My Alter Ego On Snapchat

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Let's continue our chat about social media, shall we?

So here's the thing, there's a constant battle going on inside of me when it comes to Instagram. If blogging weren't my job, my account would solely be Harlow pics.

But Taylor, your feed is already just Harlow pics...

True. But what I'm saying is it would be even worse.

But because I'm involved in this lovely world of bloggers and and their beautiful blogger pics, that teenage Essena inside of me also wants to put out a nice blogger friendly pic every once in a while, as well. Which means I occasionally posts photos that I like/hate. Like take for example today's pic.

I got dressed. I was excited about it. And I got Starbucks. I usually go to my mom/pop coffee shop next door but I had a meeting by the Starbucks down the block so I thought what the hell. It's red cup season!

LIE! I didn't have a meeting. But bloggers always say that so I wanted to as well.

Anyway, I looked down and noticed how painfully basic I was and had to snap a pic. One part of me felt happy about this Insta worth pic, and the other part was eye rolling so hard. Thus the inner battle.

Stick with me here, I'm also to the point of my post.

I think I've finally found the perfect social media outlet for me. And it's called Snapchat.


For some reason I find Snapchat absolutely freeing. (For social media, anyway.)

1. Because there's no follower count.
2. There 's no likes.
3. There's basically no measurement.

That all might be false, but if there is a way to count I don't know how and I'm fine with that. I hope I never learn.

Snapchat allows me to take that painfully basic pic you see above, and then make fun of it with 10 Snaps about my fake blogger meeting.

I think of it like this, if Instagram is where I try to be a blogger, then Snapchat is where I get to make fun of that blogger. I think I've finally created balance in my fake online life!

My only problem is that I sometimes forget people like to screen shot things... Just let me be my worst self on Snapchat people, that's all I ask!

And also 90% of my snaps are videos of Harlow bossing me around and kicking kids off the jungle gym at the playground.

I never thought I'd enjoy this app, but here I am.

Never say never. -Justin Bieber

Are you a Snapper? Give me your username and your thoughts on it.

44 comments:

  1. I looooove it. You already know I watched your Harlow snap of his diva-ness like 10 times in a row and theres no way you would know that unless I told you. Now that I understand snapchat I really really enjoy it!

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    1. Oh and I'm blondie1483. Like my AIM username from high school. Just like that.

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    2. I swear I've added you! snapchat is still very confusing for me.

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  2. I saw this post on your SnapChat, right after your snap about a meeting. And I sat there wondering, 'Does she really have a meeting or no...' And then you answered my question :) I love the Harlow snaps! I think you can see who viewed your snaps.... so there is kind of a way to track it. Anyway, I find yours to be hilarious. (My user name is audie_lou)

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    1. I never have meetings. except when I'm meeting with harlow. Or our dog walkers.

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  3. I'm new to the world of Snapping (heatherdhunter9) - but I love it. I love it because I can post as many photos of Brody that I want and no one can really judge me for being "that crazy dog girl" because they have no proof the photos ever really existed.

    snap away. :)

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    1. So new that I don't even know my snapchat name: heatherhunter9

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  4. I love following you on Snapchat! I like how Snapchat is impermanent, I am definitely not a Glossy blogger type. My life consists of working in social media, reading, napping and my child. So the highlights of my day are when my cats are being cute or my dog is being weird.

    My snapchat is Saimaeve and I mostly snap my dog, Zayta. (or my fat cat Geordi...as in Geordi LaForge. )

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  5. At first I thougth Snapchat was just for kids who wanted another way to sext their friends...but now I'm hooked! If you can't get enough dog pics follow me @jojomcke

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  6. I keep forgetting to use Snapchat! I have so much pressure as it is with every other social media app. My username is my name (real original, I know but apparently I can't change it) follow me for my boring snaps that show my niece 247. Anita Baffoni or a_brofones, whichever works !

    I envy your basic pics, btw. It makes my heart fuzzy

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  7. I love watching your snaps, and I love snapping my boring life as well. I'm emegeehayen as in my name phonetically which I thought was wonderfully brilliant at the time, but now it's a pain in my butt trying to remember how I spell my name phonetically haha.

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  8. I LOVE your snapchat!!!!! I can't believe I never saw Harlow before in all his hilarious glory and now I am so obsessed with all your hilarious snaps! I'm @cekina and I love checking your story and laughing. It's almost like little mini-stand up bits!

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  9. I've just started following people on snapchat. I guess I was late to the party. I love following your blog and snapchat. Harlow reminds me of my dog Sampson with his mannerisms. Snapchat is RachNole20 if you want to follow back.

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  10. I've recently gotten into Snapchat and I really like it. I'll admit I don't snap too often during the week because I'm at work all day and my desk really isn't that interesting but I do snap on the weekends. Love seeing Harlow on your snaps! Mine is @krystaldiaries

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  11. It's the best. As is blogger. And 2012.

