I thought (like most other bloggers) I would weigh in on the new Instagram Story v. Snapchat. I have to say my initial response was no. Just no. It took me a year to finally fully embrace Snapchat and I love it so why is Instagram coming in and trying to take over.
The thing is though as I have been playing around with Instagram Stories I have come to really like it. I have realized [for me] that Snapchat and Instagram Stories are two different things. Snapchat is a fun way for me to connect, be a little goofy and share a bit of my life to anyone who wants to follow me.
Instagram Stories allows me to filter a bit more of my content so that it focuses more specifically to my followers of each of my [too] many Instagram accounts. If I want to share family things I’ll share it on my Naturally Family, healthy living/fitness/food on RunWithTongs, Essential Oils on Essentially Lindsay, health and wellness coaching on PDXHealthCoach and beauty/makeup on Naturally Lindsay.
Instagram Stories also allows me to connect with a huge range of people who I don’t follow/don’t follow me on Snapchat (I’m lindsayingalls if you do want to follow). I love being able to connect with others so for me this is the biggest selling point of Instagram Stories.
Will I be leaving Snapchat though? NO WAY! It’s such a fun spot to be on and the filters (which yes, I know IG will also have eventually). I use Snapchat to give a little highlight into my day/life. It’s basically my lazy way of daily vlogging.
So both have their pros and cons but it seems that both Istagram Stories and Snapchat have their place in this social media world.
What are your thoughts?