Why We Love TikTok & Giveaway

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May 08, 2020
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TikTok has taken off this year.  In the last few weeks with most people staying home, more and more people are making TikTok videos and watching TikTok videos than ever before.

What makes TikTok so much fun? Read on for more info to help you get started on TikTok - plus, enter our giveaway for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery, so you have something delicious to munch on while scrolling TikTok.

What is TikTok? 

It's a social network app for sharing short, user-generated videos. Popular content includes comedy, dance, and lip-synching videos. Heart-warming content, beauty videos and pet content also tends to go viral. 

Your TikTok homepage will show you popular videos that you can like or comment on, and you can use the discover tab to find trending hashtags or search for specific users or hashtags. TikTok learns what types of videos you like over time, so your homepage gets more and more personalized for you. 

What makes TikTok special? Blogger Amiyrah Martin says "It's a fun outlet where you don't have to curate everything, if you don't want to. Authenticity and genuine excitement for the platform is encouraged and rewarded, which is a nice change to what we are used to on social media."

TikTok and Kids 

Martin has a fantastic blog post here with recommendations on how to safely use TikTok with kids, including some suggested influencers and hashtags to follow.  

Ready to start posting?

Getting started is easy! Just tap the " + " button at the bottom of the app, choose the length of the video you want to film, and press the red circle to begin recording. From there, you can add music, text, filters, and more before you post. 

AudreyMcClelland, whose TikTok account features easy and cute hairstyles for kids, just reached over 1 million likes on her videos. Her advice on creating TikToks: "My tip for someone new on TikTok is to be consistent. Consistency is the key here. Create videos that excite you and make you happy, but stick with it!"

Here are a few of our favorite TikTok videos:

 
@audreymcclelland

Quick braid style 🥰 ##hair ##hairstyle ##hairtutorial ##hairstyles ##braidtutorial ##braids ##fyp ##foryou ##hairchallenge ##easyhairstyle ##funhair ##momlife

♬ original sound - curtisroach

Choose your quarantine mom character (@brittalivengood)

The Rock's daughter doesn't know Daddy is Maui (@TheRock)

Dad perfects the renegade dance challenge (@ninerschnitzel)
 
@robbyandpenny

She was getting sassy at the end. ##foryoupage

♬ original sound - robbyandpenny

Enter the Giveaway

Tell us more about your experience with TikTok for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery from a local restaurant or a $50 gift card for GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats or DoorDash - your choice!

TikTok Giveaway {Draft}

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift card to the local take-out restaurant of their choice, provided they accept phone or online gift card orders or a $50 gift card to the food delivery service of their choice (Seamless, GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats). Giveaway is open through May 25, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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by Loen210 | BELMONT, MA
May 21, 2020

I am so new to this, but I hear everyone talking about it. Sounds like so much fun!

by EbonyEyes | RALEIGH, NC
May 20, 2020

I've seen a lot have cool life hack and challenge videos through Instagram but haven't started an account yet. 

by miswede54 | FARMINGTN HLS, MI
May 19, 2020

It seems fun but I haven't seen that many videos to have afav. I saw the Rock and his duaghter that was cute.

by starfire123 | Decatur, GA
May 19, 2020

My personal favorite is the black lab complaining about his people being  stuck at home now- hysterical !

by eview1 | WAKE FOREST, NC
May 13, 2020

I am not on TikTok because I have an old cell phone. The videos I have seen were on television and my favorites are the late night tv hosts- Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. 

by tsmith4 | CORTLAND, IL
May 11, 2020

The dog one and the kid dancing were really good

by tvgirl68 | LIBERTYVILLE, IL
May 11, 2020

I love some of the comedy videos that have been posted. We all need a good laugh during this stressful time. 

by peter26 | Passaic, NJ
May 11, 2020

I don't see a need for TikTok.

by Jenny391 | Laguna Vista, TX
May 11, 2020

I don't useTik Tok.  Do not even know what it is!

by rainbowtrafficlights | AUSTIN, TX
May 11, 2020

I use TikTok to continue my dancing! I am on the Exec Committee for my dance club at college, but since I've been home, I had not been dancing much. But on TikTok there are new dance challenges and tutorials every day that I come across! I'm obsessed now! What's better than the dancing are all the cute animal videos that I CANNOT get enough of!

by aurora88 | ENGLEWOOD, CO
May 10, 2020

They are soooo entertaining 

by KouponKat | NAPERVILLE, IL
May 09, 2020

My kids love Tik Tok, but I'm not big on posting video content, so it's not for me. 

by millit | arlington, TX
May 09, 2020

I only learn the dances, but do not post or record myself doing it.

by wooabm26 | CHATTANOOGA, TN
May 08, 2020

I am not on the up and up yet!

by SASHANENE | Torrance, CA
May 08, 2020

I don't TikTok, but my father is into watching videos there.

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