While I was at the Blogger conference in The Marker hotel last Sunday there was a lot of talk about Periscope and Snapchat and how one is more for grown ups and this made me curious about the two apps. So me being me I had to try out one because I was already using the other.
About probably five months ago or maybe more I decided I would download Snapchat and see what all the talk was about , at the same time I also found Periscope in the app store but it didn’t appeal to me as much how wrong was I. I should have know when the middle little farmer told me I was to old to be on Snapchat that I should just have gone with Periscope but after his comment I was just more determined to try this whole Snapchat thing and off I went.
What I liked about it at the start was that so many of my favorite bloggers were also using it and I was able to get a sneak peak into their day , I got to see some great Irish bloggers go to events and tell us all about products they had gotten. I watched people eat their breakfasts and chat about their day but all the time I was feeling like my middle farmer told me a little old to be here.
I tried to Snap as much as I could but as you guys know internet reception in 90% of this country is not good enough to Snap and the ten second video kept catching me out mid sentence so over the last few weeks I have started to use it less and less and over the last two weeks I have really only been watching the Snaps of the people I follow and not posting any of my own.
Snapchat is great don’t get me wrong , bloggers are using it really well along side their blogs and it has some great features like photo , the option to delete what you don’t like and some very pretty filters but at 38yrs old I am to old I think for Snapchat the middle little farmer was right ( but don’t anyone tell him that ) that it is not the place for me .
Then the Blogger conference was on and there was talk of Periscope and how it was more for grown ups than Snapchat. I went back there and then and downloaded the app to my phone and have spent the last week giving it a good trial run. I was off from school for two days this week so it was the perfect time to give it a fair trial. On Tuesday I scoped ( that’s what they call taking your videos) my whole day in parts and got at times 14 live viewers , this is where Periscope is way cooler than Snapchat , it is live ! . As you are recording your video people all around the world can watch and interact with you in real time. Like Snapchat there is also a replay option which lets people come back over the following 24hrs and re watch your scope.
While you are scoping if your viewers or replay viewers double tap the screen they can send you love hearts to show they are enjoying your scope. While I am really loving Periscope I do agree it is more for the grown ups than snapchat because on Snapchat you have to go and look for people to follow you need to know their Snapchat name on Periscope you don’t you just go into your globe button and you can watch complete strangers from all over the world. There are many weird and wonderful people on Periscope and this week I have found porn , religion , many totally crazy people , some that are just plain creepy and also some amazing bloggers who are totally using this to grow their brand .
While I am very new to Periscope now I already know I won’t be using Snapchat nearly as much , I won’t delete it off my phone but I think Periscope is going to be huge after a while.
What do you guys like the most Snapchat or Periscope ? leave your names in the comments and I will go follow you guys. I have two more posts I still want to do on this over the next few days one from a bloggers point of view and one from a Mothers .
You will find me here on Periscope please do follow and join me on my live scopes 🙂 @mybusycountrylife
Elaine x .
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