It came from out of nowhere, when everyone least expected it. Just when you were getting comfortable and engaged with the short form sharing platform SnapChat, Instagram releases an update that turned the social sharing world upside down.
So what is an Instagram story anyways? According to the official Instagram announcement, Instagram stories a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story. According to social media savants, strategists and experts alike Instagram stories are new ways to engage with friends and followers on Instagram. According to my brilliant blogger bae Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey Instagram Stories vs SnapChat means……”Instagram kinda bodies Snapchat.”
Like many of you, the new update left me dazed, confused and contemplating if I really have to adapt to using either or both social platforms in the future. After further deliberation, my conclusion is a resounding YES! I’ve figured out how to effectively use Instagram stories and SnapChat to share my journey and hopefully it’ll inspire you to share and create authentic content in a fun and exciting new way too!
Instagram Stories – A little less unfiltered.
As much as I love to share my journeys, adventures and moments behind the scenes of building a brand and charging ahead in my career, I often find myself guilty of going days (sometime even weeks) without social shares on Instagram. The solution: Snapchat and Instagram stories! Are you following @DivasandDorks on Instagram? If not, you might want to do that STAT. As far as Instagram stories are concerned, I’ll be sharing moments behind the blog that’ll give insight into the life of the diva behind DivasandDorks.com. You’ll find plenty of adventures in travel, cars and tech with a sprinkle of delectable dorkiness in between.
SnapChat – Absolutely Uninhibited.
Want to get to know the girl behind the blog? (This is the part where you frantically search @DivasandDorks on SnapChat and click Add!) Snapchat is my refuge where I speak to the voices in my head OUT LOUD. (No there aren’t real voices in my head, but I do think I’m speaking to a group of my imaginary friends, that is, until you guys snap me back and I realize that I’m sharing my boring life with my internet peeps, family and friends! LOL) On the snap, get ready for a front row seat into the life of Christen. Lately it’s been a hoot sharing my morning commute karaoke moments, behind the scenes of my tv diva career, family, friends and Sundays at church.
So now you know what to expect from ME, what should I expect to see on your snaps and Instagram stories? Are you loving the new Instagram update or are you a snapchatter til the bitter end? Drop your Instagram and snapchat names in the comments and let me know your story below!