Snapchat Stories VS Instagram stories

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Happy Friday guys!

As all of you are now aware, the world of social media went into a state of shock last week when Instagram introduced the new stories feature (basically Snapchat on Instagram). Somehow Instagram has managed to plagiarize the business model of Snapchat and replicate it on to Instagram, which sent the blogosphere into a frenzie. As usual I was late to hop on the bandwagon, I didn’t receive the update till a few days in so I had no idea what all the fuss was about.

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So the real question is which platform do we prefer? As a blogger, do we just stick to one or use both? And if we do decide to use both, do we use create unique content for each platform or duplicate the same content on to both platforms? Quite frankly it’s just one big mess at the moment! The general consensus within the blogosphere is that most people still prefer snapchat and will continue to use it. Well here’s my 2 cents….

If you’re an influencer then Snapchat is the way to go, you’ve already established a loyal fanbase who will follow you anywhere you go. You can avoid all of the ‘hardselling’ which is required to increase your ingstagram followers, and best of all you can continue using all the cool filters to add character to your content. However if you’re a small-time blogger like myself, then Instagram stories is the way forward! The amount of engagement you receive on Instagram stories in comparison to snapchat is insane, whatever you get on Snapchat, triple it and that’s your amount on Instagram! So that reason alone, it’s safe to say I will be sticking to Instagram stories from now on. No more hardselling and everything is under one platform so it makes more logical sense. Don’t get me wrong, I will miss the crazy filters, no more dogs or flower crowns but I’m sure it won’t be long until Instagram designs some cool features too.

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So how do you feel about this? Are you remaining loyal to Snapchat or transitioning to Instagram?

Photography by Pistacho Photography.

Shop the Post!

Top | ASOS

Skirt | Topshop

Sunglasses | Céline

Shoes | Just Fab (similar here & here)

Handbag | Céline

Jewellery | GC watch

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    I cannot figure out what to do! Love your outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Priscilla Eliodoro

    This is a great look! Love the shoes! 🙂
    http://hairandvibes.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Priscilla! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Priscilla! 🙂

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    love this outfit!! Have a great weekend babe!!

    XO JNESS
    JenessaSheffield.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks so much babe! <3

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks so much babe! <3

  • http://www.enclothedcognition.blogspot.com Keri H

    I don’t know! The struggle is real nowadays haha!
    Love this skirt though! So cute

    Enclothed Cognition

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Haha so true! x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Haha so true! x

  • http://www.plogstyle.com/ Jenny Plog

    You look amazing dear, love that skirt!!!!
    enjoy the weekend!

    http://www.plogstyle.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Jenny! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Jenny! 🙂

  • Sisters and Glitters

    I love the skirt! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Sophia! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Sophia! 🙂

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Love your outfit! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Jane! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Jane! 🙂

  • Tessy Onyia

    I love your outfit dear, your bag is beautiful.

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe! 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    You look stunning, and i must admit that I will probably drop Snapchat and use IG instead!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Me too babe, I feel the same way! xx

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Me too babe, I feel the same way! xx

  • Ellie Adams

    Firstly, you look absolutely babe’in in these photo’s lovely, and secondly, I love this post!! I find it so hard to know what to put on both and end up duplicating every time. I love how much engagement insta stories gives but there’s just something about snapchat that lets me truly unwind and just post bloody anything haha. Such a toughie!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Ellie! I know what you mean, Snapchat is definitely more carefree! The numbers are definitely a deal breaker for me though lol. x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Ellie! I know what you mean, Snapchat is definitely more carefree! The numbers are definitely a deal breaker for me though lol. x