I’m New to Snapchat. Share Your Favorite Tips and Tricks!

I resisted for years, but over the weekend, as I was laid up with an injured foot, I finally bit the bullet and joined Snapchat.


There’s only one problem: I don’t know what the hell I’m doing! HELP! If you have any thoughts, tips, tricks, or resources I should check out, share ’em! Leave a comment below, or reach out on Snapchat, if that’s even possible (I have no idea).

If you want to be an eyewitness as I stumble through this social media platform, than please follow me. My username is ‘keepitupdavid’ (surprise surprise). I want to follow you, too, so I can see what you’re doing – that’s the best way to learn!

Also, if you have suggestions for people to follow – weight-loss/health experts, bloggers, inspirational folks, funny celebs, let me know!  So far I’m following a handful of friends, and I really want to expand my circle.

One thing I did learn quickly, almost by accident, is how to add text and draw on an image. As a result, here’s the very first snap I sent:


I’ve sent a few snaps since, mostly just playing around. It’s kinda fun, dipping my toes in the water, and I’m excited about sharing my story on this new-to-me platform… you know, once I figure out how it all works!

A couple quick updates:

  1. Thank you to my awesome donors that stepped up and donated on my behalf for my upcoming stair races. I’ve already reached my goal for the US Bank Tower race (woohoo!), and I’m well on my way for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation events. You guys are so awesome! I’m still $50 shy for Hike the Halo and $50 shy for the L.A. Memorial Coliseum event, if you have the hankering to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation!
  2. I’m exercising again! On Tuesday, I did my first workout in a week: 30 light minutes on the elliptical, followed by a 20-minute walk. Then, yesterday, a 57-minute, 3-mile walk. I kept things nice and easy, so I wouldn’t aggravate my foot in case it wasn’t fully healed, but everything went well. My foot feels great. I took a fun photo, too. The elliptical I used was the one in my building, and I’ve only used it twice before, because the ceiling is low and I’m quite tall, so when I use it, I come within an inch or two of hitting my head. See?


The easy and light workouts end today. I’m going downtown and hitting the stairs in a skyscraper after work!

Keep it up, David!


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