(Image, Vanessa Jackman)
I'm sure by now you've heard about Vine. It literally took the blogging world by storm yesterday as we all rushed to download the app and attempt to create the perfect first video.
My first thought was, "Oh good gracious, I can't handle another social media platform!" I stepped away for a minute, took a breather, and came to this conclusion - This is the direction we're going. Plenty of sites have been discussing (for quite some time now) the video curve that bloggers are approaching. So, yes, it's easy to say that you don't want to hear about it, you're tired of social media, you're this, you're that. But the underlying message here is that if you don't jump on the social media train, it will leave you behind and not think twice. Not that you have to jump on, of course.
I get it, social media isn't for everyone. There may even be some of you who have active accounts that don't even really like it, you just go through the motions with it. Speaking very personally, though, I love social media. I love interacting with people around the world every day. Whether it be with a post, a tweet, an instagram, or now, a short video. For me, this an exciting new way to interact with all you awesome people!
Who knows at this point if Vine will have the staying power of instagram, but I'm giving it a go. It's given me a new opportunity for creativity and let's be honest, there's going to be some major video-worthy moments in NYC next week :)
So, talk to me, people. Tell me your thoughts about Vine...good, bad, ugly...in the comments!
Oh, and come find me! Just like everywhere else, I'm Julie Leah :)