10 March 2016

WHY I DON'T PLAY SNAPCHAT


Hola  Today post is not about my ootd, beauty stuff or travel log, it's about my thoughts and feeling. This question have been asked by many people lately so I guess if you guys really wish to know the answer, let me reveal it here.

"Why You Don't Play Snapchat?"
Yes, this is the question that I have been asked lately. You might wondering why I think it's annoying. For the first time I being asked by a random person, a friend of friend actually. She said did you play Snapchat? I said no because I din't. She is like many question mark on her head and ask me why. I said nothing special, just I don't have time for it and I'm not interested. She continue saying aren't you a blogger? Why you din't play this? I thought most of the bloggers do.

" So, Blogger Should Play Snapchat? "
First, it's always my decision as a blogger whether I want to play or not. Frankly, when not necessary, I don't really want to spend time on social media or blog. Not saying I don't concern about it, I do but doesn't mean I need to give up the precious time with my loves one including boyfie, family and friends.

I do understand some of the bloggers like to play snapchat because they wish they can share more about their lifestyle with their fans / followers. I means I tried, I installed it on my phone but after few days, I uninstall it. No offence, but I found it's not interesting to me. Everyone got their own preference. I always prefer YouTube than snapchat. I know, both of them are different. But for me, they are the similar.

" Two Jobs. No Time For This "
Yeah, I got two jobs, just in case you don't know yet. Full time as Digital Marketing and part time as blogger. After working for 8 hours at office for full time job, I need to blogging at night time. Most of the time I take photo of those sponsored products on night time or weekend. If you realize, last time I'm active on Instagram, posting photo daily. But now, I only upload photo once per 2 -3 days. Sometime when I got free time, I will record some video and upload it to my YouTube Channel.  If you're my subscriber, you know I only upload one video after a period of time. Facebook is quite easy to manage so I'm still quite active for it. Other than that, I really appreciate the extra time for my own life, life without camera and phone beside me. Yes, when I'm single, I used to active in all social media platforms, attend many events as I could and spend time to blog about them one-by-one. But now, not anymore. I'm not single anymore so I need to spend more time to enjoy the life with my boyfie. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't means I will quit from blogging and social media.

" I Want To Enjoy it While I'm Enjoying In Reality "
Sometime, I really want to enjoy it while I'm enjoying at that moment but not holding a phone and running here and there just to record it. Yes, it might be fun to record down as memory. But I already got some of them on YouTube. Some privacy matter, I don't like to record everything and even upload it on snapchat. Well, if you can get what I means.

" No Rushing Anymore "
I love the current lifestyle. I can choose and accept any campaign that I want, no need to rush due date because I don't have many pending project on hands. You guys might be thinking, if I accept so little projects, how do I earn from blog? I'm pretty sure some of the bloggers knew some of the project is not paid but still, PR still asking for this and that. Well, I will reject this kind of projects. I only accept project with payment or the project that I'm interested.  Not a problem for me, I still can earn at other social media channels.Other than that, I can just share my travel experience, beauty products that I think is good to use, delicious foods that I hunts with you guys. Blogging is my interest / hobby since I was 16 so it's not about time matter.

Thus, don't ever ask me again why I don't play snapchat. If I have time for it, I would rather exchange it with the precious time for my family and friends. Sometime I feel guilty because our parents need to keep track the updates of our social media channel to know what we are doing now. I MISS MY FAMILY.  Loves

P/S : Please understand this post is about me but not about people who playing snapchat. Play snapchat is not a crime so please don't misunderstand. Thank you.


XOXO,

57 comments

  1. actually, i downloaded snapchat but i rarely snap. i used it to follow some of my favourite bloggers but then i realise that i've not been watching the videos for about 2 months already...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup, everyone need some time for their loves one and do something that they like. =)

      Delete
  2. agree!! enough with fb, whassap, IG.. no more apps ..hehe..quality time with family..

    ReplyDelete
  3. i also get that look "why you dont play snapchat??" like i just committed a crime for not using it. i value my time with my family, my boyfie, housemates, my pet and my friends more. what's the point of seeing them/going out with family and friends but your hands and your mind are busy planning what picture to post, what to snap. like you dont really enjoy being there physically.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You got me dear. I means maybe it's fun for certain people but not for me. I prefer enjoy my real life with my family and friends. =)

      Delete
  4. Until now I still don't know how to use snapchat so that time I just download for few minutes and direct delete it LOL xD But snapchat actually is not necessary for me haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha. Same here. I don't found it necessary too. =)

      Delete
  5. i didnt use that too! too many apps to use nowadays :S

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup, that's why I just remain the few only.

