I had enough. What was all this fuss about Snapchat? While the rest of the world was espousing this as “the next Twitter”, I decided to devote some time to revisit my account and figure out what the fuss was about. I’ll share my reflections of Snapchat.
For the last couple of months, I have been on a journey of discovery. Although many times, I didn’t understand how to use this tool, I stuck with it. I followed people. I unfollowed them. I searched on YouTube and Google on how to use this unintuitive tool (or so I thought) to figure out what everyone else was seeing.
Throughout that time, I jotted my rambling thoughts to my Facebook community of friends and family members. My Facebook page is where I post my crazy thoughts, rants and frustrations and my ‘work in progress’ projects from my short film making, knitting and disastrous cooking attempts. As many are family and friends who have no interest in social learning, working out loud, social media, knitting or vlogging, I’m like the crazy woman you find muttering on the streets but my streets just happen to be my Facebook page…and I’m filling their feed with my mutterings.
So where am I going with this?
Oh yes, my mutterings.
I decided that rather than write a full blog post of the whys and wherefores of using Snapchat for Working Out Loud (sharing and narrating your work in public), I decided to publish my Facebook mutterings instead because they show a far better picture of my total amazement with this tool. (I have started collating tips, ideas and people to follow on a Google document so I will share this when ready).
So here they are in no particular order. There are many professionals sharing their work on Snapchat – you just need to find them. From Property Developers, Biogists, Dentists, Salespeople, Artists and mixed up social learning consultants (that’s me if you guessed it) they’re all doing it and I wonder why people in large organisations are finding it all difficult when everyone else is already doing it?
So here they are, my mutterings in full form.
The truth comes out. I’m addicted to Snapchat but why? Is it because I’m watching people show their work? Well, that’s one element but ultimately it shows me how HUMAN and NORMAL they are. Here are people who are passionate about their work and naturally share it to the world. Snapchat allows for audio, visual, text and emoji responses so people are corresponding with each other beyond the written form. If I like a snap, I’ll personally record a video or an audio snippet to that person and let them know how I appreciate what they’ve shown. It builds instant rapport and connections – and truth be told, it’s fun because you have a chance to express yourself in different ways.
So these are my Snapchat reflections from my Facebook mutterings. Have you had success with Snapchat? I’d love to know your experience!