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Snapchat: Geotag Game – California, USA

Snapchat- Geotag Game

Snapchat is my favorite day to day social media platform because I can talk about what I am doing that day & it will completely unscripted and silly. I have done snapchat stories before to play out a situation that happened to be funny. I have followers and follow people from all over the world. It is always fun to send new users a picture that I am in Arlington working or going to class in Fort Worth or dancing the night away in Dallas (which is my current semester life). The snap I used above is from this fall with my brother at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, a fun day of me showing my followers about a park series the city does. Of course I posted an awesome pictures of that concert on Instagram but snaps are more fun to see into the action.

Last week I decided to play the Geotag Game. It is easier when you have more people play. I sent about 20 people a snap to send me a geotag pic of where there were at. The winner of this round was Spencer making this geotag game the California edition! Yay, he sent me so many that after 24 hours I told him I didn’t need anymore since it would have taken forever to upload.

Congratulations to Spencer for winning this round & sending me over 50 snaps! Follow him on snapchat, speezo44, because he has a positive attitude and has fun days were he takes his followers into beautiful nature trips.

What are Snapchat Geotags

These are overlays that are created by artists then submitted to Snapchat. To use a geotag on your snapchat snap just slide your finger to the left till one shows up, unfortunately if you use a geotag filter you can not use another filter, such a fast forward or slow down.

Make sure to be able to have your location on to use the geotag filter. Notice I also have my settings to turn on Travel Mode so I don’t have snaps loaded automatically.

Manage

Check out the geofilter snaps I got!

I play games on snapchat from time to time so to join in for the next round add me on snapchat: AllyFiesta

Which geofilter is your favorite? You can submit your own geotag to snapchat, send me a snap if yours is used by snapchat!

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How to start off on a slack line

How to walk a slackline

Learning how to balance on a slack line has never been something I’ve been interested in before since I worry about falling off anything that is not attached to the ground! However, I had a free Sunday afternoon and was invited to bring my hula hoops out & learn how balance on slack line a couple of weeks ago!

I really just came out to hula hoop at one of my favorite parks and tried this out. I got across completely once and then balanced on a higher and longer slack line. I’m not worried about falling – look I’m not that far off the ground. I was worried about falling at a strange angle. The slack lines are not line walking across a roof, there is lots of swaying involved so I did not want to attempt to walk across. I kept wanting to just run across but that didn’t work.

Here are tips when you start to learn to walk on a slackline from my experience that day:

  • One foot at a time. I would stand there with no way of moving forward because I was about to fall. I was told to just keep one foot on the line then move the other one up – see picture below.
  • Look straight ahead. As much as I wanted to look where my feet were, looking forward helped my balance. That is how I got straight across.
  • Start a bit from the edges. I wanted to stand on the edge of the line, however, the higher lines do not have this same stand and standing there also tears up the stand itself. The good part is that you don’t start off thinking it is going to be easy. Yeah, the entire slack line is going to be unsteady at first.
  • Shoes or not shoes? I did WAY better with no shoes. In the picture below I had shoes but eventually took them off. I even like to hula hoop in nature with no shoes – pending it is NOT a dog park! I should probably experiment more with this.
  • I am going to say keep trying, I was really exhausted when I got on the higher slackline but my friend was OBSESSED with going back and forth.
Sunday Slackline at Harry S. Moss

Learning how to balance on a slack line for the very first time! (photo credit: Katsu Nakayama

I ended up having instruction on how to balance on the longer, higher slack lines from yogi, Woni, and was able to work through that.

Hope there are more of these as the weather is no longer so hot AF.

The video was taken from my snapchat account. I like to string together stories and you can join in on my daily adventures by typing in my user name: AllyFiesta or taking a picture of my snapcode.

Have you ever wanted to learn a circus art before? Let me know if you have any awesome tips for slacklining! Want to join in? There will be another Slackline Sunday on October 11, details on Facebook.

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