      Delete
  6. i dont use it. as i might seem with you.busy with multi task .Running my own studio with all hectic schedule ; just revamping a online magazine ;blogging when i free only;take care my 7 year old boy n another toddler . it definitely not enough time for me too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I always wanted to do snapchat but my job already occupied most of my time. I won't say blogging is part time since I don't earn much out of it. This is just a hobby for pass time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here but blogging is like my side income. =)

      Delete
  8. Me too! I think there are too many social networking sites nowadays. What we can do is to focus on few.

    ReplyDelete
  9. As a blogger, it's actually the right thing to do.
    Just do the thing you like and live the life.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know right! My friends have been asking me the same question too. hahaha! And your answers are what I answered them too :P

    Next time ask them read this blog post and stop asking lol

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've never tried snapchat. Don't have time as already busy with all the other social media platforms hehe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here, I just need extra time for my family. =)

      Delete
  12. Hahaha! I am so embarrassed to say that i didn't even bother to download it so until today i have no idea how this whole snap chat thing works.. of course that was until i have read your blog post about it. Thanks for sharing though.. Like you.. i definitely won't have the time to do SnapChat, Instagram, Blog and be a MRS and Momma at the same time. HAHAHAH!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha, family is love. We should spend more time on them =)

      Delete
  13. yeah i also don't do snap chat. i also rarely do instagram. i feel i am not enjoying the moment and no being present even though i am there. like you said, i want to be really there and not just being there to record things. it's just a personal choice. so to each his/her own.

    ReplyDelete
  14. agreed totally. we should strike a balance between on-screen and off-screen. it's your life, just ignore other noises and live the way you want it to be.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ya ~ Agreed
    I downloaded SnapChat but I seldom use it

    Bloggers should just blog about their posts, not SnapChat ...
    I am a very straight forward person

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup, I'm thinking about that as well. =)

      Delete
  16. i dont play snapchat too! hahah didnt even bother to download and try :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha. The apps was download by my friend but I already uninstall it =)

      Delete
  17. I can feel you also. I installed it but not really active. I am like you also I have a full time job so time is very precious for me. My priority is still to my family. Everyone has their own preference and hope that other will respect that.

    ReplyDelete
  18. As a blogger, there are things you do and you don't! Follow ur heart, that's it. I don't do snapchat.

    ReplyDelete
  19. As you get older, you won't care who wants to know why you are not using this, getting that, doing this. Just do whatever you want. It's your life.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I did download and rarely use snapchat also hahaha! Working full time and part time blog is really hectic life for me too! I rather spend time resting, spend time with my love and family hehe.

    ReplyDelete
  21. HAHA. i feel you babe. But my sister was the one who made me get snapchat. But i dont use it that often too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha your sister is active on it?

      Delete
  22. I'm a pretty private person too and I only share and write what I like so feel free not to use snapchat haha

    ReplyDelete
  23. I feel there are already so many apps and social media that takes your time.So we need to put a limit on it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lol! Don't get why people think that bloggers must have snapchat. I do use snapchat mostly to share or communicate with my friends but it is definitely not something that is a must

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup, it's my own choice after-all.

      Delete
  25. I have been hearing so many stories about Snapchat too, no time yet to explore >.<

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha, don't waste your time on it.

      Delete
  26. Tried Snapchat but it is just not to my liking, probably because I already have too many apps to keep me entertained. However, this app seems to be quite famous. Will check it out to see if it has any benefits instead of wasting my time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here, that's why I uninstalled it

      Delete
  27. Yeah... time is really precious. Cherish the time with your loved one more important.

    ReplyDelete
  28. i didnt play it too, as too many apps out there, we cannot follow every one...

    ReplyDelete
  29. Well, nothing wrong for taking responsibility as a grown up :) Btw congrats on your full time job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup, LOL~ I got my full time job since I graduate from University dear. But thanks =)

      Delete

Instagram | @shinilola

© SHINI LOLA. Design by FCD.