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  12. I really enjoy Snapchat for a lot of your reasons (no followers, no likes) & because I feel like it is more personal in a way. I love watching peoples stories ;) I am @JCMSparkles

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  13. I love your snaps! I do the same with my dog too. And the cats. It still confuses me a bunch but I used it the other day to document my DIY of painting my cheap craigslist desk that turned out not so bad. I'm stephimarie0531 <3

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  14. I've just started dipping my toes into snapchat and I think I'm in love. I also realized how old I am that I was thoroughly confused for about a good week. I also thought it was just pictures. Haha.

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  15. I love that Snapchat offers a more realistic glimpse into the lives of bloggers I follow. It has helped me weed out some of people I read daily as I realize just how staged their lives are via instagram and they can't fake it on Snapchat. I appreciate how others (you included) come across just as I'd imagine from your blog. :)

    Snapchat: michellefry

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  16. Your Harlow snaps crack me up. People think they snap their animals too much, but I say the more the merrier!
    Mine is stitesme. Oh yeah, and meetings are overrated.

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  17. I love your snapchat! My boyfriend now knows who Harlow is without me having to remind him whenever I say "look at this snap of Harlow!" �� Alas, we aren't able to change our snapchat handles, so I'm stuck with the one I started out with (because I'm too lazy to change and have to re-add all my friends), samma_skye

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  18. I love Snapchat for the exact same reasons! It's so freeing and really shows the "real" side of things everyone arguably says Instagram hides.

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  19. So I haven't gotten into Snapchat that much because I like to save my pictures, but I'm slowly starting to use it a little bit more. I can thank my younger sister for bringing my old social media butt into this year!

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  20. I love following your snaps of Harlow! I'm danideeann if you ever see my name in your views or if you want to add me. All I snap is my cats (who pretty much act like dogs)...and sometimes I drunkingly sing Adele when I'm feeling frisky. You've been warned.

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  21. I always crack up about your "blogger meetings" you have to go to. I am kind of a number person so my OCD is killing me that I can't see my follower count but it's fine. I like how that was one of your positives! My snapchat is alannaandco

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  22. I love your harlow snaps... my snaps are all about my dog too! @libbynader

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  23. I wrote an entire pro/con post on it. I won't link it here, but it's in my October archive list on my blog if you care to check it out. Based on the comments most people really aren't that into it but I like it for exactly your three reasons. I'm MahoganyDrive on there. I'm going to try out that thing now where you add a friend (you) by scanning in their snapcode. Let's see if it really works.

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  24. Love me some snapchat! @kristamae12

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  25. Snapchat not something I have ever used

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  26. I love Snapchat as the alter-ego of Instagram too! It's like seeing the REAL blogger behind the scenes. I already follow you, but if you want to reciprocate I'm lauralou9 . Mine is usually 90% dog as well.

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  27. I was so skeptical of Snapchat and avoided it forrrrrever but now it's my favorite!!

    alyssaplong

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  28. So I follow your snaps because I'm a Harlow fan, but also because I like to torture myself with your bloody mary pictures on all versions of social media possible. Also, username = stephgregerson Duh, #selfpromotion

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  29. Your snapchats crack me the hell up! I'm on there too and am slowly getting more and more into it! Username: thelittleaslam

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  30. Oh my gosh I love that! I can't wait to follow you! My username : gettingfitfab :)

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  31. Snapchat is my favorite. I already know following you is going to be the best decision I've made all week.

    Username: helenguyyay

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  32. I love snapchat! It so much more real and I feel like its acceptable to be weird and make ridiculous faces and no one judges you. They just accept it, laugh a bit, and return the favor. It's a beautiful relationship haha. I do have some reservations about it but I use it for good not evil ;)

    Username: chandlerlarsen

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  33. I also find it really really tempting to send pics of my boobs on snap chat. There's that pesky little issue of the screenshot however...

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  34. I'm glad that you've found balance in your fake online life. We always need balance, right? So our fake online lives deserve balance, too.

    In all seriousness, I like Snapchat for pretty much the same reason. Also, I feel weird if I Instagram too many selfies, and I feel weird if I ask a friend/family member to take a picture of me for Instagram. So Snapchat selfies it is!

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  35. I love the balance! I have not taken the snap chat plunge but you may have just convinced me.. I have no idea how it works exactly/.. Also is it terrible that the only reason I really have an idea of what it is (because you can't ask the ppl around you who are always taking about it what it is because then you'll look like an ouf) is because Shawn and Kaitlyn from the bachelor leeked a snap chat of themselves together before the final episode via snap chat.

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  36. I love shapchat! It can be so easy to be fake on other forms of social media. But Snapchat is whatever your feeling when you feel it! :D My user is sabeyg

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  37. Huge fan of your blog/dog here - I follow you on snapchat and i cannot get enough of the harlow videos! (username jordanghetto ..might have made when i was drunk and now i can't change it!)

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  38. Oh my land! My dog, Riley and I watch you and Harlow. Riley's face is priceless at all of Harlow's sounds! You can find us at kpark87 :)

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