like fun!?
P.S. – Just a quick side note in case you were wondering :) — I know snap chat (along with other social media) has a bad-rap, especially when it comes to teenagers, but I also think they open up a whole new outlet for creativity. As with most privileges it comes with a lot of responsibility and the possibility for misuse. It’s a scary thing but also part of our kids’ future at some point so setting an example, boundaries and accountability was my main motivation for joining at all. I just didn’t know I would enjoy it so much! Ha!