Snapchat Tips for Bloggers

Snapchat Tips for Bloggers by Austin blogger Life By LeeSo I have a new social media love affair going on, and it’s with Snapchat. Over the last few weeks I’ve really tried to dive into the app and learn the ins and outs. I’ve also been doing some research on how other bloggers are using it. Right now is a great time to jump on the Snapchat wagon and grow your following. It’s really increasing in popularity, and I can totally see why. It’s so addicting!

Here are some Snapchat tips that I’ve learned so far.  Feel free to leave more Snapchat tips in the comments. I love learning from you guys!

  1. If you’re looking to grow your Snapchat following you need to let everyone know what your username is. Shout it from the rooftops. Tell your friends & family first, and then dive into your social media circle. Tell everyone how obsessed you are with it and how much fun you’re having. It really is pretty dang fun. I mean… those funny filters… who wouldn’t love those?
  2. Pick your most popular social platform and start talking about Snapchat on it. For example for me, Instagram is my most popular social platform. For example if you’re on a trip and you post a photo of the hotel on Instagram, make sure to tell your followers to add you on Snapchat to see more behind the scenes stuff. Make sure to provide your Snapchat username in the comment so they can easily add you.
  3. Interact with your Snapchat friends! Ask questions & chat with them using the chat feature. You can also do a little Snapchat Q&A where you answer questions that your Snapchat friends may have.
  4. Snap often, but don’t snap everything. You’ll want to think about Snapchat as a marketing platform. Make sure you are snapping often, but also think about the message you are sending.
  5. Snap something informational or helpful. Cooking a delicious soup? Share the process with your Snapchat friends. Decorating your bedroom? Snap before and after pictures. I always love watching these types of snaps and it keeps me coming back for more.

Have more Snapchat tips that you would like to share? Leave them in the comments below!



  1. kristen on February 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    i really need to get better about using snapchat. these are such great tips! I love the idea of posting as you make dinner or something like that!

    • on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Kristen! Ha, yes I always love watching people making food on Snapchat. It makes me hungry and want to be productive in the kitchen!

  2. on February 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I fell off of Snapchat a while ago and just haven’t made my way back yet. I know it’s popular, so I’ll give it another try. Loved your tips – thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • on February 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

      I did the same thing, but this time I’m here to stay 🙂

  3. Brittany on February 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I am loving snap chat as well. It is so addicting! I love that you pointed out to snap often but not too much!

    • on February 26, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks girl. Yeah, I think there’s a happy medium 🙂

  4. Rachel on February 26, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    These all sound super helpful! I’m actually not on Snapchat (I really don’t get the hype), but it seems like a great tool for a lot of people!

  5. Karin Rambo on February 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Snapchat scares me, but this is a super helpful list of tips!

  6. Logan Can on February 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I like the idea of snapping things that are informative! I have been just using it for personal use until I get my feel for it (I’m a snap newbie) but I’m loving it!

  7. Chelsea on February 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    These tips are perfect and what I have been trying to do lately- it seems to be working as well!

  8. Angie on February 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Great tips! I’ve had Snapchat for a while, but I’m just now working on incorporating it more with my blog and following new people and getting them to follow me back.

  9. lisa on February 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Great post! I love snap chat, but I love my windows phone more, and snap won’t work with WP. I’ll def pin these tips for when they make snapchar for windows available!!

  10. Katarzyna on February 27, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I’m reading about Snapchat here an there often – it looks like it really gains popularity. I’ve tried it for a while, but I’m not sure it suits me – maybe I’m getting too old 😀 I might give it another shot in the future though, so thank you for sharing your tips!

  11. Chrystie on February 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Ahhhh! Snapchat is elusive to me. It’s the one platform, I haven’t tried out yet.

  12. Allison Jones on February 27, 2016 at 7:47 am

    These are awesome ideas. I don’t share enough blog related stuff on Snapchat. I need to do better.


  13. January Erskine on February 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I LOVE snapchat. Its a great way to see into the real life of people and those filters are hilarious!!

  14. Deynece on February 28, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I love these ideas. I am on Snapchat almost everyday but I need to be better about using it effectively.

  15. Bella B (xoxoBella) on February 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This was a great relevant post because I have been wondering if I should try adding my snapchat to my social media for my blog.

  16. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah on February 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Love these tips! I’ve WANTED to pick up snapchat for a while now, but wasn’t really sure what I’d use it for. Love the idea of Q&A with followers 😀

  17. Aida@TheCraftingFoodie on February 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    A few months ago a blogger friend encouraged me to join snapchat, and I’m still getting the hang of it. It’s so different, but I have to admit that it’s a little liberating that the posts disappear in 24 hrs 🙂 I’m a food blogger, so I could definitely use my snapchat posts for “how-to’s”. Thanks for the tips!

  18. Joanie @ Zagleft on February 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Great tips! I’m late getting on the Snapchat wagon but I’m excited to learn more about it. These tips will certainly help, thanks!

  19. Haley on February 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been wondering how to use Snapchat as a blogger, and these tips have helped me brainstorm ways to incorporate it into my social media strategy.
    xo, Haley

  20. Dannie on February 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Love this! I’m such a fan of snapchat. It’s my absolute favorite platform right now simply because of how personal you can make it. There are definitely some people who take that personal touch a little too far but overall it’s been nothing but a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing these tips on how to grow my following. Speaking of sharing your username everywhere, if you’re about following more people, I’m @dannie54 and would love to interact!


  21. Paige on February 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    These are really great tips! Snapchat is fun — I find myself entertained by it a lot! It’s a great way to relate to your audience.


  22. Julie @ Girl on the Move on March 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    For some reason Snapchat intimidates me…but I need to just get on there and figure it out! Love these tips

  23. Jordan Boldt on March 21, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Great tips! I sometimes forget the power
    of Snapchat and I love the idea of using Snapchat as an all-access behind the scenes!

  24. Saira on June 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Working on my first Snapchat campaign. Thanks for the tips. I really need to connect better with my Twitter followers on Snapchat. Will work on that!

    If anyone wants to connect on Snapchat, I’m Snapchat: MomResource

  25. Sabah on June 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Great post! Loved the tips.
    I just made a snapchat.

    If anyone is interested its: womanishaffairs

    Thank you for sharing your tips. Will keep them in mind for when I’m snapping away!

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