Those who follow me on Snapchat know that I probably do/have committed all of the eternal Snapchat sins.
So today, it is time to right my wrongs. In my first of repentance, I thought I would draft a set of unwritten rules that I, and everyone, else should aim to abide by.
Here are your five Snapchat commandments, as outlined by me.
- Quality over quantity
I cannot stress this enough. Waking up on a Sunday morning to a 16-minute play-by-play of your Saturday night is probably worse than the hangover I am already sporting. Don’t get me wrong; snap away if the content is quality. But unfortunately, selfie after selfie does get a little repetitive.
- No lip-syncing thanks
Kylie Jenner, this one is directed at you. Forty-six seconds of you mouthing the words to a song in the car is not entertaining for me. Are you practising for an upcoming slot on Jimmy Fallon lip-sync battle? Probably not. Please stick to your cute dogs and amazing house thanks.
- Concerts are to be seen, not snapped
While I am probably guilty of this one, it’s a real deal breaker for me. If the act were really that good, I probably would have bought a ticket myself. However it sort of does save me money, why go see Flight Facilities when I can just get a front row seat on my Snapchat?
- Timing is everything
Ten seconds on breakfast versus one second on the adorable sausage dog puppy you saw on the street…which one do you think I care more about? Ensure your timings directly correlate to the level of interestingness that your images contain. If you’re looking 10/10 when you’re going out, I want to see it - but I don’t need to see 16 photos of it for 300 seconds.
- You are Picasso
Remember: Snapchat is first and foremost an artist’s medium. Well…maybe not, but those drawing tools exist for a reason people. I appreciate a well drawn-out depiction of you as a sunflower, or what you would look like if you were Harry Potter. Keep them coming please.
For a glowing example of the commandments in practice, follow 'fashionjournal' on Snapchat. You know you want to.