One second, five seconds, ten seconds.
A video. A photo. A word. A sentence.
The images add up and to tell a story — the story of a day, of a night, of a moment. With the touch of a finger, someone can follow along with you on a journey, or just a normal day in your life.
What you’re wearing, who you’re seeing, where you’re going are just some of the subjects of chapters of your life. They are what you want people to see that you’re seeing. Your life is put on display, but you do it to yourself, and I do it, too. It’s called Snapchat.
We all do it. We get caught up in making sure others know that we’re having a good time instead of having as good of a time as we could be having without our phones glued to our hands.
You want anyone – everyone – to know what’s going on, especially if it includes looking your best, having a good hair day, or having anything great happening in your life. You can even see how many people watched your story – but how many people are actually parts of your story?
If you post images or videos of your mundane activities, you’re telling your inner circle of Snapchat friends that your day has either sucked, was boring, or you may even be proud of your life as it is. If your posts show your extravagant night with your super attractive friends, or more than friends, you’re telling everyone in your circle what a fun time you had without them. “LOOK WHAT I DID!” Sorry not sorry.
In one second, five seconds, ten seconds, anything can change.
For those one, five, or ten seconds that you spend staring at your phone and looking at someone else’s Snapchat story, you could really miss something in your own life story.
What’s your story? It’s not always perfect selfies and nights out on the town. There’s more to you than that. Show someone without a screen, tell someone without being dependent on whether you have good cell phone reception or not. Have your friends and your family actually be a part of your life story as much as they can, so they don’t have to watch your Snapchat story.